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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
The beach itself was really nice (even though not so wonderful) as you're surrounded by nature and it's quite isolated. The only thing I have to recommend is that you should do the climb to the high cliff before getting to the beach, the view...More
Friends had told us that New Chums Beach had been voted one of the best beaches in NZ so I kinda had high expectations when we visited. From where they had heard this rumour, I can only guess as a google search wasn't able to...More
New Chums is an amazing secluded beach, well worth the effort. Most people say avoid high tide but I went just after high tide at around 11.30am and it meant the beach was practically deserted (even on a Saturday). You do have to cross a...More
This beach is a hidden Gem waiting for you to discover. Make sure the tide is out when doing this walk. Its about 30 minute walk there. We went with 4 Adults and 3 little children and we made it fine but had to lend...More
Around at 30-40 minute walk per way make sure you go around low tied and return well before high tied. Easy enough just to walk to the beach but the walk to the lookout is a bit difficult, wouldn’t recommend it for young children as...More
I’d done this walk many years ago and have lovely memories of a blissful day spent floating there - however boulder hopping when you are young is easy but when you’re older you have to make sure the rock is stable before you hop to...More
Picture postcard curved white sandy beach which is moderately difficult to access. Sturdy shoes required to climb over large boulders from the estuary to the headland & you may need to paddle through water depending on tide status. Easiest at low tide. Lovely place for...More
Myself and a friend tried to go to New
Chums Beach today.
Unfortunately we did not make it to the beach as we hadn’t realised that you need to walk it at low tide! Did not feel this was made clear on the internet or...More