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Beaches To Visit On Your Trip To New Zealand


Glittering sandy shores, enticing turquoise waters and elaborate crystal skies, the beaches of New Zealand are something one must explore on their trip to New Zealand.


New Zealand has a 15000 kms long coast adorned with breathtakingly beautiful beaches that conspire to entangle one in their web of charm and get your adrenalin rushing with a series of activities like surfing, scuba and deep sea diving.


So here is our list of the best beaches to visit in New Zealand. Whether you want to simply relax and enjoy a few cocktails and traditional New Zealand cuisine by the beach or indulge in adventure activities like scuba, kayaking or deep sea diving


Top 5 Beaches


Totaranui Beach, Tasman

A hidden gem inside the Abel Tasman National Park is the stunning Totaranui Beach. With crystal clear blue water and golden sand, this is an ideal spot to unwind after a long day of trekking or cool yourself down with a swim. They also offer fishing and kayaking facilities. There is also a campground nearby where you can spend a night stargazing along with a bonfire.


Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Crowned the ‘Best Beach in New Zealand’ , Mt Maunganui is one of the most iconic beach of New Zealand. The white sand offers a perfect place to laze and sunbathe while the warm blue waters are a paradise for surfers. The extinct volcano provides a 360’ view of the entire bay. This beach also has a numerous beachside cafes and host numerous music and art festivals.


Piha Beach, Auckland

One of the most popular black sand beaches of New Zealand, the Piha Beach is rugged with native forests and hills. The water current here is strong which makes it a popular destination amongst surfers. You can also take up surfing lesson or enjoy a swim. You can also walk up to the rugged cliffs and hills to enjoy spectacular views. The Lion Rock (101m above sea) offers one of the most breath taking views.


Whale Bay, Tutukaka

Turquiose waters, white sand and lush forested scenery makes Whale Bay one of the most popular picnic spots. You can enjoy swimming and snorkelling here or a long walk or just unwind and relax with your family basking under the sun. You can also rent boats here and spot dolphins deep inside waters.


Ninety Miles Beach- Northland

The biggest beach of New Zealand, the ninety miles beach is a 55 Mile beach located at the northern most tip of New Zealand. The shore is laden with sand dunes resembling desert landscapes which is a perfect spot to enjoy sunsets and sunbath. This beach is an official highway so you can drive along the coast and enjoy the beautiful views in your car.



Before planning to hit any of these beaches, make sure you plan your trip well in advance after researching about the best time to visit, the things to do and other places to visit on your trip to New Zealand. Also plan your trip keeping in mind the estimated time for Indian citizens to get a New Zealand visa.


Also make sure, before you travel overseas opt for a travel insurance to keep you protected from any mishaps or incidents which may happen during your trip so you and your family stay protected on your trip to New Zealand.


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