At the most popular bar in Whangamata you’ll wet more than your whistle, and you’ll need a sculptured fibreglass board to get there and a wetsuit for most of the year. The bar lies just offshore past the harbour entrance and its left-hand break provides some of the best surfing in New Zealand. Surf boards can be hired locally.
If you’re not into surfing then make sure you have a swim or walk part of our beautiful beach. At low tide you can walk across to Clarke Island (Hauturu). The smaller island to the right of Clarke is Whenuakura Island. The large island approx 10kms off shore is Mayor (Opuahau) Island
photography by – Whangamata Surf Shop
This is a must do walk and one of the best on the Peninsula.
The track is relatively easy, the bush is beautiful pristine rainforest, the lovely river babbles beside you during most of the walk and there is a waterfall to view at the end. 140 mins return trip.
photography by – Jérémy Ragusa