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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  • This beach is a hidden Gem waiting for you to discover. Make sure the tide is out when doing this walk. Its about 30 minute walk there. We went with 4 Adults and 3 little children and we made it fine ...  more »
  • Around at 30-40 minute walk per way make sure you go around low tied and return well before high tied. Easy enough just to walk to the beach but the walk to the lookout is a bit difficult, wouldn’t re...  more »
  • Now I wanted to no Lonely Planet suggested, but I came here around not drum. The tour is slightly adventurous, but when the beach is reached, you know why you have this way: a beach by a small river (Please be sure just before low tide, tackle the tour, otherwise you stand up to 80 cm in the river), on bedrock (boulders), up through rainforest and go runter...unbedingt want to :-). Please bring water, the beach is pretty lonely (when there aren't that many tourists would :-)).) The beach is huge and the tourist crowds get lost. At the very end of the beach, I found three dead blue be... Punguine in the sand New khums Beach see and die? Sad picture...
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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.
  • The one word... Pristine. Must visit. 10/10
  • 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.
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