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Things to do in Waikawau

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Gorgeous white sandy beach, all tide swimming. Pohutukawa trees for shade. Worth a visit”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“Bueatiful 3km sandy beach - perfect for surfing. Small shop for essentials opens over xmas holidays - icecream and basics.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Just yet another gorgeous family beach on the east Coromandel coast. Wide and open.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“A beautiful and wild beach in a storm. No houses and great for a walk. N.B. It's a dangerous beach with no lifeguards so be very careful if swimming. Better to go to nearby Little Bay for a swim.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“6.5km Loop 3 hr advanced tramping track - Begin at the back of the Pump paddock at the Waikawau Campsite, crossing over a stile next to the Matamataharakeke Stream. The track is part of the original Waikawau to Kennedy Bay route used by gold miners and loggers. It goes up the main ridge past a series of lookouts giving views over bush covered hills to coast and islands. Getting there Waikawau Bay is 42 km north of Coromandel town. The track starts opposite the Waikawau Bay Conservation Campsite Office at the top of the Pump paddock.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Gorgeous white sand beach, all tide swimming. Safe, shade trees. A must visit. 10 minutes north of Tuateawa :)”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“White sand beach, all tide swimming, boating, fishing. Rock outcrops to explore either end of the beach.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“half an hour from Coromandel town is Colville, ( north) just before Colville is the buddhist centre which is often open for day visits if you're interested”
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
  • 1 local recommends