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“Boys weekend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whangamata Beach

Whangamata Beach
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Gold Coast
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Boys weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Great place for quiet getaway with a few friends. Plenty of places to stay, eat and drink. All budgets catered for. Stunning views, great beach and estuary system for swimming and fishing.
Stayed at the Cabanna Lodge, Dot looked after us really well.

Visited June 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beach gem, surf gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Whangamata is particularly nice outside the peak season, which is xmas to the middle of January. The beach is extremely safe for swimming, Clark Island is an easy walk at low tide, mighty beach and bar break surf. Within 5 kilometres of the town there are stunning bush walks to old gold mines, kauri tree forests and isolated sandy beaches where you are likely to be the only one on them. Sure it means burning up a little energy, but worth every moment. Good local restuarants that are casual, modest and clean. It is a beach resort with typical kiwi baches, not the high rise glitter of so many beaches that have been ruined by such "progress". If you enjoy it like we do, please don't tell others, lets keep it our little gem. ENJOY

Visited May 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Great beach with islands just off shore, a safe swimming ocean beach as well as a harbour and estuary. Interesting to wander along the white sand looking at the ocean or at the many homes that face the beach. This is really an iconic place that deserves its reputation.

Visited May 2013
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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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90 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice beach. A bit crowded.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

It's hard to find a hotel with a nice view. No hotels overlook the beach due to the diminishing shore line.

Visited April 2013
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Frome, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Large and not busy, although we didn't get there until evening. Certainly worth a visit if you are passing

Visited February 2013
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