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Amazing Spot

Anzac Bay is a real jewel. It is so pretty with the view across the water to Matakana Is, and the... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Kay R
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Stunning Views

Stunning views out to Matakana Island and across the water to the mainland. Walk to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Seaforth Road | Bowentown, Waihi Beach 3177, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This bay has to be one of the most attractive and safe swimming beaches in the Western Bay of Plenty. Situated at the Bowentown end of the Waihi Beach peninsular. It has great parking, ample shade and great views over the harbour to the mainland....More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Anzac Bay is a real jewel. It is so pretty with the view across the water to Matakana Is, and the variuos Points between Athenree and Omokoroa. The Puhutakawas give shade in the summer and fringe the water beautifully. Only thing that spoils it is...More

Thank Kay R
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Stunning views out to Matakana Island and across the water to the mainland. Walk to the top of the hill for more stunning views. Ideal place to picnic and spend the day. Even have a BBQ

Thank 763anne
Reviewed 30 May 2018

ANZAC Bay offers sheltered waters for families wishing to swim in calm waters, camper vans wishing to overnight, and a launching ramp for boaties looking for a safe facility. Often the beach is swarming with frolickers and waterside BBQ's are encouraged. There is a well...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful beach at the tip of Bowentown Peninsula, where you can see Matakana Island and Katikati Region close in front of you. Quiet water, good for swimming or water sports, or just to sit and strolling along the sandy beach. At the high ground reserve...More

Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The bay is quite shallow so very safe with young children. Great for kids with kayaks or inflatable boats. Lots of shade trees and several picnic tables. Freedom camping allowed and toilets in the area. This bay is a real gem!

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

A great reserve with walks and a variety of terrain. Anzac Bay is a lovely safe beach, sandy and great to swim in or fish off to relax.

Thank WayneL1906
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Love going here for family picnics. The smaller children like swimming here and it is so safe for them

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for 50 pmus years picnics family gathering with boyfriend's and husband's and so love this happy spot memories are made of this

Thank stinKiwi
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The highlight for us here was walking up the hills to see the views of the surrounding areas. You can see up the coast to Waihi Beach and Bowentown and across to Mt Manganui. It is a steep walk but well worth it.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Lovely safe shallow beach. Great for families esp with small children. Sheltered from Westerlies. Ample parking.

Thank RobertF619
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