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New Chums is the perfect NZ beach if you catch it in summer, and on a sunny day. It has nice sand... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Tom B
Wellington, New Zealand
Awesome scenic beach

A 45 minute hike to get there. You will need to be reasonably fit. I walked it in jandals. The... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Neil W
Wellington, New Zealand
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Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

New Chums is the perfect NZ beach if you catch it in summer, and on a sunny day. It has nice sand, clear water, and some waves. There is limited shade from trees so it's a good idea to take a sun umbrella/shade. The walk...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

A 45 minute hike to get there. You will need to be reasonably fit. I walked it in jandals. The beach has bright white sand. There is shelter from the sun if you need it. The water has a strong undertow. Take care swimming. It...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It takes 25mins from Coromandel to reach here. The drive itself is mesmerising, but that thought NZ. The curve bending roads lead to this hidden gem behind the mountain terrain. The merge of freshwater stream into the ocean can be witnessed right on the beach....More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Foodie215
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

If there's one thing I've learned about living in New Zealand, it would be that one has to go through the mud pile to find the gem. Our visit to to Whangapoua was pure adventure. It was on the last week of August - on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JanineS1054
Reviewed 4 August 2017

One of my favorite beaches in New Zealand for sure. Just a 10 to 15 minutes walk from Whangapaoua beach. It deserves the walk, and honestly it is pretty easy to get there. Perfect place to relax, I absolutely recommend to go there.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Clonz16
Reviewed 12 June 2017

have to paddle through a stream,heard you have to be able to raise your pant legs up over the knee, or take your pants off, climb over slippery rocks half way along there is a path, well not really a path as there is branches...More

Date of experience: June 2017
5  Thank xtrafox
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Not the easiest spot to find and once you get nearby it's about a 30-45 min walk to get to the beach but it's lovely and secluded once you do. There is a sense of achievement in finding it and a nice relaxing place to...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank JamieGeorge76
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had to cross a stream on the beach running out to sea at the start of the walk. From then on we followed the coast and it is a stunning coastal walk, though the path, itself, is mostly uneven. The path then veers inland...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank happy_vegemite_too
Reviewed 28 March 2017

New Chum's beach is reached by a short 40 minute walk from Whangapoua on New Zealand's Coromandel peninsula. There is no road access at all. best reached at low tide, you might have to cross a small stream to gain access at Whangapoua beach -...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank travello_11
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice easy walk which is well worth it for the lovely beach at the other end! Very few people, nice sand. Bit cold for a swim when we were there though!

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Nat-a-tat-tat-a-lie
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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 Iā€™d say yes