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Vacation rentals in Whangamatā

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Apartment · Whangamata
Ocean Blue- Your hub to the Coromandel.
Beautiful pristine surf beaches and parks. You will enjoy our place with its great location, the people, close to cafes/restaurants, shops and of course the beautiful beach which is just a 3 min drive or a 15 min walk. Also close by are 2 golf courses, mountain bike tracks, fishing charters and you could even learn to surf. Ideal for couples, solo adventurers, and business travelers. Whangamata was voted NZś best beach by the 2018 NZ Herald.
May 14 – 21
$44 per night
Private room · Whangamata
Magpies Mirror Chalet
Our 2 EcoPods are set amongst gardens overlooking our Persimmon orchard and are close to nature walks, tramping, mountain biking tracks, safe swimming and surf beaches. Town is only 8 minutes drive away. A great place as a base to tour the Coromandel. We have a comfy beds, peacefulness and typical Kiwi Hospitality. Ensure you have a Covid pass or certificate and a photo ID when you check in. We are unable to accept unvaccinated guests at this time Please note the cost is $60.00 p.p. per night.
Feb 21 – 28
$34 per night
Private room · Whangamatā
Simply Relaxed Whanga, with Spa Pool
Take a break and unwind at this peaceful abode. A self contained room in a family home of a young couple, a small dog (Lola) and cat (Rosie), who all enjoy entertaining guests. This space provides your own private and quiet lodging to relax and unwind after enjoying the many sights and activities Whangamata has to offer. 4 minutes to town and the beach. Spa pool with generous views over the Coromandel Peninsula Park. Another similar room (queen bed, en-suite) can be made available on request.
Oct 11 – 18
$40 per night

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New World Supermarket Whangamata12 locals recommend
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Dec 11 – 18
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Nov 28 – Dec 5
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Jan 12 – 19
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Adorable brand new 1 bedroom holiday home
Feb 24 – Mar 3
$141 per night
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Tui-Song Cottage
Dec 8 – 15
$65 per night
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Experience Whangamata!
May 25 – Jun 1
$100 per night
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Whanga Beach Front
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$143 per night
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Holiday getaway
Jun 13 – 20
$84 per night
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Rooftop apartment in the heart of Whangamata
Feb 28 – Mar 7
$138 per night
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Dec 6 – 13
$45 per night
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Feb 2 – 9
$143 per night

Your guide to Whangamatā

All About Whangamatā

Located in the Coromandel region of New Zealand, north of the Bay of Plenty, Whangamatā is a relaxed village amidst an aquatic playground. The small surf town is surrounded by a saltwater estuary, feeding the Otahu river into the South Pacific with two openings at either end of the beach. Whangamatā beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of soft, golden sand with emerald water, popular among surfers and beach dwellers alike. Markers along the sandy shore indicate which dune areas are home to protected dotterel birds. The Whangamatā surf breaks are unbeatable, yet the waters are still safe for swimmers.

Fishing is also a popular pursuit in Whangamatā, and you’ll often see anglers lined up along the seafront or heading out in boats to try their luck with snapper, kahawai, and tarakihi. Local restaurants also celebrate the marine offerings, with fresh seafood regularly gracing the menus. As you head inland, the coastline quickly gives way to rolling hills, dense forest, and bush — all of which are lined with cycle routes and hiking trails.

The Bay of Plenty region is known for its cultural scene, and Whangamatā is no exception. There are galleries showcasing local creations, from sculpture to photography. Meanwhile, weekend beachside markets are an opportunity to sample the local culinary offerings and pick up handmade gifts.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whangamatā?

Whangamatā has numerous outdoor activities available year round. However, many of the local festivals and events take place in the summer months, from November to March. Summers here are pleasant and mild, with enjoyable temperatures never reaching sweltering highs. The Whangamatā Summer Festival is at the end of December, with markets, live music, and family activities. New Year’s Eve is a big deal in Whangamatā, with thousands visiting the town to celebrate, which is good to keep in mind if you’re planning to book your Whangamatā accommodation during this time.

March is the wettest month of the year, but it’s also when you can celebrate all things ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll at the Whangamatā Beach Hop. Expect classic cars and motorbikes, incredible outfits, trade stalls, and a lot of classic rock.

Winters in Whangamatā, which are from June to August, are wet and cold yet mild, with temperatures never reaching freezing.

What are the top things to do in Whangamatā?

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, found on Donut Island, is less than a mile from the beach and can be accessed by kayak or boat. Book onto a guided tour to discover the local wildlife, the emerald lagoon, and incredible rocky formations. The island is incredibly sacred to the local people, so be sure to respect its sanctity and experience the island from the water only.

Luck at Last Mine

Outside of Whangamatā, the Luck at Last Mine is a walking trail that offers a glimpse of the region’s former gold mining industry. The Luck at Last Mine dates back to 1897 and has long since been abandoned, and this interesting two-hour walking route takes you along the old carriageway and past some of the mining relics.

Whangamatā Bar

The Whangamatā Bar is a permanent sand bar at the mouth of the estuary, which has been drawing surf tourists from around the world since the 1950s. If you’re a newbie to surfing, stick to some of the smaller breaks under guidance from a local surf school. For a more tranquil experience, hire a kayak or paddleboard and head up one of the estuaries.