Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.

Waikawau Beach

Waikawau will reward the intrepid traveller who is keen to make the 40km journey north of Coromandel Town.


Waikawau Bay Beach is a long sandy surf beach with access to the beach through the DOC camp ground. The beach is not as affected by the tides unlike the western side of the peninsula. The beach, on a good day has a great surf break. It is about I hours drive,36.9 km north east of Coromandel Town.

NOTE: This beach is not patrolled by Surf Life Saving NZ and can be affected by dangerous conditions. Check our local patrolled beaches

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