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Top beaches in New Zealand


A country of natural beauties, New Zealand is famous for its stunning landscape and wonderful scenic views. From natural reserves to the spectacular countryside and snow capped mountains to sun-kissed golden beaches, the country has it all. If you are planning a visit to this country of natural wonders do not forget to pack your bags with beach wear and suntan lotion. The country boasts of an extended coastline dotted with number of bays, harbors, and streams. Whether it is for some fun in the sun! like, sunbathing or some indulgence in water sports like, water rafting or skiing, the top beaches in New Zealand offers it all. Sun kissed golden sand to black sand stretches; these offer an incredible experience that is coupled with amazing views of snow capped mountains. Hit the waters and splurge in the adventure and excitement that comes in an entire package while on your trip to this beautiful country.

Popular Beaches in New Zealand


While in this country, you are sure to come across a sand stretch at almost in all corners. Both the North and South Islands are bordered by water that owes it the extended coastline. New Zealand Beaches on these sides are perfect for a swim, while the west coasts of these islands feature a more rugged look with plenty of cliffs. However, you can yet opt for a swim in the sand stretches of this region too.

Here is a look at some of the top beaches in New Zealand featuring a great appeal among both the international and local tourists.

Karikari Peninsula's Beaches

Situated in the far North of the country, the peninsula beaches at its sub-tropical best offers an incredible experience of a perfect vacation. Featuring sparkling white sand and crystal clear blue waters, the coastline offers it all that is needed for some fun. From swimming to sunbathing, you will find it all in the stretches Tokerau Beach to Matai Bay to Rangiputa.

Waiheke Island's Onetangi Bay

The Onetagi Bay in the Waiheke Island offers you one of the best beaches in New Zealand. Featuring an extended stretch of golden sands, this one is an ideal destination of the nature lovers. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of the step peaks of the Great Barrier Island and Little Barrier. Ideal for taking a swim, the coastline in this island even offers views of the Coromandel.



Abel Tasman National Park's Beaches

Settled between rocky headlands and wrapped in greenery, the calm and relaxing golden coastline is a top draw among the tourists. Stretching from Marahau north to Totaranui, this can only be reached by sea. This unique characteristic makes this coastline internationally famous that lets you glide in your sea kayak with the seals for your company.

Hot Water Beach

If you have been to the beaches in New Zealand and missed the Hot Water experience, you surely missed all the fun. This stretch of the country's coastline is known for offering a natural spa experience to the tourists. Get to the beach at least 3 hours before or after low tide, dig a spot on the beach and wait for the hot waters to hit you.

Coopers Beach

Would you like some relaxation under the shades of red-emblazoned pohutukawa trees or like to splurge in some great fun in the sun? Well, head to Coopers Beach for a perfect day in the golden kissed sand stretch. For some fun, get into the water and a walk shall do it al for you.

The country that has more miles of coastline than any other attraction is also home to other stretches that boasts of some of the top beaches in New Zealand. From surfing to sunbathing, Kayaking to relaxing, these sands offer it all to the tourists. These are as follows
  • Mission Bay
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Cape Reinga 90 mile beach
  • Tauranga Bay in Northland
  • Mount Maunganui's Ocean Beach