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“top ten in the world”
Review of New Chums Beach

New Chums Beach
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“top ten in the world”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

When in Whangapoua walk to New Chums. No houses accessible only by foot. Low or half tide is better walking. A bit tricky over the rocks but the bush track is easier. Another gorgeous part of NZ.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just another NZ beach”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Maybe we are spoiled living in such a beautiful country, that when we come upon another beautiful beach it doesn't resonate with us. This is just another lovely NZ beach, we thought that maybe we were walking towards an amazing paradise, traversing the rocks the narrow tracks to get to a secret hideaway, but it was really the journey rather than the destination that provided the most enjoyment. The water meeting the rocks on your way around the cliff is crystal clear, we stopped here to take many photos and enjoyed playing with the star fish. The beach at Whangapoua itself is great too, expansively covered in white sand - you could probably just stop there and enjoy!

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nothing exceptional”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just an average beach, nothing exceptional at all. We were looking forward to seeing it since we read about it in several travel booklets and we were absolutely disappointed. Just a simple beach, there are hundreds of beaches like this one in New Zealand.

Visited February 2013
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“New Zealand's best beach!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

So after parking up at the end of a residential street, to get to New Chums Beach we had to walk the remainder of the way. It was a relatively easy walk over a few rocks, beach and through the bush. Be careful of the roots and low hanging trees as the route is not clearly marked! When you get to the clearing you realise the beauty of the beach in the cove and it feels like you have your own private spot amongst the white sands and blue sea. The water was a bit cold for a swim, so we only went for a paddle but it was a relaxing and enjoyable visit. This is one of my favourite beaches!

Visited April 2013
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Huntly, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A tranquil beauty”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This beach requires a relatively easy walk to get to it but the effort is worth it. The over hanging pohutakawa trees give welcome shade in summer and the absence of development gives it that tranquil Island like appeal.

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