Lifes a Beach

Mt. MaungnuiThe beach and water is a way of life in New Zealand

Remember, New Zealand is made up of two Islands and surrounded by sea.  The beach and water is a way of life in New Zealand.  If you are a beach lover or love water sports then New Zealand has a lot to offer.  Many Kiwi Holiday Parks are alongside some of the best beaches in New Zealand.

The country is made up of diversity when it comes to the sea.  On the East Coast the Pacific Ocean is tame and supplies endless bays and white sandy beaches to play in, while the Tasman Sea on the West Coast is wild and rugged with jagged cliffs and black sand beaches. 

You can drive on the extended stretch of beach at Ninety Mile Beach in Northland.  Visit North Island beaches including Mission Bay in Auckland and the North Shore or surf beaches such as Piha.  On the East Coast Mt Maunganui has it all, a great spot for surfing swimming boating and fishing. Further north the Bay of Islands boasting the best deep sea fishing in the world.  The Coromandel is surrounded by beautiful beaches including Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.  Famous for surfing is Whale Bay in Raglan and the rugged coast of Taranaki.

In the South the Nelson and Golden Bay regions are surrounded by beaches such at Farewell Spit and Tahunanui.  Don’t miss the pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki on the West Coast and the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound in Picton.  Kaikoura beaches are rugged and boast some of the best Cray fishing in New Zealand.  Explore the odd ancient rocks of Moeraki Boulders and drive along the craggy coast of the Catlins to see the penguins.  Drive along like the “Fastest Indian” on Oreti Beach in Invercargill and visit Tunnel Beach and the Dunedin Peninsula.    

With over 15,000 kilometres of coastline and more than 25 marine reserves, be ready for an impromptu stop to just take it in and enjoy.

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