New Chums Beach
New Chums Beach
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Parkertron
York, UK64 contributions
I’m conflicted in writing this review because I love how it feels like a hidden gem!

It’s a bit of a climb to get there (walk alongside the cliff, at the top of the rocks, for the easiest way around the bay), but you get to walk through stunning forest.

The beach has plenty of beautiful trees to lie and read beneath, and is good for swimming. Definitely worth a drive to get there.

Possibly the best beach in the world.
Written December 17, 2020
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oliviaanne
balfour, southland14 contributions
Couples
We received the recommendation from our hotel stay in Whitianga & thought we would check it out! Beautiful drive to the starting spot! Best done when tide is low so can navigate around edges easier. Recommend shoes that you don’t mind getting little wet.if you are used to walking tracks then will only take you 25min max and quicker going back.

The climb to the lookout is well worth the climb. Saw blue finn fish from top as well in clear waters below. Recommend coming down backwards!

Beach is spectacular & apparently falls as one of the top 5 beaches in world. Water was amazing.
Nice shady spots to keep heat of sun off you or enjoy the sun on light sand.

Defiantly a must do
Written March 15, 2020
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Peekaboo
475 contributions
Couples
Great little walk around to this beach. Could be quite challenging for some people but the beach itself is spectacular. We didn't swim on the day as there was so much sea weed however, we'd highly recommend this area for a visit.
Written April 25, 2020
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F D
Wellington22 contributions
Family
Beautiful spot. There is ample parking at Whangapoua, and a public toilet. You start by walking over Whangapoua beach, crossing a stream, then walking over rocks, a bush path with beautiful pohutakawa trees. After passing the lookout path turn off a sandy path through Nikau palms and you reach this gorgeous beach.
It’s worth wearing trainers or other secure shoes due to the stones, tree roots, and lookout climb - take them off to go through the stream near the start though.
It took us around 40 minutes with our 6 year old, and another 40 minutes back, so take a backpack with water and a snack. There are no toilets or running water at the beach, so plan ahead.
I wouldn’t recommend swimming on this beach with children, unless perhaps they’re very confident swimmers. It gets deep quickly, and waves are strong, so could knock children over. Save the swim for after, at Whangapoua beach with its shallow lagoon and gentle waves.
Even with travel restrictions keeping overseas tourists away, with good weather and the holiday period it was pretty busy, so I’d recommend going early (allowing for tides).
Written January 5, 2021
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Kimberly Schick-Puddicombe
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada14 contributions
The walk up to the lookout is incredible, not for the faint at heart and maybe not after a good rain either. It's not accessible other than by foot. No Dogs allowed as there are nesting dotterels in the area. Native Pohutukawa trees cover the cliff faces with no houses or humans insight. Its stunning pink rocks and slightly pink sand are just what you need after about a 30 min walk over the saddle of the headlands.
Written March 21, 2021
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julianna m
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions
Couples
We went early morning so sun just rising. Excellent views all round and clear blue water. Walk from car took about 30 mins. The climb to the lookout was tricky and would be dangerous in wet weather. However worth the climb and stunning. We had the beach to ourselves
Written August 27, 2020
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Dorota BJ
Munkebo, Denmark250 contributions
Absolutely stunning beach. Only 30min walk from parking lot totally worth it. We have seen many beaches in NZ but this one in my opinion was the best :) Nice easy hike and long beach with only few people
Written April 13, 2020
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Strickes
Rotorua District, New Zealand1,606 contributions
Couples
We walked here for the first time today. Well worth the walk even on cold winter day.
The walk takes about 35mins and some of it is over a rocky headland until you get to a track. But it is reasonably ok to do.
Good views looking towards Whangapoua from one side. Looking over the sea.
Stunning place when arrive. Lovely bay with beautiful blue water. Unspoiled environment
Written July 5, 2020
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,398 contributions
Couples
Nice walk to the secluded part. The sign says 30-40', if you go straight there, it's more like 15' maximum, add a good 5' to climb at the highest point of the lookout via roots and rocks to escalate (we didn't go to the tip since it drops down), more to come down. Plenty of shade on the furthest part.
Written January 3, 2020
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Keith-B-Robinson
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada944 contributions
Couples
The car park was just packed with vehicles and there were just so many people around that the beach lost all appeal. So much for this supposedly remote spot...
Written February 11, 2015
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