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Vacation rentals in Whangamatā

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Vacation home in Whangamatā
Modern Two Bedroom Oasis
Kick back and relax in this calm, stylish space. This brand-new two bedroom holiday home is all set up and ready for your next holiday, be it a weekend away or a mid-week stay. Within a 15-minute walk to the wharf, surf beach, New world and all the cafés and shops, it is the perfect getaway spot. Plenty of space to park the boat and is set off the Main road, ensuring peace and quiet. Fibre internet is included along with free to air TV. A comfy super king bed & a Queen bed in the sleep out.
$146 per night
Apartment in Whangamata
Stunning Studio on Barrowclough Road, Whangamata
*** NEW LISTING *** Our separate self-contained studio in the heart of Whangamata is a sunny, elevated apartment. The open plan is spacious and has been newly fitted out with a queen sized bed, comfortable lounge suite with chaise, kitchenette and bathroom. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday at Whangamata! Located in the prestigious Golden Triangle due to its proximity to the shops, beach and harbour. * 200m to Surf Beach * 300m to Harbour & Wharf * 350m to Shops & Cafes
$54 per night
Apartment in Whangamatā
Stylish + Spacious + Sunny
Enjoy this stylish apartment drenched in sunlight positioned in a central location. No matter the season, you’ll love the efficient heat pump technology on hand here and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow onto the deck, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning cuppa or evening beverage. Sunshine, clear blue skies, and only a short distance from the golden sands of Whangamatā Beach and an array of other conveniences and local fare, it doesn’t get much better than this one-bedroom beauty.
$63 per night

Stay near Whangamatā's top sights

New World Whangamata25 locals recommend
Whangamata Club INC14 locals recommend
Blackies Cafe18 locals recommend
Smoky Pallet Freehouse6 locals recommend
Whangamata RSA3 locals recommend
Soul Burger9 locals recommend

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'Whangamata 'Weekender ' Comfy cosy studio
$83 per night
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Rooftop apartment in the heart of Whangamata
$184 per night
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Experience Whangamata!
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'Leighton's at Whangamata'
$85 per night
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Ocean Blue- Your hub to the Coromandel.
$72 per night
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Coastal Queen Studio with Sofa Bed and parking
$100 per night
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R & R in Whangamata
$81 per night
Chalet in Whangamata
Sleep-out at Whanga
$78 per night
Home in Whangamata
Heron’s Nest, Private Peaceful accommodation
$144 per night
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Bliss At The Beach
$105 per night
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More b'n'b
$54 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.

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.

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.

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