60 minutes, 60km, passing through Paeroa and the famous Karangahake Gorge which is a wonderland for mountain bikes and trampers. Waihi township has shopping, refreshments and gold mining tours. 10km further south is our destination, Waihi beach. Delightful white sand and safe swimming that has become a kiwi favourite. At the southern end of Waihi
70km, 1 hour drive. Tairua is popular with charter and fishing boats. Take your own boat or grab the passenger ferry across to Pauanui, which has one of the best beaches in NZ.
An 80 minute, 90km drive, but a unique, rare experience.. This is thermal magic on the coast provided by mother nature at no cost…. This beach is just 10 minutes drive south of Hahei, which is another must-see area.
95km : 1 hour 17 min drive. The world-renowned Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) Marine Reserve has many charter boats plying the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing, diving or scenic cruising trips. The handy Whitianga Marina features a world class New Zealand ‘Clean Marina’ and a popular stop-off point for both local and international boat