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All About Waihī Beach
Located on the Bay of Plenty two hours southeast of Auckland, the vibrant town of Waihī Beach is a gateway to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula.
The town’s main attraction is the beach, a six-mile-long sandy shoreline that is fringed with pohutukawa trees and dotted with sun bleached driftwood. The gentle waves are perfect for playing in the surf or swimming in the patrolled areas, and there is plenty of space to spread out, even on the busiest summer days.
Just a 10-minute drive away, you will find the historic gold mining town of Waihī, which is home to the Waihī Gold Discovery Centre, a museum that showcases the region's gold mining industry. Additionally, you’ll find hiking and biking trails in the nearby Karangahake Gorge, including the Hauraki Rail Trail, a coastal track that leads through historic towns and past relics of the old mining industry.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Waihi Beach
With relatively mild weather all year round, Waihī is a great four-season destination. The summer months feature long, sunny days that are perfect for being on and in the water. This is a popular time to secure Waihī Beach holiday rentals. In the spring and fall, the temperatures drop a bit, which is just fine if your aim is to explore the many nearby hiking trails. During the winter, the weather is often cold and damp, so pack a few extra layers of clothing and an umbrella.
Top things to do in Waihi Beach
Waihī Arts Centre & Museum
Situated in the town of Waihī, the Waihī Arts Centre & Museum is where you can learn about the area’s gold mining past or view the newest art additions created by local artists. Geology samples, mining models, antique tools, and historical photographs are all on display here.
Located just a 20-minute drive west of Waihī, the Karangahake Gorge was once a bustling gold mining site. Today, you can wander along a historic 4.5-mile walkway as it curves alongside the Ohinemuri River. Or take a stroll on the hour-long Windows Walk, which traverses old gold mining tunnels and across cliffs of the Waitawheta Gorge. Both trails offer a glimpse into the area's mining heritage, along with spectacular scenery of the gorge.
Hauraki Rail Trail
This 100-mile-long bike trail starts at Kaiaua and goes all the way to Matamata. The trail passes right by the town of Waihī, and this is one of the only places where you can still spot the century-old railway that once served as the lifeline of the North Island. A small section of the trail passes through the Karangahake Gorge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Waihi Beach?
Yes! We have over 40 homes with more than 2 bedrooms perfect for families looking for a comfortable and convenient stay in Waihi Beach.
How much does it cost to stay in a bungalow in Waihi Beach?
Experience the best of Waihi Beach with our bungalow vacation rentals, averaging about $190 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Waihi Beach?
Yes! Four-legged friends are welcome too! Select from over 40 pet-friendly vacation rentals in Waihi Beach, so your furry family members can join in on the adventure.
Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Waihi Beach?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 40 vacation rentals in Waihi Beach featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
Do apartments in Waihi Beach have Wifi?
Absolutely! We offer over 10 apartment vacation rentals with Wifi in Waihi Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Do houses in Waihi Beach have Air Conditioning?
Absolutely! We offer over 50 house vacation rentals with Air Conditioning in Waihi Beach. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.