WELCOME TO WAIHĪ BEACH
At the northern tip of the Coastal Bay of Plenty lies Waihī Beach, a bustling beachside village which is home to cute boutique shops, eateries and 9-kilometres of white sand beach that offers some of the safest surfing conditions in New Zealand.
Located 40 minutes' drive north from Tauranga, Waihī Beach is a great place to stay if you’re looking for an old-school, kiwi beach holiday. We’re talking ice cream, fish and chips, running across the hot sand and splashing about in the waves for hours on end - this is where the magic happens.
what to do in Waihī Beach
You could easily spend all your time at the beach, or explore the walking and cycling tracks surrounding Waihī Beach.
Anzac Bay to Te Ho Pā Site
The Village, Waihi Beach
Waihi Beach Heli lunch/brunch
Athenree Wetland Loop Walk
William Wright Falls
Orokawa Bay Walk
The Trig Walk
where to stay in Waihī Beach
Between Waihī Beach and Bowentown, there are some great holiday park accommodation options. Or for something more private, you’ll find plenty of motels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Waihī Beach.
Athenree Homestead Trust
Beach Pacific Apartments
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park
Waihi Beach Paradise Resort
Beachaven Holiday Park
Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park
Hibiscus Bed & Breakfast
Waihi Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Places to Eat & Drink in Waihī Beach
Enjoy dinner at the beachfront restaurant, grab a coffee from one of the cool cafés tucked away in the village, or hit the 4 Square (a small supermarket) and grab some food for the BBQ.
STORIES AND TALES OF WAIHĪ BEACH
Meet the locals and discover the stories.
itineraries & travel plans for Waihī Beach
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