Vacation rentals in Whangamatā

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Guesthouse in Whangamata
Private 1 Bedroom Guesthouse in Central Whangamata
Clean and Tidy premises with caring hosts. The summer months are always busy for us so book early to avoid disappointment. Light Breakfast is included, complimentary . 2pm Check in - 10am Check out This property is available only for paying guests, not friends or partying. Please be weary of these conditions before booking. Thank you Suitable for solo travelers, couples or travelling friends. A great place to base yourself on a Coromandel trip Close to everything Whangamata has to offer. Enjoy!
Apr 2 – 9
$75 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews
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Home in Whangamata
Bliss At The Beach
This stunning modern house is just 150 metres from beautiful Whangamata surf beach voted no. 1 beach in NZ in Jan. 2018. Accommodation is on the UPSTAIRS LEVEL OF THIS HOUSE. Two bedrooms, bathroom , lounge , dining room & kitchen Plus decks & large double garage. Check photos. The bottom level is not occupied. For larger families or friends we do rent the whole house as an option & price is by negotiation. The ground level has 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 , its own bathroom, lounge and kitchen
Nov 26 – Dec 3
$122 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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Apartment in Whangamata
Stunning Studio on Barrowclough Road, Whangamata
*** NEW LISTING *** Our separate self-contained studio in the heart of Whangamata is a sunny, elevated apartment. The open plan is spacious and has been newly fitted out with a queen sized bed, comfortable lounge suite with chaise, kitchenette and bathroom. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday at Whangamata! Located in the prestigious Golden Triangle due to its proximity to the shops, beach and harbour. * 200m to Surf Beach * 300m to Harbour & Wharf * 350m to Shops & Cafes
Sep 16 – 23
$63 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 316 reviews

Popular amenities for Whangamatā vacation rentals

Stay near Whangamatā's top sights

New World Whangamata25 locals recommend
Pokohino Beach5 locals recommend
Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club4 locals recommend
Whangamata Club INC14 locals recommend
Smoky Pallet Freehouse6 locals recommend
Blackies Cafe18 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Whangamatā

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Villa in Whangamata
'San Marco' Luxury Tuscan Beach House
Jul 2 – 9
$501 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 102 reviews
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Guesthouse in Whangamata
Studio220 Whangamata
Oct 24 – 31
$77 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews
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Home in Whangamata
Stunning Ocean Road Bach
Apr 28 – May 5
$131 per night
4.8 out of 5 average rating, 241 reviews
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Home in Whangamata
Holiday getaway
Jul 20 – 27
$92 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 146 reviews
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Home in Whangamata
Original 50s classic Kiwi bach on the beach
May 19 – 26
$241 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 199 reviews
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Chalet in Waihi Beach
Waihi Beach Luxury Accommodation
May 11 – 18
$124 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 225 reviews
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Guesthouse in Waihi Beach
BEHIND THE HEDGE
Apr 7 – 12
$143 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 350 reviews
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Guesthouse in Waihi Beach
The Fat Fish, Studio with Outside Bath
Sep 20 – 27
$80 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 302 reviews
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Cottage in Kopu
Pheasant Farm Cottage
Jan 7 – 14
$73 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 478 reviews
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Guest suite in Whiritoa
ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY BY THE SEA (Pet Friendly)
Apr 17 – 24
$88 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Guest suite in Waihi Beach
The Boat House: 150m to the Beach & Village
Jun 20 – 27
$81 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 234 reviews
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Home in Whiritoa
Beachfront House at Whiritoa, Coromandel
Sep 5 – 12
$147 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 256 reviews

