Whangamata Otahu Estuary
Whangamata Marina
IMG_3835
Opoutere beach Canute

Whangamata

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.

Content courtesy of Tourism NZ

Show results
Sort by Showing 1 - 14 of 14 results.
Blake Court Motel - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
7.80 97 Reviews
Whangamata
0800425253
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 - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.20 244 Reviews
Whangamata, Whangamata
08008658464
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 - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.60 69 Reviews
Whangamata
078658400
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)
Bushland Park Lodge and Retreat - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.40 84 Reviews
Whangamata
078657468
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)
La Dolce Vita - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
8.90 5 Reviews
Whangamata
078657916
Marine Reserved Apartments - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.40 60 Reviews
Whangamata
0800800942
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)
Pacific Rise Apartments - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.20 15 Reviews
Whangamata
078656959
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)
Palm Pacific Motel & Resort - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
8.80 40 Reviews
Whangamata
078659211
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 - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
Whangamata
078657440
"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)
Peninsula Waterfront Retreat - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.90 14 Reviews
Whangamata
078659930
Pipinui Motel - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
9.00 41 Reviews
Whangamata
078656796
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)
Southpacific Motel - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
8.30 211 Reviews
Whangamata
078659580
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 Motor Camp - Accommodation in Whangamata New Zealand
Whangamata
078659128
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)
YHA Opoutere - Accommodation in Opoutere New Zealand
8.50 11 Reviews
Opoutere
078659072
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)
Showing 1 - 12 of 12 events for the next month.
  • The Refinery, Paeroa, Hauraki
    Fri 25 Oct 2019 8:00PM / Variety Concerts
    The Nukes. Aotearoa’s/NZ’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’. It was 30 months ago that the Nukes last visited as one of the first musical acts hosted by the Refinery ...returning with a new ... more
  • Waihi Memorial RSA, Waihi, The Coromandel
    Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    Golden medallions, steaming disco boots, flares, discotheque mania: the Bee Gees are the icons of this magic era, firmly cemented into our minds as the men of “Night Fever.” This is all brought back to realistic life ... more
  • Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
    Wed 23 Oct 2019 5:00PM / Hip Hop, Rap
    Mai FM is proud to present Hip Hop in the Park featuring rap superstar Tyga and a star-studded cast of local hip hop talent. Hip Hop in the Park will be held at Soper Reserve in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday, October ... more
  • Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty
    Sun 27 Oct 2019 7:00PM / Covers, Tribute Bands
    This show features Kerry Adams up front leading his full professional band, with his trademark Dylan influenced vocals, seductive guitar playing and dark thoughtful songs that will leave you in awe. The first part of ... more
  • Waihi Beach Hotel, Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty
    Sat 9 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    The Waihi Beach Hotel present Tiki Taane performing his One Man Band show! Renowned as much for his powerful, headlining live performances as he is for the anthems he writes and produces, Tiki's extraordinary ... more
  • The Refinery, Paeroa, Hauraki
    Fri 8 Nov 2019 7:30PM / Food, Gourmet, Wine
    Join saucy gourmet Peta Mathias as she shares dark and delicious love stories from her new book; Eat Your Heart Out. ‘All you need is love,’ sang the Beatles. Right now, in a world of hate speech, online bullying ... more
  • Kopu Station Hotel, Thames, The Coromandel
    Sat 2 Nov 2019 7:00PM / Reggae
    New Management are on a mission to make Kopu Great Again! In doing so we have booked a great line up of events to kick start you summer here on the peninsula. The second of November we have Rootz Konekt joining the ... more
  • Kopu Station Hotel, Thames, The Coromandel
    Sat 16 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Country
    We are pleased to introduce the winner of The Voice Australia 2017 Judah Kelly to New Zealand. Emerging from the nationwide success of winning the 2017 series of The Voice Australia and the release of his debut album ... more
  • The Arts Junction, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
    Fri 15 Nov 2019 7:30PM / Blues
    A bluesy musical trip that stretches from late 1800's America through the music of Elizabeth Cotton, Robert Johnson, Django Reinhardt and Woody Guthrie to contemporary Americana and the band's original songs. THE BAY ... more
  • Boyd Park, Te Aroha, Matamata-Piako
    Fri 1 Nov 2019 6:00PM / Fun Runs & Walks
    Back for 2019 ! This is a great event for the whole family, parents & caregivers can run/walk with their kids and join in the fun. There will be music, colour, fun obstacles, spot prizes and food and drinks for sale. ... more
  • Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
    Fri 1 Nov 2019 7:00PM / Singer-Songwriter
    Caitriona Fallon and her band of class musicians are pleased to be back at Totara Street for the third year running. Caitriona, former lead vocalist for the highly acclaimed Riverdance the Show, and who has also featured ... more
  • The Mount Mellick, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
    Thu 14 Nov 2019 8:00PM / Comedy
    Strange. Weird. Wonderful. A show that will pull you apart and put you back together again. Jamie Patterson (2019 Raw Quest Grand Finalist), Lane Pilkington (2019 Raw Quest Grand Finalist) and Camilo Aristizabal ... more
Powered by Eventfinda