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One Fyfe Beach Bach
Enjoy Waihi Beach holidays at One Fyfe: a chic, sophisticated and stylishly comfortable three bedroom bach just a few minutes’ walk from the popular north end of Waihi Beach. We believe we are the world’s first certified carbon negative holiday house. -Electric blankets on all beds - Underfloor heating in the bathroom - Wood fire and heaters - 5 minutes walk to the beach and Surf Club - Huge lawn and double story tree house - BYO linens or hire for $30 per person
$193 per night
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Easy on Brighton - your getaway.
She’s a basic little cutie with everything you need for an easy breezy stay! The beach is 2mins down the street, there's a newly renovated playground at Brighton Park, toys, books, puzzles, and if all else fails - a giant tv with allll the channels and speedy wifi! You’ll love the handy location. A bright sunny space, that feels cozy and private. She’s clean and tidy but not too posh, so you’ll really feel like you can kick back and relax here.
$95 per night
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Only three years old, architect designed luxurious beach house / apartment , created especially for couples. Just a 10 second stroll down the wide grass verge and you're on the beach! Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac ( Hinemoa rd ) right in the heart of the popular north, or " main end ." BEHIND THE HEDGE features art by local artists and a bespoke interior fit out.
$158 per night

Stay near Waihi Beach's top sights

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Flatwhite Waihi Beach78 locals recommend
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Waihi Beach Memorial RSA Inc23 locals recommend
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Waihi Beach Hotel50 locals recommend
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Waihi Beach111 locals recommend
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Surf Shack Eatery17 locals recommend
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The Porch Kitchen and Bar18 locals recommend

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So Close to Everything ......
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Spacious, 2 bedroom close to beach & village
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Waihi Beach North End Sun And View
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The Blue Bach
$140 per night
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Bright & breezy, close to beach with indoor fire.
$218 per night
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1 bedroom retreat on Wilson.
$88 per night
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Seaforth Lodge - Marlin Room
$73 per night
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Seaforth Lodge - Matakana Self Contained Unit
$84 per night
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Waihi Beach Couples coastal escape
$181 per night

Your guide to Waihi Beach

All About Waihī Beach

Located on the Bay of Plenty two hours southeast of Auckland, the vibrant town of Waihī Beach is a gateway to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula.

The town’s main attraction is the beach, a six-mile-long sandy shoreline that is fringed with pohutukawa trees and dotted with sun bleached driftwood. The gentle waves are perfect for playing in the surf or swimming in the patrolled areas, and there is plenty of space to spread out, even on the busiest summer days.

Just a 10-minute drive away, you will find the historic gold mining town of Waihī, which is home to the Waihī Gold Discovery Centre, a museum that showcases the region's gold mining industry. Additionally, you’ll find hiking and biking trails in the nearby Karangahake Gorge, including the Hauraki Rail Trail, a coastal track that leads through historic towns and past relics of the old mining industry.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Waihi Beach?

With relatively mild weather all year round, Waihī is a great four-season destination. The summer months feature long, sunny days that are perfect for being on and in the water. This is a popular time to secure Waihī Beach holiday rentals. In the spring and fall, the temperatures drop a bit, which is just fine if your aim is to explore the many nearby hiking trails. During the winter, the weather is often cold and damp, so pack a few extra layers of clothing and an umbrella.

What are the top things to do in Waihi Beach?

Waihī Arts Centre & Museum

Situated in the town of Waihī, the Waihī Arts Centre & Museum is where you can learn about the area’s gold mining past or view the newest art additions created by local artists. Geology samples, mining models, antique tools, and historical photographs are all on display here.

Karangahake Gorge

Located just a 20-minute drive west of Waihī, the Karangahake Gorge was once a bustling gold mining site. Today, you can wander along a historic 4.5-mile walkway as it curves alongside the Ohinemuri River. Or take a stroll on the hour-long Windows Walk, which traverses old gold mining tunnels and across cliffs of the Waitawheta Gorge. Both trails offer a glimpse into the area's mining heritage, along with spectacular scenery of the gorge.

Hauraki Rail Trail

This 100-mile-long bike trail starts at Kaiaua and goes all the way to Matamata. The trail passes right by the town of Waihī, and this is one of the only places where you can still spot the century-old railway that once served as the lifeline of the North Island. A small section of the trail passes through the Karangahake Gorge.