In this article, we will focus on the wonderful beaches of New Zealand. It is necessary to mention that you can enjoy the beaches during all seasons of the year.
Next, you can find the selection of our favorite beaches.
1. Cathedral Cove, Hahei
Cathedral Cove is one of the most famous places in New Zealand. In addition, the beach has been the scene of the film “The Chronicles of Narnia”. It is a very busy beach in summer so you should avoid visiting it during peak hours.
2. Ninety Mile Beach, Northland
You should only frequent the beach during specific tide times and only if you have certain types of vehicles. The beach is 88 kilometers long (55 miles). Another tourist attraction of the beach are the dunes at Te Paki.
3. Awaroa Beach, Abel Tasman National Park
This beach has turquoise waters, golden sands and native bushes of dark green color. A curious fact is that in 2016, the beach was put on sale and a group of 39,000 kiwis donated money so that the site could be donated to the Department of Conservation and kept open to the public. On the other hand, to access the beach, you must take a water taxi from Marahau or Kaiteriteri, or you can also walk along the coastal path of Abel Tasman, but there are 60 km (37 miles).
4. Whale Bay, Raglan
Whale Bay is a beach destined to surf. The beach has black sand and is surrounded by green hills. It is an ideal place to learn surf.
5. Hot Water Beach, Hahei
Hot Water Beach is famous for its hot water and its golden sand. Experts say that water has healthy and beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. We recommend that you plan your trip well because when the tide rises, the waves will appear and it will be impossible to enjoy the beach.
6. Roberton Island, Bay of Islands
Roberton Island, also known as Motuarohia Island is a small and impressive island with a fascinating Maori and colonial history. It is true that you can only access the island by boat or helicopter. It has crystal clear waters where you can practice snorkel. Also, you will find trails or paths to walk and enjoy an authentic landscape.
Finally, we hope you can travel to New Zealand and discover these wonderful beaches. Do not forget you have to obtain a New Zealand visa to access the country due to is mandatory.