Skip to content

Vacation rentals in Whangamatā

Book unique vacation rentals, houses, and more on Airbnb

Top-rated vacation rentals in Whangamatā

Guests agree: these vacation rentals are highly rated for location, cleanliness, and more.

Rental unit 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
$55 per night
Rental unit in Whangamata
Rooftop apartment in the heart of Whangamata
Pop Top Whangamata is a rooftop apartment located in the heart of Whangamata. Find a great selection of shops and cafes at your doorstep and one of New Zealand’s best surf beaches just a short stroll away. Spend your days on the rooftop terrace – the perfect spot to watch surfers catch waves on Whangamata Bar, observe the day go by along the main street below, or check out the bees busy at work in our beehive on the back private balcony.
$156 per night
Guesthouse in Whangamatā
'Whangamata 'Weekender ' Comfy cosy studio
Your lovely modern self-contained studio with its own entrance and courtyard awaits you . With beach and estuary close by and the sun shining, coming to Whangamata is the best choice any time! Spend time on the beach, surf, kayak or try one of the local walks, then drive 2 minutes to town to sample the local cuisine or you can BBQ in your own courtyard.
$84 per night

Stay near Whangamatā's top sights

Photo of New World Whangamata
New World Whangamata25 locals recommend
Photo of Blackies Cafe
Blackies Cafe18 locals recommend
Photo of Whangamata Club INC
Whangamata Club INC14 locals recommend
Photo of Smoky Pallet Freehouse
Smoky Pallet Freehouse6 locals recommend
Photo of Soul Burger
Soul Burger9 locals recommend
Photo of Whangamata RSA
Whangamata RSA3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Whangamatā

Rental unit in Whangamata
Ocean Blue- Your hub to the Coromandel.
$59 per night
Home in Whangamata
Holiday getaway
$91 per night
Home in Whangamata
Stunning Ocean Road Bach
$100 per night
Rental unit in Whangamatā
Lovely 2-Bedroom apartment close to main street
$115 per night
Home in Whangamata
Beach Escape & Spa Whangamata
$103 per night
Private room in Whangamata
Visiting the Coromandel? Paradise in Whangamata.
$58 per night
Rental unit in Whangamata
Whanga Beach Front
$157 per night
Guesthouse in Whangamatā
Experience Whangamata!
$103 per night
Home in Whangamatā
Fun in the sun with a view
$158 per night
Rental unit in Whangamata
Absolute Beach Front Unit
$85 per night
Guest suite in Whangamata
Beachside - Bottom Left Unit
$71 per night
Guest suite in Whangamatā
The Loft, luxurious stay for two.
$91 per night

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.

When is 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.

What are the 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.

Other types of stays on Airbnb