Good old kiwi summer holidays mean endless days of lazy swims, picnics, hokey pokey ice creams and the sand crunching between your toes. There are a handful of New Zealand beaches that stand out more than others for the show they put on at the end of the evening, so we’ve put together what we think are the five best beaches in the country to watch the sun set.

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moatrek

In the South Island of New Zealand, a sweet-little coastal town where the mountains meet the sea is just waiting to greet you. Here you can relax and let the worries of the world wash away as the waves of the Pacific Ocean crash to the shore, surrounded by fresh sea and mountain air. 

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moatrek

A much-loved holiday spot Paihia 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 breathtaking gateway beach of Hahei, the white sands of Matarangi and the surfing mecca of Kuaotunu are just some of the unforgettable New Zealand beaches that can be experienced not far from the thriving town of Whitianga.

Author
moatrek

The real New Zealand is best revealed in all it's local colour amidst the atmospheric streets of our beautiful and classic small towns.

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moatrek