New Chum Beach Whangapoua

Allow plenty of time to enjoy the beauty and isolation of this world-renowned beach and pack your picnic. There are no toilet facilities on the beach but a public toilet is located at the carpark on Whangapoua Beach's north end by the estuary.

From the north end of Whangapoua beach, cross the stream to begin your walk along the rocky shoreline and over the headland to what was voted by The Observer newspaper as one of the Top 20 beaches in the world. The 1km long Wainuiototo Bay, or New Chums Beach, is approximately 30-40 mins walk via the Mangakahia Dr track over the saddle through spectacular nikau forest and huge Pohutukawa. There is a public toilet at William Mangakahia Lagoon Reserve.