At the northern tip of the Coastal Bay of Plenty lies Waihī Beach, a bustling beachside village which is home to cute boutique shops, eateries and 9-kilometres of white sand beach.

Located 40 minutes' drive north from Tauranga, Waihī Beach is a great place to stay if you’re looking for an old-school, kiwi beach holiday. We’re talking ice cream, fish and chips, running across the hot sand and splashing about in the waves for hours on end - this is where the magic happens.

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what to do in Waihī Beach

You could easily spend all your time at the beach, or explore the walking and cycling tracks surrounding Waihī Beach. 

where to stay in Waihī Beach

Between Waihī Beach and Bowentown, there are some great holiday park accommodation options. Or for something more private, you’ll find plenty of motels and bed and breakfast accommodation in Waihī Beach.

Places to Eat & Drink in Waihī Beach

Enjoy dinner at the beachfront restaurant, grab a coffee from one of the cool cafés tucked away in the village, or hit the 4 Square (a small supermarket) and grab some food for the BBQ.


Meet the locals and discover the stories.

itineraries & travel plans for Waihī Beach

We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Check out some of our suggested itineraries and travel plans for Waihī Beach.

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