A much-loved holiday spot for New Zealanders and international tourists alike - Paihia in the winterless north - is the main gateway to the beautiful marine playground of the Bay of Islands.

Hailed as the ‘Jewel of the Bay of Islands’ the long stretches of sand and calm waters lapping at the shore, just metres away from the little seafaring town, has helped Paihia become globally recognised as one of New Zealand’s best beaches. 

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moatrek

Located in the beautiful sun-drenched Mercury Bay area, on the Coromandel Peninsula, is Whitianga, a thriving coastal town that provides an easily accessible base to get out and explore some of New Zealand’s best beaches. 

The town of Whitianga itself is a relaxing slice of coastal paradise that is perhaps most famous for its delectable Whitianga Scallop Festival – one of New Zealand’s most popular seafood festivals that takes place annually in September. 

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moatrek

When you ask people what they know about New Zealand there is one thing (apart from Hobbits) that usually springs to mind – our beautiful beaches. 

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moatrek