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New Chums Beach

Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Stunning Beach

This beach is a hidden Gem waiting for you to discover. Make sure the tide is out when doing this... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
keentraveller2018
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Perth, Australia
Meh

Around at 30-40 minute walk per way make sure you go around low tied and return well before high... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
93zoec
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“lovely beach” (9 reviews)
“low tide” (16 reviews)
“the north end” (5 reviews)
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Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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"lovely beach"
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"low tide"
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"the north end"
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"small stream"
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"worth the effort"
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"white sand"
in 7 reviews
"car park"
in 8 reviews
"clear water"
in 4 reviews
"tree roots"
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"cathedral cove"
in 4 reviews
"new zealand"
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"native bush"
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"piece of paradise"
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"coromandel peninsula"
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"pohutukawa trees"
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"bush track"
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"shady spots"
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This beach is a hidden Gem waiting for you to discover. Make sure the tide is out when doing this walk. Its about 30 minute walk there. We went with 4 Adults and 3 little children and we made it fine but had to lend...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Around at 30-40 minute walk per way make sure you go around low tied and return well before high tied. Easy enough just to walk to the beach but the walk to the lookout is a bit difficult, wouldn’t recommend it for young children as...More

1  Thank 93zoec
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I’d done this walk many years ago and have lovely memories of a blissful day spent floating there - however boulder hopping when you are young is easy but when you’re older you have to make sure the rock is stable before you hop to...More

1  Thank PiscesTokyo
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Picture postcard curved white sandy beach which is moderately difficult to access. Sturdy shoes required to climb over large boulders from the estuary to the headland & you may need to paddle through water depending on tide status. Easiest at low tide. Lovely place for...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Myself and a friend tried to go to New Chums Beach today. Unfortunately we did not make it to the beach as we hadn’t realised that you need to walk it at low tide! Did not feel this was made clear on the internet or...More

1  Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

New Chums is a beautiful beach to relax on and have a swim at. It has nice blue ocean, white sand, cliffs and native lots of native bush. There were some good waves when we went, however there was a lot of seaweed floating in...More

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Lovely beach, well worth the walk around the headland. Take a towel and packed lunch and spend a few hours there if you can... there are some lovely shady spots. Loo at the carpark is pretty gross though (there are none at the beach) -...More

Thank Moo499
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Wear closed toed shoes or bare feet, jandals, flip flops, thongs - whatever you call them, useless! It is a little bit of a walk along & around the rocks but well worth it for the end result. There is a lookout walk that I...More

Thank Jordan C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

First of all, do not wear flip-flops/jandals etc, you need closed footwear with a good tread. That said, I saw several people with flip-flops on, but your walk will be much easier with trainer-type shoes. Aqua shoes are even better because you need to walk...More

2  Thank Duffadil
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

It takes roughly 30-40minutes of walking along a rocky shore to get to this hidden gem, but its well worth it. when you start to cross over towards the beach you can opt to take a 10min side hike up a hill which rewards you...More

1  Thank Backpacker_Bret
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ClaudiaDH
8 January 2018|
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Response from zoe3899 | Reviewed this property |
If they are used to this sort of activity and have proper foot wear on I’d say yes
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