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Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand's North Island. It lies 10 kilometres to the east of the town of Waihi, at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula. The main beach itself extends approximately 10 kilometres to the south with the small settlement of Bowentown at its southern end. The headland at the southern of the beach is on the northern side of the northern (Katikati) entrance to Tauranga Harbour. Waihi Beach had a population of 1773 at the 2006 New Zealand Census but that number skyrockets to 16,000 in the Summer. At the northern end of Waihi Beach, the 145 hectares (360 acres) Orokawa Scenic Reserve offers several short walking tracks along the coast and to Orokawa Bay. While the main beach is backed by the residential area of the township of Waihi Beach, Orokawa Bay is undeveloped and surrounded by native bush including pohutukawa, puriri, and nikau palms. Waihi Beach boasts a number of cafes, eateries, the Waihi Beach Hotel built in 1967, two holiday parks, and the Athenree mineral hot springs near by.

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Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

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 Te Arawa
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

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Tapatoru Number 8

Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

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$299 / Day

Your Perfect New Zealand Retreat

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

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The Oldsmobile
$195 / Day

The Oldsmobile

Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

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Mount Maunganui, Tauranga

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Aongatete, Bay of Plenty

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Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty

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Places to Visit near Waihi Beach


Rainbow Springs Nature Park

Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs Nature Park offers a fun-packed and educational experience for the whole family. Learn about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and get up close and personal with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.

Make sure you take a ride on the Big Splash, and don't forget to head to the crowd-pleasing free-flight Bird Show. Also, each day our team of experts run special Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of our favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.

For an unforgettable experience, upgrade to our Kiwi Encounter Behind the Scenes Tour to see exactly how we're helping kiwi at the biggest kiwi hatchery in the world. Every tour booked is a 100% donation to our kiwi conservation program.

Tamaki Maori Village

1989 was the year it all began. Doug and Mike Tamaki forged a turning point for tourism in Rotorua and forever changed the way people from around the world experienced cultural storytelling. Two kiwi cowboys doing things a bit differently. From old school buses to hot-rod Harleys and roundabout sing-alongs, a new storyline was unfolding and the families, couples, the globetrotters from near and far were all on board the one-of-a-kind Tamaki Māori Village experience. Now 30 years later, Tamaki has become an iconic brand in tourism – a leading force that pioneers and inspires through authentic and meaningful cultural experiences that the world continues to applaud and celebrate. Tamaki Māori Village is the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand and was voted the 7th best experience in the world by TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2018.

Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park

At Paradise Valley Springs, visitors can interact with a variety of New Zealand wildlife . Guest have the opportunity to hand-feed animals such as deer, pigs, thar and wallabies. See Rainbow and Brown Trout in our crystal-clear pools, and wild in the Ngongotaha Stream that winds through our park. Get up close to friendly farm animals in the lovely streamside farmwalk. View native New Zealand birds and waterfowl on our wetlands. Taste pure spring water straight from our natural spring, or purchase some of our own bottled 'Paradise Pure' to take away with you. Experience our elevated rainforest treetops walkway, hidden six metres high amongst bush and huge native trees. Get close to our lion pride and check out our exciting lion feeding at 2.30pm every day.

Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre

From grassroots beginnings in the 1980’s and the founding of the Wingspan Charitable Trust in 1992, Wingspan is now recognized as New Zealand’s leading conservation, education and research organization for birds of prey. Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua in 2002. At Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon.  Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land).  Wingspan supports wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds.  Through research and advocacy, Wingspan also supports long-term sustainable conservation action by identifying the reasons for the decline in wild populations and promoting action to reverse this. The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds and are a unique educational experience enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Campgrounds and Parks near Waihi Beach


Waihi Beach Surf Club

There are two parking bays available when this site is open. First is next to the playground by the Pohutakawa trees, the second is just to the right of the information board. Designated freedom camping site for self-contained vehicles only. Freedom Camping is excluded from the conclusion of Labour Weekend through to the conclusion of the following Easter Weekend. No person may freedom camp for more than three consecutive nights in any calendar month at any one site here in the Western Bay of Plenty. Please park in the designated parking zones. No more than three self-contained vehicles are permitted in any one location on any one night (unless expressly provided for through signage at the site). Please enjoy your stay and respect other reserve users.

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