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New Chums Beach

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Address: Whangapoua, New Zealand

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Nice easy walk which is well worth it for the lovely beach at the other end! Very few people, nice sand. Bit cold for a swim when we were there though!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice easy walk which is well worth it for the lovely beach at the other end! Very few people, nice sand. Bit cold for a swim when we were there though!

Thank Nat-a-tat-tat-a-lie
Glen Waverley
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277 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New Chum beach is a quiet, pretty beach just over the headland from Whangapoua. It is about 1 Km from the end of Tangiora Ave to the beach, and a further Km to the far end of the beach. The walk does include some wet feet and a few hundred metres of rock hopping, but nothing difficult or strenuous. Clean... More 

Thank Colin D
Elmhurst, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see. Our valet at our hotel in Auckland told us about this hidden gem. After a 15/20 min. Hike ,WOW! I'll let you all experience the beauty of stumbling upon this beach!

Thank RosieSchwartz
Elmhurst, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to head to Hot Water Beach, and a savvy local gent recommended we try New Chums Beach instead. We arrived at 10 am on a Sunday in March, and we were the only ones at this gorgeous beach! It is perfect for singles, couples, or families. Don't let the "30 minute hike" scare you away. The walk... More 

Thank judgef15e
Putaruru, New Zealand
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We took our two year old for the hike to new Chums in his backpack. After a short walk and a little climb we arrived at this stunning beach. We walked all the way to the end and spent almost the whole day sitting in the shade of a pōhutukawa, playing in a little creek and swimming in the blue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Friends and my family went on a small hike to see the amazing sunset view. It was one of the best beaches i have ever seen. So exclusive and the sunset view is just perfect!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Manly, Australia
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went to this beach on a recommendation of the girl at the dive shop in Whitianga. Some of our NZ friends said not to bother but they had never been there. So happy we didn't listen to them! This beach has light sand and a beautiful, quite sheltered bay. Stingrays were swimming along the shoreline and in the distance... More 

Thank Lisa C
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I am a lover of beaches and find the beaches in the north hard to surpass.However we had a fantastic day at New Chums.Our timing was wrong and we got to whangapoua at high tide.However apart from the stream which wasn't that deep we had no issues with getting to New Chums.If you keep to the top end of the... More 

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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

New chums is a lovely little rocky hike away from the closest town and we loved the little walk there. Surrounded by beautiful native bush, it is well worth a visit. You can climb right up to the top of a little hill to one side of it and get a beautiful view over the bay. We have been spoiled... More 

Thank Liane P
Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was a piece of paradise. We got to Whangapoua early at 8.30am to arrive at low tide and miss any crowds. We were so glad we did! We were one of the first and only people to arrive and walk the beautiful beach. It's a bit of a hike over rocks and a bush track but definitely worth it!

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