Our Location Whangamata situated on the East coast of the Coromandel Peninsula - also called the Paradise Coast - has an amazing ocean beach with a unique combination of safe swimming and surfing breaks. Enjoy relaxing coastal walks with spectacular sea views or venture into the Tairua Forest or Coromandel Forest Park, which border the town, for walks and mountain biking.

If golf is your passion – indulge yourself on either the 9 or18 hole golf courses – we can even supply a golf buddy…A rich variety of artists, including painters,sculptors, wood carvers, potters and a jeweller can be visited.

Whangamata Beach


Opoutere - popular for swimming and surfing, this spectacular white sand, 5km beach is protected from development by an afforested reserve. Wharekawa Harbour is known for bush walking and bird watching.

Mountain Biking – The Whangamata Information Centre provides information and permits for bush walks, mountain bike trails and other activities in the Pine Forest located 3km north of town on State Highway 25 .

Luck at Last Mine - a well sign posted track in the forest provides a scenic one hour walk to old gold mine ruins. An alternative track to Pritchard's Kauri in virgin bush is 4km further on the Forestry Rd.

Onemana - a popular surfcasting beach that offers exceptional views from the southern hilltop.

Tuhua (Mayor) Island - famous waters for big game fishing 30km off the coast, that can be reached by one of the local charter boats.

Whiritoa - exposed and often rough, this beach does have a tidal lagoon that offers safe swimming.

Whangamata Craft Trail - gifted local artisans can be visited using a brochure available from the Information Centre.

Wentworth Valley - offering a 30 min Old Mines walk, a two hour walk to the waterfalls and a five hour walk, Maratoto- Wentworth.

Whangamata - photo: Tourism Coromandel


Distances from
Whangamata to:

  • Auckland 174km
  • Hot Water Beach 59km
  • Cathedral Cove 59km
  • Rotorua 155km
  • Tauranga 112km
  • Thames 59km
  • Waihi 29km

Information Centre

Manager: Nikki Miller
Phone: (07) 865 8340
Port Road, Whangamata, NZ
Web: www.whangamatainfo.co.nz

Open Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sun: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Opoutere Bird Watching

View towards Whiritoa

Oputere Beach

Tide Table

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