With five kilometres of Pacific surf and beaches safe for families, Whangamata will delight you.  Paddle to islands (and back) at low tide, or explore the forest parks, walking tracks and bike trails.

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 Whangamata Harbour, Coromandel  Tourism Coromandel

 Hotel Room Inside Accommodation  © espensorvik via Flickr



The alternative lifestyle of this area is reflected in the unique, boutique accommodation options on offer here.

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 Kayaking, canoeing on water  © WagsomeDog via Flickr



Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Whangamata

  • Enjoy safe surfing and swimming at Opoutere Beach
  • Explore Coromandel Forest park on foot or bike
  • Try your luck with a big game fishing charter trip
  • Follow the Whangamata Craft Trail
  • Don't miss the annual Whangamata Beach Hop!

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How do you get to Whangamata?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Whangamata. The area is easily accessible, however, located around two hours' drive from Auckland, Rotorua and Tauranga, the biggest airports in the area.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Whangamata.
  • Travel by Bus
    • The Coromandel has several local bus, shuttle and tour companies. Many tour companies visit Whangamata on their visits to the Coromandel region.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Whangamata. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.