Set against a backdrop of native forest park, the welcoming surf town of Whangamata is a place to catch a wave, a fish or enjoy a delicious cafe meal.
The attractive combination of sand, surf and native forest makes Whangamata a popular destination for summer holidays. It's easy to find your own space on the four kilometre ocean beach, surf the rolling breaks, or swim in the quiet waters of the harbour. There are two golf courses in the area and plenty of charter boats waiting to take you diving or game fishing. Offshore, Hauturu Island can be reached by kayak or wading at low tide. Just behind the town, the Coromandel Forest Park is a place for hiking, mountain biking and hunting. The Wentworth Falls walk is particularly lovely.
Onemana Beach, made famouss in the recent Middle-earth advertising, is only six kilometres north of Whangamata and is the perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling.
Further north is the settlement of Opoutere which opens onto a beautiful five-kilometre surf beach that has been protected from development by a forested reserve.
Opoutere Wildlife Refuge Reserve is a nesting site for the rare New Zealand dotterel. This small wading bird makes its nest, a mere scraping in the sand, amidst sparse vegetation just above high water. Eggs and chicks are very susceptible to predation and dotterel nests are easily destroyed by storms and careless feet. The dotterel's scurrying antics are a delight to watch from a careful distance.
Whangamata is a great base for exploring the Coromandel Peninsula, with numerous cafés, restaurants and accommodation options (be sure to book ahead in summer). Arts and crafts shops provide interesting browsing, and surf shops cluster along the main road with boards for hire.
With free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking, 104 on Moore Bed & Breakfast is 100 metres from a beautiful Pacific Ocean Beach and the peaceful Otahu Estuary. Free bicycle hire and free boogie board hire are included.
Each heated room includes electric blankets and a wardrobe. Some ro... (more)
Offering a hot tub and free BBQ facilities, Blake Court Motel is located in the centre of Whangamata. Guests here enjoy free Wi-Fi.
Located on the ground floor, each heated room includes a kitchen or a kitchenette with a microwave, a refrigerator, a toaster and an electric kettle. There... (more)
Breakers Motel is a Luxury motel located on the Harbourside reserve in Whangamata in the Coromandel. It has 21 modern units and 16 units have a spa pool and 2 units with spa bath and spa pool. Cooked/continental breakfast is available and private spa pools, swimming pool and barbecue facil... (more)
Brenton Lodge is a boutique lodge situated on the hills overlooking Whangamata with wide views of the sea to Tuhua Island.
The Lodge was established in 1993, and has proven to be a wonderful place for the independent traveller, looking to explore the beautiful beaches and forest tracks ... (more)
Set on 5 acres of parklands and surrounded by lush forest, Bushland Park Lodge and Retreat offers a secluded getaway. All guest suites offer free WiFi and a fireplace. There is an onsite restaurant and wine cellar.
Bushland Park Retreat is a 12-minute drive from Whangamata and a 2-hour ... (more)
A piece of paradise and a perfect location to make your base on the Coromandel Peninsula. Copsefield Bed & Breakfast is a purpose-built B&B with guest lounge, 2 double bedrooms (queen-size beds) and 1 twin room. All rooms have their own ensuite and adjoining veranda. Set in 3 acres of gard... (more)
Just 5 minutes’ walk from Whangamata Beach, Given Ave B&B offers free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. It features heated rooms with a TV, electric blankets and tea and coffee making facilities.Given Ave B&B Whangamata is a 10-minute walk from Whangamata Golf Club, and 35 minutes’ fro... (more)
Kotuku Bed & Breakfast offers private rooms with free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. Guests enjoy 2 separate lounge areas and a large patio surrounded by lovely gardens.Located at the quieter end of Whangamata, Kotuku B&B is 10 minutes' walk from a surf beach and from Island View Reserve.... (more)
Mandhari (The View) cottage is located on a hill overlooking Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula with a view out to the Pacific Ocean and Mayor Island.It is just 5 minutes drive to the Whangamata township and ocean beach. The beach is renowned for its surfing breaks but is also a safe b... (more)
Just 1 minutes' walk from Whangamata Beach, the Marine Reserved Apartments each offer a double garage and full kitchen and laundry facilities. Guests can enjoy a BBQ on their own private balcony.The apartments have a lounge area with sofa and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Each ... (more)
Tranquil, unspoiled paradise, ideal for families. Separate, fully self-contained 3-bedroom chalets (sleep 6-8). Bath, shower, lounge, laundry, patio and decks. Onemana Beach, with its beautiful clean sand, is ideal for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, boating, snorkelling and fishing. Commu... (more)
Just an 8-minute walk from Whangamata Beach, Pacific Rise Apartments offers a heated outdoor pool and a hot tub. All self-contained apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony or a courtyard.Pacific Rise Accommodation is a 4-minute walk from the heart of Whangamata and a 15-m... (more)
Just 5 minutes’ drive from Whangamata Surf Beach, Pacific View B&B offers rooms boasting ocean views, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Guests enjoy a shared dining room and lounge area and a communal balcony offering lovely panoramic views.Each room offers a minibar and a flat-screen TV wi... (more)
Shops and cafés at your doorstep, golden sand beach just a short walk away, tennis court, sauna and private spa, Palm Pacific Resort has everything you need for the perfect Whangamata get-away. Our beautifully appointed 1 and 2-bedroom units, some with spa bath, have full kitchen facilitie... (more)
"Patiki Bay View is a high quality luxury apartment a haven for couples with everything you could wish for to make your stay comfortable and satisfying. It is a fully self contained studio apartment with a comfy queen bed, and is totally quiet and peaceful. It has its own private garden,... (more)
Pipinui Motel was built in 2002. It has 4 luxury self contained units consisting of two studio, and two 1-bedroom units. These very quiet, private and spacious units are located only 200 metres from the harbour, boat ramp and new marina, and only 700 metres from the main surf beach, wharf,... (more)
The natural beauty of Whangamata with it's bush clad hills, sparkling harbour, and famouss surf beach give our guests the choice of a wide range of activities. These range from relaxing beach or quiet bush walks through to fishing, swimming, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and mountain... (more)
Qualmark 4-star Motel. Centrally located to town centre and beach (400m). 9 quality motel units, redecorated 2009, fully self-contained and serviced with queen/super-king size beds, wireless internet, LCD flatscreen TVs with Sky. DVD available.Also on site: conference venue, laundry, spa, ... (more)
Whangamata's newest Bed and Breakfast, located on the Coromandel Peninsula.You will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of this upmarket B&B. Just a short stroll to the main beach (800 mtrs) and next to the Williamson 9 hole golf course. With only one guest room and ensuite, make yourself at ... (more)
WHANGAMATA ONLY HOLIDAY PARK. CLOSE TO OUR famousS WHITE SANDY BEACH and local shops. Whangamata Motor camp is a popular spot for Families, Surfers and Holiday makers. Camp dairy seasonal. Metered showers. Tariff: kitchen cabins $60-$70 (1-2 persons), extra $18-$20, under 15yrs $8-$10, pow... (more)
Whangamata Vistas B&B is located in Whangamata. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a minibar. There is a full a kitchenette with a microwave and a refrigerator. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free to... (more)
Just 5 minutes' walk from Wharekawa Harbour, YHA Opoutere offers rooms with lovely harbour views. Guests have access to free kayak rental, table tennis and barbecue facilities.
Opoutere YHA is 15 minutes’ drive from Whangamata, and 45 minutes’ drive from Hot Water Beach. Tauranga Airpor... (more)
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Tauranga Yacht & Power Boat Club, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Fri 26 Jan 2018 7:00PM / Cricket
A great night for cricket lovers.
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