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Guesthouse in Whangamatā
The Shouse at Te Hiwi
Jul 18 – 25
$75 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 19 reviews
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Tiny home in Whangamata
Tiny Home in Whangamata! - Nearly New.
May 22 – 29
$99 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 84 reviews
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Guest suite in Whangamatā
The Loft, spacious & light apartment for 2
Nov 13 – 20
$82 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 70 reviews
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Vacation home in Whangamatā
Experience the classic kiwi bach - huge deck
Nov 19 – 26
$170 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 30 reviews
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Condo in Whangamatā
Whangamata Beach Apartment
Dec 14 – 21
$344 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 19 reviews
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Guest suite in Whangamata
Waterfront Retreat, Whangamata
May 14 – 21
$151 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 64 reviews
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Vacation home in Whangamatā
Modern Two Bedroom Oasis
Sep 21 – 28
$143 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 51 reviews
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Apartment in Whangamata
Rooftop apartment in the heart of Whangamata
Jul 15 – 22
$187 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 91 reviews
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Apartment in Whangamatā
Lovely 2-Bedroom apartment close to main street
May 26 – Jun 2
$113 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 69 reviews
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Guesthouse in Whangamata
EIGHT | Whangamata Getaway
May 1 – 8
$91 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 57 reviews
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Guest suite in Whangamatā
Bach@105
Apr 26 – May 1
$67 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 77 reviews
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Home in Whangamatā
Classic Whangamata Bach - 2 minutes walk to beach
Apr 29 – May 6
$115 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 22 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Whangamatā

Total rentals

340 properties

Rentals with a pool

10 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

50 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

260 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

8.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$10 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Whangamatā

All About Whangamatā

Located in the Coromandel region of New Zealand, north of the Bay of Plenty, Whangamatā is a relaxed village amidst an aquatic playground. The small surf town is surrounded by a saltwater estuary, feeding the Otahu river into the South Pacific with two openings at either end of the beach. Whangamatā beach is a 3.5-mile stretch of soft, golden sand with emerald water, popular among surfers and beach dwellers alike. Markers along the sandy shore indicate which dune areas are home to protected dotterel birds. The Whangamatā surf breaks are unbeatable, yet the waters are still safe for swimmers.

Fishing is also a popular pursuit in Whangamatā, and you’ll often see anglers lined up along the seafront or heading out in boats to try their luck with snapper, kahawai, and tarakihi. Local restaurants also celebrate the marine offerings, with fresh seafood regularly gracing the menus. As you head inland, the coastline quickly gives way to rolling hills, dense forest, and bush — all of which are lined with cycle routes and hiking trails.

The Bay of Plenty region is known for its cultural scene, and Whangamatā is no exception. There are galleries showcasing local creations, from sculpture to photography. Meanwhile, weekend beachside markets are an opportunity to sample the local culinary offerings and pick up handmade gifts.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Whangamatā

Whangamatā has numerous outdoor activities available year round. However, many of the local festivals and events take place in the summer months, from November to March. Summers here are pleasant and mild, with enjoyable temperatures never reaching sweltering highs. The Whangamatā Summer Festival is at the end of December, with markets, live music, and family activities. New Year’s Eve is a big deal in Whangamatā, with thousands visiting the town to celebrate, which is good to keep in mind if you’re planning to book your Whangamatā accommodation during this time.

March is the wettest month of the year, but it’s also when you can celebrate all things ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll at the Whangamatā Beach Hop. Expect classic cars and motorbikes, incredible outfits, trade stalls, and a lot of classic rock.

Winters in Whangamatā, which are from June to August, are wet and cold yet mild, with temperatures never reaching freezing.


Top things to do in Whangamatā

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary

Whenuakura Wildlife Sanctuary, found on Donut Island, is less than a mile from the beach and can be accessed by kayak or boat. Book onto a guided tour to discover the local wildlife, the emerald lagoon, and incredible rocky formations. The island is incredibly sacred to the local people, so be sure to respect its sanctity and experience the island from the water only.

Luck at Last Mine

Outside of Whangamatā, the Luck at Last Mine is a walking trail that offers a glimpse of the region’s former gold mining industry. The Luck at Last Mine dates back to 1897 and has long since been abandoned, and this interesting two-hour walking route takes you along the old carriageway and past some of the mining relics.

Whangamatā Bar

The Whangamatā Bar is a permanent sand bar at the mouth of the estuary, which has been drawing surf tourists from around the world since the 1950s. If you’re a newbie to surfing, stick to some of the smaller breaks under guidance from a local surf school. For a more tranquil experience, hire a kayak or paddleboard and head up one of the estuaries.

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