The town of Whangamatā is sited on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 30 kilometres north of Waihi, to the north of the western extremity of the Bay of Plenty. The population of Whangamatā was 3471 in the 2013 Census, a decrease of 84 from 3555 in the 2006 Census, and a decrease of 492 from 2001. In holiday times the population swells considerably: New Year's celebrations fill the town to over 25,000 though this falls soon after New Year's Day. A number of off-shore islands can be seen from the beach. Hauturu or Clark Island is accessible by wading at low tide and is popular in summer months for rock-pool fossickers and kayakers. Whenuakura, sometimes known as Donut Island, sits about a kilometre east of the southern part of Whangamatā beach (Otahu Beach). Tuatara roamed on Whenuakura until fairly recently. Whenuakura Island has a large collapsed blow hole which has formed a small beach inside the island - hence the alternative name. The town has two ocean beaches, both of which are extremely safe for swimming and surfing. There is a safe boating harbour at the North end of the town and another estuary at the South end. 15 minutes drive south of Whangamatā is the quietly popular beach Whiritoa. Other beaches just north of Whangamatā are Onemana and Opoutere.
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Pedal and Paddle is a long standing locally owned and operated business with fully qualified staff. We are specialists and provide Cycle, Kayak , Paddle boarding sales, tours, hire and service. We are centrally located in the main st of Whangamata. Visit the world renowned Whenuakura island and its spectacular hidden lagoon. Here at Pedal and Paddle our comprehensive hire fleet is available to you with a guided service if required to enhance your experience of the majestic islands, coastal and harbor regions. We customize delivery/pickup at any waterfront location for your ultimate convenience. You deserve the Paradise Coast Experience.
This is a new Thames-Coromandel District Council designated freedom campsite that came into effect from the 1st of December, 2014. Self contained vehicles (that can show they comply with NZS 5465:2001) can stay here for a maximum of two consecutive nights, arriving not earlier than 5pm and leaving no latter than 9am.Visit Whangamata iSite Carpark
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