Positioned between Whitianga and Coromandel on the scenic Pacific Coast Highway Matarangi is a splendid 2.5 hours drive with your camper van hire from Hamilton, Auckland or Tauranga. Matarangi forms the northern periphery of the magnificent Whangapoua Harbour. Visit this amazingly beautiful destination on your next Camper Van Hire NZ holiday.
When we think of the gorgeous Coromandel Peninsula we instantly envision Coromandel’s eye-catching east coast beaches encompassing Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Whangamata and Hahei. However at the northern end of the peninsula you will find a stunning range of unspoiled beaches with pristine white sand. Explore the quaint beach heaven of Matarangi on your New Zealand Campers holiday.
Matarangi is a scenic spot with 4.5 kilometres of pristine sandy white beach with the calm surf lapping on the seashore, crystal blue sea and lots of sunshine. Matarangi beach is among the most renowned family destinations on the peninsula due to its safe beach. It is a preferred spot for holidaymakers and you can visit this place with your family to chill out and getaway from the repetitiveness of city life.
If you do not wish to forego your city lifestyle pleasures on your Camper Van Hire Holiday this scenic spot has a licensed restaurant and bar, a global 18 hole golf course as well as the famous Piper’s Café where you can savour a delicious cup of coffee. Lots of holidaymakers frequent this spot to go swimming, fishing, diving, take a leisurely walk in any of the numerous natural reserves or just laze around on the beach.
New Chums beach is among the splendidly untouched beaches and is a must-visit spot on your Cheap Motor Homes Hire holiday around this region. New Chums is among the most excellent beaches worldwide however it is virtually an unknown spot as the only way to arrive at this beach is on foot.
From Matarangi you can head northwards to Whangapoua Beach and stride across the shallow lagoon. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the picture-perfect coastline over rocks across a glorious grove of Nikau Palms. Prepare to be enthralled by the scenic panorama of an unspoiled beach heaven lined with pohutukawa trees. Take in the scenic views of the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean and the sandy white beach and feel your worries melt away.
Head back towards Matarangi and set out towards Bluff Road and stopover at Rings Beach which is a small settlement with a lovely fresh water lagoon. Drive past the rocky outcrops till you arrive at Kuaotunu. Experience the essence of New Zealand in this charming country village which is bounded by the rugged farmland and native bush. At Kuaotunu you can enjoy idyllic activities such as boating, sailing, snorkelling and swimming with the dusky dolphins.
Whangapoua has an excellent surf beach in addition to a huge harbour. Opera Point is sited to the south of Whangapoua and preserves a 19th century sawmill site along with an ancient pa. Discover the surprisingly scenic wonders of Matarangi on your next Camper Van Hire New Zealand holiday.
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