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Beautiful uncrowded beach

Well worth the hike over rocks and then along a narrow track to get to the beach. Beach was not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New South Wales, Australia
Quiet beach and nice walk

The walk is beautiful, walking across the smooth rocks is great experience until reaching the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Botosani, Romania
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“low tide”(19 reviews)
“small stream”(5 reviews)
Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth the hike over rocks and then along a narrow track to get to the beach. Beach was not crowded at all when we visited but we passed many more people making there way along when we were returning around noon. The lookout path...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk is beautiful, walking across the smooth rocks is great experience until reaching the pathway. It's easy to do, we saw old people and young families managing it. It takes about 35 to 40 minutes (don't mind the sign up the hill where it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank catalina-travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely beach, beautiful golden sand, great safe swimming. It is about 30min walk from nearest carpark and part of it is over lots of small rocks. The path is quite unlevel so not the easiest of walks ( but, hey, I’m almost...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ChrisS390
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There have been plenty of reviews on the short walk and beach now. Some people have commented "what is all the fuss about, it is just another beach" etc. Well, I am not sure what those people are expecting - it is not Hawaii and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Grant P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely unspoilt location (mind you New Zealand does have many of those). Beautiful place. Well worth a little rock-hopping to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MoragHughson
Reviewed 24 January 2019

A tricky 30 to 40 minute walk to get to New Chums beach depending on your level of fitness. You walk across a beach & a stream and then some boulders for 10 minutes before hitting the track. Lots of obstacles such as trees &...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gentrymark55
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

It is well documented that you have to rock hop and there are no toilets. This all builds into the charm of New Chums. The walk is 20-30 mins, rock hop for 5 then an easy walk over to the beach. Typical kiwi track with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ky83
Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

Didn't realise that if you are not a particularly fit person you need to get there at low tide. We got there near high tide and the clamber over the rocks proved too difficult.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BramleyLoiner21
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

This beach is simply exceptional, and I understand why it’s so highly regarded. Access is not easy, but the journey to get there is half the fun, and actually acts as a deterrent to the beach becoming completely overrun in peak season. Water is crystal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoamingK1w1
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Difficult access to get there, clambering over boulders and unformed tracks for half an hour. Some nice big pohutukawa trees to park yourself to gain some relief from the sun. Water was good for bobbing around in, or very short body surfing runs. Been there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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8 January 2018|
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Response from zoe3899 | Reviewed this property |
If they are used to this sort of activity and have proper foot wear on I’d say yes