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New Chum Beach link

Destination Coromandel
Groups and Free Independent Travelers

This stunning stretch of golden sand is fringed by Pohutukawa and native forest and is deserted for most of the year, with luck you may witness Orca or Dolphins swimming the length of the beach. This protected beach has no buildings, no roads, no infrastructure or camping - it is a jewel in New Zealand's coastal crown. What better place to restore energy and connect with nature than on a 1 hour and 20 minute return walk.

Whangapoua is the gateway to New Chum beach and is the half way point on a Coromandel road trip - taking the same time to travel via the Thames Coast or Pacific Coast.