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“Whangamata Beach Hop”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Whangamata Beach

Whangamata Beach
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Rothwell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Whangamata Beach Hop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you're anywhere near Whangamata at the same time as the Beach Hop, join the 10s of thousands of people who party for four days while drooling over around 1000 American classic vintage and muscle cars. The attention to details from these purists is incredible and it's as much fun and just as impressive even if you're not bothered about cars. The atmosphere is amazing!

Visited March 2014
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Whangamata Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Whangamata is a great place to visit. It is a well known surfing beach around the world. It caters
to all age groups. Swimming in surf and harbour and rivers, canoeing, bush walks to old gold mines, golfing, Play grounds for children, marina, fishing, bars and up market cafes. We go from 4500 locals in winter to about 70,000 population in summer.

Visited January 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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“My favorite beach in NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

One of the nicest beaches in NZ. My personal favorite. Good waves. With the world famous in NZ whangamata bar on the right swell. Nice sand. Walk at low tide to Clark island for great views back onto whangamata. Surf casting can be productive.

Visited December 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Blissfully uncrowded!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

Superb beach for safe swimming, although it was not patrolled during our stay in early March. Walk around the sand-spit to an even longer stretch of deserted beach.

Visited March 2014
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful wide golden beaches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Always loved Whangamata as a kid. So pleased to see that some things don't change. The new Marina was a surprise after the controversy surrounding it's proposal but from a visitor's perspective, it's an improvement to the small coastal town, however my Gran and Pop would probably have disagreed!

Visited March 2014
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