Waimarama Beach

Visit Waimarama Beach, Hawke’s Bay, NZ

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  • Waimarama Beach, about 30 minutes drive from Hastings, is a small seaside village popular for relaxing holidays, and a great place for surfing and fishing. Its shops and café/restaurant draw visitors from nearby Waima and Ocean Beach.

    Waimarama’s greatest attraction is the golden sand beach and deep blue sea renowned in New Zealand for its surf breaks. Visitors should take care, as the large waves and currents can be dangerous. However, the beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers, which ensure safes swimming.

    Travellers to the district can enjoy food and hospitality at country wineries and vineyards, and visit places of historic interest.

    Accommodation in Waimarama Beach (NZ)

    Waimarama Beach has a wide selection of holiday homes, self-contained apartments, cottages and waterfront baches to rent. The town has no hotels, but offers luxury lodge or bed and breakfast style accommodation, as well as a holiday park for camping or caravans and motor homes.

    Transport around Waimarama Beach

    The best ways to travel to Waimarama Beach are by shuttle bus or rental vehicle. Transport to nearby attractions is usually provided by tour operators.

    It is possible to walk or cycle around the village in a short time. Alternatively, you can hire a motorcycle or join a motorcycle tour.

    Tourist Activities at Waimarama Beach

    Waimarama Beach is very popular for water sport, including windsurfing, kiteboarding, waveski and, especially, surfing. Nearby Ocean Beach is also highly regarded among serious surfers.

    The area has a rich Maori history, and a guided tour of significant local landmarks is available.

    Scenic cruises that use V8-powered jet boats are an exciting adventure.

    A 9-hole, par 35 golf course set in rolling hill country with native bush and spectacular ocean views has been called “must-do for kiwis”.

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    Waimarama Beach