Bay of Plenty


  • Anzac Bay
  • Orakawa Bay Walk
  • The Trig Walk


Forget about the stress of everyday life in the coastal town of Waihī Beach, covered in stunning beaches and walking tracks.

What to do in Waihī Beach

At the northern tip of the Bay of Plenty coastline lies Waihī Beach, home to boutique shops, eateries, and stunning white sandy beaches that loved by swimmers and surfers. 

A short drive or cycle down the coast, and you'll find the beautiful calm waters of Bowentown and Anzac Bay(opens in new window). Try your luck at catching some fish, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding and surfing.

To the north of Waihī Beach is the picturesque Orokawa Bay, only accessible by foot or boat, where you can walk the coastal headlands and enjoy a picnic on the beach. If you tread deeper inland, you'll find William Wright Falls. Another hike near the north end is the Trig walk(opens in new window), near the reservoir, where after a steady climb, you'll be rewarded with stunning views over the beach.  In addition, there are lots of cycle pathways in and around the beach for all ages.

Where to stay in Waihī Beach

From luxurious beachfront resorts to holiday parks, the thriving beachside village is the perfect place to stay when you're in search of a Kiwi beach holiday. Between Waihī Beach, Bowentown, and Athenree, there are accommodation options for everyone.

Stay in the heart of Waihī Beach in one of two luxurious apartments at Te Rehutai Apartments(opens in new window). Less than a five-minute walk to the beach, eateries, and local shops, the location is hard to beat.

Or check in to the Waihī Beach Hotel(opens in new window) with self-contained boutique accommodation, an authentic Italian restaurant, local pub, cosy lounge, and regular live entertainment.

Where to eat in Waihī Beach

From gorgeous sea views to intimate garden vibes, Waihī Beach has a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. Local cuisine paired with stunning beachfront views out to Tuhua (Mayor) Island, the Flat White Cafe(opens in new window) is an iconic part of the Waihī Beach community. Enjoy a coffee, smoothie or various teas at the Balinese inspired Secret Garden(opens in new window) hidden in the heart of Waihī Beach. Or experience the Surf Shack Eatery(opens in new window) based on the ideology of a Kiwi Bach. 

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