New Chum Beach (Wainuiototo)

Mangakahia Drive, North Island 3582 New Zealand

Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 12a-11:59p
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  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“Hidden away from the masses and rarely explored by Kiwi’s is the spectacular ‘New Chum Beach’, which ironically has been voted as one of the world's top 10 beaches! New Chum was also voted 60th of the 101 Must Do's for Kiwis.”

From the north end of Whangapoua beach, cross the stream to begin your walk along the rocky shoreline and over the headland to what was voted by The Observer newspaper as one of the Top 20 beaches in the world. The 1km long Wainuiototo Bay, or New Chum Beach, is approximately 30-40 mins walk via the Mangakahia Dr track over the saddle through spectacular nikau forest and huge Pohutukawa. There is a public toilet at William Mangakahia Lagoon Reserve.

Yet it gives so much more than you can imagine. Time ceases to exist once your feet hit the beach at New Chum. There is a quality of stillness and silence to this place. It is a quality that has become so rare in today’s noisy cluttered world, that you may not know you’re craving it until you get there. New Chum beach, hidden away on The Coromandel is a prehistoric piece of paradise. It is off the beaten track. You do have to go out of your way to find it. But like anything worthwhile, the effort is worth it. Experience it for yourself.

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New Chum Beach (Wainuiototo)

Mangakahia Drive
North Island
3582 New Zealand


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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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