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One of the prettiest beaches in NZ

New Chum beach is a quiet, pretty beach just over the headland from Whangapoua. It is about 1 Km... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Colin D
Glen Waverley, Australia
Beautiful secluded beach

This is a must see. Our valet at our hotel in Auckland told us about this hidden gem. After a 15/20... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Elmhurst, Illinois
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“lovely beach”(9 reviews)
“low tide”(19 reviews)
“small stream”(5 reviews)
Mangakahia Dr, Whangapoua 3582, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

New Chum beach is a quiet, pretty beach just over the headland from Whangapoua. It is about 1 Km from the end of Tangiora Ave to the beach, and a further Km to the far end of the beach. The walk does include some wet...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a must see. Our valet at our hotel in Auckland told us about this hidden gem. After a 15/20 min. Hike ,WOW! I'll let you all experience the beauty of stumbling upon this beach!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank RosieWeppner
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were going to head to Hot Water Beach, and a savvy local gent recommended we try New Chums Beach instead. We arrived at 10 am on a Sunday in March, and we were the only ones at this gorgeous beach! It is perfect for...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank judgef15e
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We took our two year old for the hike to new Chums in his backpack. After a short walk and a little climb we arrived at this stunning beach. We walked all the way to the end and spent almost the whole day sitting in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Lwdzeeuw
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Friends and my family went on a small hike to see the amazing sunset view. It was one of the best beaches i have ever seen. So exclusive and the sunset view is just perfect!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank HardyP52
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went to this beach on a recommendation of the girl at the dive shop in Whitianga. Some of our NZ friends said not to bother but they had never been there. So happy we didn't listen to them! This beach has light sand and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SamelieC
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I am a lover of beaches and find the beaches in the north hard to surpass.However we had a fantastic day at New Chums.Our timing was wrong and we got to whangapoua at high tide.However apart from the stream which wasn't that deep we had...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank af826
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

New chums is a lovely little rocky hike away from the closest town and we loved the little walk there. Surrounded by beautiful native bush, it is well worth a visit. You can climb right up to the top of a little hill to one...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LianeP51
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was a piece of paradise. We got to Whangapoua early at 8.30am to arrive at low tide and miss any crowds. We were so glad we did! We were one of the first and only people to arrive and walk the beautiful beach. It's...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Rated one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, it definitely deserves to be named among them. Isolated and a bit difficult to get there but worth going. White sand, turquoise sea color and no people make it seem like heaven on...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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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