WHANGAMATĀ VISITOR INFORMATION
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
Hot Water Beach
* Distance is approximate & travel time may vary
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.