DE Famous for its unique combination of beach and rainforest, Whangamata’s amazing ocean beach provides some of the best surfing breaks, yet safest swimming in the country.
The Coromandel Forest Park bordering the town provides many outdoor experiences, including short walks, mountain bike trails and old gold mining sites. The town also has one of the best shopping centres in the region. A number of the houses in the area are holiday homes – providing weekend refuge and the classic kiwi beach holiday. Whangamata is also home of the Beach Hop, a five day celebration of ’50s and ’60s culture.