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Best things to do in Waihi Beach

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“A nice restaurant with a pleasant setting right on the beach. It is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We enjoy dining there and many of our visitors have told us that the staff very friendly and accommodating ”
30 locals recommend
Bistro
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“It is consistently open. Good selection of beverages and with the restaurant next door you can always order a great meal.”
19 locals recommend
Establishment
“Overlooking Waihi Beach, play a game of pool or darts, tab or have dinner at the restaurant.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good people watching - summertime. Nice place to read your book and enjoy a Cab Sav in winter.”
8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The closest grocery store to Waihi Beach, otherwise New world is in Waihi town- roughly about 12mins away”
11 locals recommend
Park
“We walked this small trail nearly everyday over summer + the kids love it toooooooo. Safer swimming at Waihi Beach. Head up to the high point above Orokawa if you are feeling super energetic.”
7 locals recommend
Café
“This is a beautiful Balinese inspired garden cafe, often live music in the weekends. Closed over the winter months. Gift shop too. Waihi Beach itself is lovely to walk along.”
9 locals recommend
Establishment
“Amazing homemade food and lots of it, must order kitchen food before 2 pm ”
5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Stunning bush walk to the sandy pohutukawa lined beach, great to fish off or just relax. Roughly 40 mins walk”
5 locals recommend
Store
“Amazing secret garden venue for a coffee or cool drink break, also has a retail store on the front of the premises selling giftware”
4 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Ki Ora from the Waihi Beach Paradise Resort We would like to welcome you to our piece of paradise and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing time and get a chance to experience some of the wonderful attractions, shopping and eating places Waihi Beach has to offer. We can supply a continental breakfast for $15/person delivered the night before if needed with Karen’s favourite homemade Muesli. Just 2 hrs from the Auckland international Airport we have been a favourite place to end a busy holiday in New Zealand or a rest up after a long flight before moving on to the greater Bay of Plenty or Coromandel Peninsular. All of our guests have all said they wished they had stayed longer as there is so much to do here locally. Things to do: Check out www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz for all the latest events, festivals, concerts and attractions locally. Also check out: www.bayofplentynz.com and www.thecoromandel.com Waihi Beach Village: Just a 4-minute drive away or 20 to 30-minute walk you will find all your needs met and more with many boutique shops, a gallery and all with a vibrant buzz. Waihi Beach Walks: Anzac Bay. Enjoy the sheltered harbour beach at Anzac bay and visit the ancient Pa-sites (Old Maori village and defensive settlement) of Bowentown Heads with the most stunning views over Tauranga harbour and beyond. Then take the steep track down to Cave bay where there is a small beach at low tide and few small caves. This is a good fishing spot for surf casting or take a 10-minute walk through native bush over to Shelly Bay, a picturesque quiet spot to relax, surf cast or just to enjoy a picnic. Orokawa Bay Walk. A 40-minute walk with spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and through beautiful Pohutukawa trees over to a small beach of sparkling white sand, a perfect picnic location. You can carry on to Homunga Bay for the more adventurous hikers. The Water Reservoir Loop Walk and Trig Walk. The Loop is an easy 20-minute walk around the old Waihi Beach reservoir and where the Trig Walk branches off to a a well-formed 1 km trail which has steep parts. The majority of the walk is in the bush and at the top you will enjoy a spectacular view of Waihi Beach and across the Bay of Plenty. Local Bike Trails, shuttles, bike shop and Bike Hire. Waihi Beach is the perfect place to explore on bicycle with cycleways linking Waihi Beach to Bowentown. We have four bikes available to use locally free of charge. Hauraki Rail Trail. The Rail Trail has a selection of wonderful rides, there are shuttles and bike hire available at different stages. www.haurakirailtrail.co.nz Blackhill Mountain Bike Trail. www.virtuallyontrack.co.nz Waihi Mine Pit Rim Trail. An easy 4 km trail around the pit and surrounding area. Go for a ride and see into Waihi's mining history. Waihi Sports and Cycles Limited have a comprehensive range of Comfort Trail Cycles, Mountain Bikes. Kids Bikes, tow behinds for smaller kids for hire. www.waihisportsandcycles.co.nz Karangahake Gorge Walks. One of New Zealand’s favourite walking areas. The Windows Walk is easily one of the most spectacular walks in the North Island. Windows blasted through the gold mining tunnels providing provide stunning bird’s eye views into the Waitewheta River. While it could be walked in 30 minutes, visitors should allow more time to fully explore and experience everything the extended loop walk has to offer. The Rail Tunnel Loop. A 1.5-hour loop walk takes you through the kilometre-long rail tunnel, along the gorgeous river’s edge and through the remains of 19th century mine buildings. Many other options for all hiking abilities. www.thecoromandel.com/activities/must-do/karangahake-gorge Waihi Walks and Attractions, 10 minutes’ drive from the beach. Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway. A loop around the mine pit, with views and a wide gravel path. From Gilmour Lake take a peaceful walk upstream along the replanted banks of the Ohinemuri River and up to the summit where you can enjoy extensive views of the Waihi basin. Waihi Discovery centre and Waihi mine tours. Discover our area rich in gold mining history with mining still a big part of the area today. Take a tour and see a mining operation at work. www.golddiscoverycentre.co.nz Waihi Artmarket. A collective of New Zealand Contemporary and Pacifica Art. Waihi Museum. A collection, display and preservation of items of historical interest to the Waihi District, particularly items relating to the underground mining history of the area. Gold was first discovered in Waihi in 1878 and by 1905 Waihi not only possessed the most productive gold mine in New Zealand, but was the largest gold mining town in the country and the third largest inland town in New Zealand. www.waihimuseum.co.nz Goldfields Heritage Railway An alternative way of getting to the Karangahake Gorge is the Goldfields Heritage Railway that operate a daily service between the Waihi Railway Station and Waikino Station Café. www.waihirail.co.nz Golf. Waihi golf club is a par 72, 5685m golf course and established in 1906 and situated overlooking the Waihi Township and nestled in local farm land. www.waihigolf.co.nz If you need to travel further afield using us as a base: Katikati Bird gardens 24minutes, Waimarino Adventure Park 40minutes (family water-based activities). Mount Maunganui beach, climb to the top for spectacular views 55minutes. McLaren falls park 55minutes. Bay Explorer-Dolphin, Wildlife & Island Cruises 50minutes. Aerius Helicopters fly you locally or to White Island, an active volcano 91km off shore from Tauranga 55minutes. Wairere Falls 1hr6 then a 5km hike. Fishing charters can be arranged in Tauranga 50minutes. Hobbiton 1hr20. Hot Water Beach 1hr40. Cathedral cove 1hr45. Rotorua’s thermal area 1hr35minutes. Yoga Waihi Beach Collective. For those who enjoy a slower pace to their time at the beach there are a variety of yoga classes run by very experienced yoga teachers. www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz Surf school Waihi Beach. www.beachsurfschool.co.nz Soul Beauty Rooms. Pamper yourself with a visit. www.soulbeautyrooms.com Places to eat, we are spoilt for choice and quality. We offer an evening drop off and pick up from any local eating establishment free of charge. Waihi Beach Dairy. A 3-minute walk to the yellow Waihi Beach dairy which has the best fish n chips and all your basic items. The Surf Shack Eatery. Just a 5-minute walk away to this multi award winning eatery serving authentically cooked food with the best Coffee. www.surfshackeatery.co.nz The Fall Retreat Bistro. An all-time dinner favourite of our family. Enjoy the amazing food in a relaxed and informal environment with award winning owner and chef Brad King www.fallsretreat.co.nz Flat white Café Right on the beach front with the most beautiful views to and enjoy a meal. www.flatwhite.co.nz Waihi Beach Hotel. During the summer months you will find local talent and national bands playing music. www.waihibeachhotel.co.nz The Porch is a small setting located in the middle of the village. www.waihibeachinfo.co.nz/restaurants The Waikino Hotel. Guests can experience heart-warming hospitality nestled in the Karangahake Gorge. Family friendly and full of history, a favourite stop for those cyclists doing the Hauraki Rail Trail. www.waikinohotel.nz The Secret Garden. A gorgeous Balinese inspired garden in the Waihi beach village serving the best smoothies, real fruit ice-cream, Herbal teas, coffee and delicious home baked treats all in the tranquility of a beautiful peaceful setting. www.secretgardenwaihibeach.co.nz RSA. The Waihi Beach Returned Serviceman Association has a membership of 3800 and extends a warm welcome to all guests. With stunning views and a la carte menus a corporate card can be obtained from us for entry. www.wbrsa.co.nz Bowentown Sports Fishing Club, A family-friendly club where you can enjoy a meal or a drink in the bar looking down upon the beautiful harbour. www.bbsfc.co.nz Village Cafés: We also have many other eating options like “Beach Sushi” and the “Waihi Beach Bakery” and a number of cafés in the village area to try. Beach Body Workz Ortho-bionomy, a gentle relaxing body treatment Peter the co-owner of the Waihi Beach Resort has many years’ experience working with clients who now number into the thousands. A 60min non-manipulative body treatment will help with injuries, release body tension and makes you feel relaxed. Please enquire for an available booking. 60 minutes session $85 www.ortho-bionomy.co.nz discover-ortho-bionomy.com Client Reference: I had hurt my back to such an extent that come Monday morning I was in significant pain and unable to move. Having been to see Peter before I called him. Peter is the only person I know who doesn’t need to ask me where I’m injured, or what part of my body hurts when he has me on his table. He has the ability to assess me, know where I hurt and help my healing processes. I was back at work on the Tuesday with a little discomfort which rapidly decreased over the week. I can’t recommend Peter more highly; he is the only practitioner I know who can help me without causing pain during the process. Thank you very much Peter, I feel so much better, not just my back but my spirits too. Jake B. Auckland Thank you for choosing to stay at Waihi Beach Paradise Resort. We strive to provide the highest quality service and we hope you will enjoy your stay with us and we look forward to meeting you. Kindest Regards, Peter and Karen ”
33 locals recommend
Laundry
“They don't offer dry cleaning but there are commercial size washing machines and dryers here. Each load is $4 so make sure you take your $1 and $2 coins with you.”
3 locals recommend
Restaurant
2 locals recommend
Route
“Nibbles to go with your sun downers on the top deck of Jelly tips and Jandals or across at the beach. Wine and cheese for your walk across to Orokawa Bay. Gatorade, pancetta and vogels bread for your walk to Homunga Bay. Followed by a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc to celebrate making it.....”
3 locals recommend
Café
“Perfect pies - mushroom , cream, steak, flaky pastry! Happy hour night once a week $5 craft beers or glass of wine. 1 FREE coffee if you take a Strata business card with Mermaid Haven contact info on the back. :)”
1 local recommends
Bar
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“Great Bakery! We love everything they sell - from their pies to the sandwiches and treats. Try it - you will not be disappointed.”
3 locals recommend