Waihi Beach is a coastal town at the western end of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s North Island. It lies 10 kilometres to the east of the town of Waihi, at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula. The main beach itself extends approximately 10 kilometres. The town had a permanent population of 2,730 as of June 2021.

At the northern end of Waihi Beach, the 145 hectares (360 acres) Orokawa Scenic Reserve offers several short walking tracks along the coast and to Orokawa Bay. While the main beach is backed by the residential area of the township of Waihi Beach, Orokawa Bay is undeveloped and surrounded by native bush including pohutukawa, puriri, and nikau palms.

At the southern end of the beach is the small settlement of Bowentown and the northern side of the northern Katikati entrance to Tauranga Harbour. The Bowentown settlement includes Otāwhiwhi Marae, a marae (tribal meeting ground) of the Ngāi Te Rangi tribe and Ngāi Tauwhao sub-tribe; it includes the Tamaoho wharenui (meeting house).

Māori have lived in the region since pre-European times, with numerous pā sites within a few kilometres of Waihi Beach. There is still evidence of the old pā sites at the Bowentown end of Waihi Beach. The name Waihi (“Rising Water”) is said to be named after a stream which flows into the beach, the later town of Waihi taking its name from the name for the beach.

The Waihi Beach Hotel was built in 1967 and the Athenree mineral hot springs are located nearby. Nearby Waihi is known for the gold and silver mining operation at Martha Mine and several underground mines.

Listings in Waihi Beach

6 Listings

PRIVATE WITH RURAL VIEWS

Lot 48 Reel Rd, Waihi Beach

534 m2

Flat 534sqm section with rural views and mid range covenants. Nestled down a private right of way, all services to the section boundary. 10% DEPOSIT with the balance due on title which is still a few months away.

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39 Browns Drive, Waihi Beach

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What an opportunity this property presents! Surrounded by stunning views and luscious landscaped gardens, this modern, 2 level, spacious, four bedroom home has plenty of room for family, guests or the possibility of a home business. Nicely elevated position surrounded by quality homes in a highly sought after area of Waihi Beach. Most rooms onMore info

450 m2

Lot 33 Ocean & Hill View Subdivision. Secure your future building site in this very popular subdivision that is currently under construction in The Crescent, Waihi Beach. A 450sqm near level, north facing, corner section with double street frontage. Buy now on a pre-title agreement with 10% deposit and settlement upon issue of new titleMore info

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Imagine having your own Beach access directly across the road for an easy stroll to the beach for those summer days or an evening moonlight walk. This property will provide you with that reality! But that’s not all you find over the road. Fancy a game of tennis? Go for it! There’s a tennis courtMore info

Secure your future building site in this very popular subdivision that is currently under construction in The Crescent, Waihi Beach. A 454m² near level section with street frontage. Buy now on a pre-title agreement with 10% deposit and settlement upon issue of new title (currently expected by August 2023). Covenants apply to protect your investment.

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Imagine it! Arriving with all your toys for seaside fun and some well-deserved glide-time at the stunning and sought-after Waihi Beach. You’ll have sand between your toes in no time after the very short stroll to the water’s edge. Or take the bikes along for a coffee or lunch at any of the fantastic beachsideMore info