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Whangamata Things to do

Whangamata is an outdoor lovers' paradise. Whether it's a lazy day on a golden-sand beach or a walk in the beautiful New Zealand bush, with Palm Pacific Resort as your base it's all right here on your doorstep.

  • Enjoy the clear water and golden sands of our beautiful beach.
  • Discover small secluded bays.
  • Take spectacular bush walks to waterfalls or old gold-mining sites.
  • Kayak the waterways.
  • Surf Whangamata's renowned surf break.
  • Fish from the beach or take a fishing trip.
  • Mountain bike through the forests.
  • Play golf at the 9-hole or 18-hole golf course.
  • Spend a relaxing day browsing the shops and cafés.
  • Discover the wide variety of local arts and crafts; take the art trail and visit the artists in their studios.


Whangamata Summer Festival
Held December/January. Bands, kids' entertainment, night markets, craft market, Miss Whangamata Competition

Beach Hop  - Last weekend of March
Whangamata's biggest event brings 70,000 people to town…5 days of 50s and 60s classic American cars, Hot Rods and Rock 'n' Roll Festival. FULLY BOOKED FOR 2016

Brits at the Beach  -  29th September - 2nd October 2016

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