Check out Coromandel’s Hidden Gem: New Chum Beach

Check out Coromandel’s Hidden Gem: New Chum Beach

Written by mighway

If you are looking for someplace in New Zealand where you can get away from the stresses of everyday life and the crowds of popular tourist spots, then you need to look no further than New Chum Beach. This unspoiled area is hidden away from the overly-populated areas and absent of buildings, roads, infrastructure, and camping. It is highlighted by golden-sand beaches and native forest areas. Take a look at everything it has to offer visitors.

Finding New Chum Beach

Since this beach is a bit off the beaten path, you have to do a bit of searching for it. It is located on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island. You can only access the beach either by foot or by boat, but only after you have found your way to the town of Whangapoua. To access the beach, you will need to follow a path that takes you through the bush to the opposite side of a bluff. Although it takes a little time and effort, the foliage, pristine sand and clear water makes it worth it in the end.


While you are in the New Chum Beach area, there are lots of activities in which to partake. Be sure to take some time to visit some of these New Zealand treasures: Cathedral Cove Hot Water Beach The Pinnacles Coromandel Coastal Walkway Karangahake Gorge

Guided tours

If you are new to the area, or just do not know where to start, you should consider taking a guided tour of the area. You can head out in a bus, motorhome, or even a small car and take in all the breathtaking sights around you. There are many tours from which to choose, so it will be easy to find one that fits your budget.

Dining and drinking

During your visit to New Chum Beach, you will need to satisfy your hunger and thirst. Luckily you will have many options to satisfy both needs. Just a short distance away from the beach you will find many restaurants that will satisfy any craving you have. Be sure to check out some of New Zealand’s fantastically fresh seafood. If you are looking for someplace to imbibe a bit, there are also several wineries and breweries in the area as well. Some of the best to check out include: The Coromandel Brewing Company Ohinemuri Estate Hot Water Brewing Company Mercury Bay Estate Vineyard & Restaurant

If your idea of the perfect getaway involves getting away to a remote beach that has spectacular views, then you need to book your next Mighway trip to New Chum Beach today!

If your looking to make the most out of your stay in the Coromandel, check out our short clip where our interpid host, Tim, shows you a bit of what this beautiful region has to offer: