WHANGAMATĀ VISITOR INFORMATION

 WHANGAMATĀ BEACH 

Tucked away beneath the Coromandel Ranges of New Zealand’s North Island, Whangamatā is a picturesque beachside community, home to around 4,000 laid-back residents who adore the great outdoors. During the summer months, tourists travel from all over the country to experience this little slice of heaven we are lucky enough to call home. With spectacular scenic mountain backdrops, the bluest of oceans stretching for as far as the eye can see and pristine golden sandy beaches, there’s much to love about our pretty town on the Coromandel Peninsula. Awaken each morning to a glorious eastern sunrise, then spend leisurely days surfing, swimming, paddle-boarding, mountain biking or fishing. Alternatively, participate in Whangamatā yoga to balance mind, body and spirit in this beautiful coastal location. Afterwards, explore Whangamatā’s main street, a rockin’ strip brimming with boutique-style Whangamatā shops, chic cafes and eateries before returning to your accommodation in Whangamatā for a restful, comfortable night’s sleep.

TRAVEL TIMES & DISTANCE

Auckland

Tauranga

Hamilton

Rotorua

Wellington

Thames

Coromandel Town

Whitianga

Hahei

Hot Water Beach

Tairua

Pauanui

Waihi

Paeroa

Auckland Airport

Tauranga Airport

Hamilton Airport

*  Distance is approximate & travel time may vary

160km 

90km   

124km

145km

600km

57km

110km

76km

60km

60km

36km

35km

30km

50km

2.10 hr

1.20 hr

1.50 hr

2.10 hr

7.30 hr

50 mins

1.45 hr

1.10 hr

59 mins

59 mins

33 mins

26 mins

33 mins

50 mins

The Maori name 'Whangamatā' comes from the words 'whanga' = bay, and 'matā' = hard stone, this is reference obsidian stone that washes up on the beach.

What does Whangamatā mean?

Commonly Asked Questions About Whangamatā
 
Where is Whangamatā?
 Whangamatā is a small beach town located on the east coast of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
 
Where is the closest airport to Whangamatā
Tauranga Airport  is located 60km away from Whangamatā 
Hamilton Airport  is located 88km away from Whangamatā 
Auckland Airport  is located 98km away from Whangamatā

 
What is the weather like in Whangamatā?
The best time of year to visit Whangamata is December to mid March.


Spring: September - November
Temperatures range from 20 - 18 degrees celsius (40 - 65F)


Summer: December - February
Temperatures range from 21 - 32 degrees celsius (70 - 90F)


Autumn: March - May
Temperatures range from 10 - 21 degrees celsius (45 - 70F).

Winter: June - August
Temperatures range from 7 - 15.5 degrees celsius (35 - 60F)






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