The purest form of Waihi Beach attractions are to walk the the beautiful 9kms of golden white sandy beach. Here the waters are also safe for swimming and has patrolled areas at both the northern end and Bowentown ends.
Furthermore, you can ride a bike on the local cycle way from one end of the beach to the other!
Swim and surf or paddle board in the waves, it is a popular beach well known for surfers, with the option of the harbour at Athenree or Bowentown heads for picnicking and relaxing, or wind surfing and canoeing.
Or maybe travel through to the Karangahake Gorge where there are range of tracks and different legs of the Hauraki Rail trail. The trail winds along the picturesque Waikino gorge which is rich in history and beauty.
There are also many walks in the Waihi Beach area with stunning coastal views and beautiful bush tracks for different levels of fitness.
Walk to Orokawa Bay from the northern end of Waihi beach or continue on to Homanga Bay for a picnic in a peaceful setting. Other walks include the Reservoir Loop walk or the Trig walk both at the northern end of Waihi beach.
Waihi Beach attractions include the many modern boutique shops in the village. Shop for the latest fashion, fabulous home ware and gifts. Check out the creativity at the art gallery featuring local artists.
Waihi Beach has an amazing selection of over 10 cafes and restaurants. Waihi Beach Hotel and Flatwhite often have live music and bands playing. For the chocoholics Chez Moi is a delicious Swiss chocolate shop.
Multi award winning eatery who take great pride in ensuring that all food and drinks are served to the highest standard.
The Hauraki Rail Trail is one of the easiest cycle trails in the country, with the 160km track made up of 5 sections.
The Karangahake Gorge was home to one of the busiest and most lucrative gold strikes in New Zealand.
Waihi has a large open cast working gold mine and the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre is all about the history of mining in the town.
Fancy a swim in the fabulous relaxing hot mineral pools then visit the Athenree Hot Springs.
The newly restored Waikino Hotel Bar & Kitchen offers thirst quenching beverages and home-style soul food.
The Winery and Restaurant are couched in a native bush and formal garden setting above the Ohinemuri River.
Since it swung its doors open for the first time in 1967, the Waihi Beach Hotel has been the beating heart of the town’s social scene.
Flatwhite is a stunning beachfront restaurant with gorgeous facilities – bar areas, decks, AMAZING views, great food!
The Falls Retreat is a natural experience, a place you will want to share and return back to time and time again.
Travel back in time and enjoy a ride on a heritage train with Goldfields Railway in the spectacular Karangahake Gorge.
Located between Karangahake Gorge and Waihi Beach, it’s the perfect destination to escape from city life and immerse yourself!