New Chums Beach, Whangapoua

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#5 of 19 in Beaches in Waikato Region
Still undeveloped, New Chums Beach enchants intrepid travelers with its stretch of white sand fringed by native palms and pohutukawa trees. After crossing a shallow estuary at the trailhead, you'll need to take an uneven coastal path to get to the beach--the terrain and the remoteness of the spot helps it remain so unspoiled and uncrowded. To visit New Chums Beach on your holiday in Whangapoua, and find out what else Whangapoua has to offer, use our Whangapoua online road trip planner .
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  • New Chums is a beautiful beach to relax on and have a swim at. It has nice blue ocean, white sand, cliffs and native lots of native bush. There were some good waves when we went, however there was a l...  more »
  • Lovely beach, well worth the walk around the headland. Take a towel and packed lunch and spend a few hours there if you can... there are some lovely shady spots. Loo at the carpark is pretty gross tho...  more »
  • Wear closed toed shoes or bare feet, jandals, flip flops, thongs - whatever you call them, useless! It is a little bit of a walk along & around the rocks but well worth it for the end result. There is...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach but we went after lots of rain which made for a very slippery, muddy walk through the bush, the tide was high, the rocks covered in bug infested seaweed which was really gross and slippery to step on but no way round. Our mistake was wearing thongs which stuck in the mud and slid on the rocks leading to twisted ankles and bruised feet. We didn’t enjoy the beach for long either because it was going to storm. Pick a good weather day and wear good shoes and you’ll love it!
  • Trust me - this is paradise on Earth! Pristine waters, ample shade and clean sand! Don’t follow Google Maps all the way to get there - when you come across signs to “chums beach” just follow them to the parking lot.
  • Paradise!!! Very beutifull beach, if you have the opportunitie to visit this place, dont miss it, really beutifull place, out of this world. Highly recommend. The access is no a easy one, be ready for walk and maybe claim.
  • One of the most amazing experiences of my life. The beach is a bit of a challenge to find, but that is the magic of it. Drive to the end of the road and there is a bit of a parking lot. Now its a bit of a hike, walk across the river that splits the beach in two towards the rocky beach, walk along the rocky beach towards Chums Look Out, you'll see a path that cuts up into the woods, follow it! After a short hike through some indigenous NZ forest, you'll find your walking out onto one of the most exclusive beaches New Zealand has to offer. There are some Metrosideros excelsa(New Zealand Christmas tree) that line the forest edge that make some great canopy, bring a hammock if you got one.
  • lovely beach. the sand had just right amount of sandiness and the water was wet. Overall a great day was had by all.

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