Best beach trails in Waikato, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular beach trails in Waikato with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of beach trails in Waikato, New Zealand
Top trails (11)
#1 - Cathedral Cove Loop
Hikuai, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Great trail and almost all paved. There is quite a bit of up and down, and a ton of stairs at the very end so those with knee issues should beware. If you continue on the shore, there is an old rope swing, too, that you can see from the hillside. The info center is a good stop if coming from the beach because there is shade, restrooms, and food/ice cream trucks. This is also where the public transit has a stop. The beach is quite a bit rockier here, though so just a heads’ up. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/hahei-area/tracks/cathedral-cove-walk/Show more
#2 - Homunga Bay Track to Wright Falls
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
This walk takes you to the beautiful Wright Falls along the beach. Some people choose to just stop and spend time enjoying the sand. Show more
#3 - Pauanui Summit Trail
Tairua, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#4 - Coromandel Walkway: Fletcher Bay to Poley Bay
Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#5 - Karioi Mountain Loop
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 26.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - New Chums Beach Trail
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
#7 - Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
This trail contains an equal mix of uphill, downhill and flat sections, making it suitable for those with moderate fitness levels or for beginners ready to progress to the next level of riding.Show more
#8 - Kawakawa Bay Track
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#9 - Waihaha Trail
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 17.1 mi • Est. 8 h 33 m
#10 - Te Pare Point Historic Reserve Trail
Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
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