WELCOME TO WHANGAMATA
SOUTHERN GATEWAY TO THE COROMANDEL PENINSULA
Whangamata, recognised as being one of the most popular beach resorts in New Zealand. The fantastic beach at Whangamata not only offers safe swimming, but also some of the best surfing breaks in New Zealand too.
Sea conditions suitable for all are available along the beaches 6km length, or in the safe estuaries that lie at each end of the beach. These lead out to a section of the Pacific Ocean popular for big game and recreational fishing.
The Coromandel Forest Park and Tairua Forest bordering the town provides many outdoor experiences including short walks, mountain bike trails, exploring old gold mining sites and pig hunting. Short trails from forestry roads lead to isolated beaches away from civilisation.
Ex Cyclone Pam
The waves were really looking great at about 4.30pm today....
A few more pictures...
Powerco is Powerless!
This is NOT a Powerco advert!
We have eight businesses here in the main street of Whangamata with regular power outages (3 in the last 4 days?) due to a dodgy power supply from Powerco.
This is the busiest time of the year in Whangamata, along with the amazing Repco Beach Hop, and this is where a reliable source of power is most essential.
Please think of Minato's Sushi, Nero's Pizza, Blue Fish Takeaways, Craig's Takeaways, The Settlement Cafe, Reef Takeaways, Buck's Bar and Grill (TAB) and the ex 100% shop and the unreliable power supply they are getting from Powerco (a reliable partner - Tui ad) over this New Year.
Community has 'reclaimed the town'
Richard Scelly: The patron saint of life saving
Weddings in Whangamata
Getting married in Whangamata? No, well, why not? It's the perfect spot, some beautiful, affordable accommodation, white sand beaches as far as the eye can see, and some great people to make the event memorable.
Not only Whangamata beaches though, add in Whiritoa, Opoutere, Onemana, and within fifteen minutes drive from 'downtown' Whangamata you have more spots to get married in than a leopard.
But you'll be needing a few things to get started, a marriage celebrant to kick off proceedings is pretty important. Also to record the event, a photographer is pretty vital, as this is going to be a one off event, and it needs to be recorded for posterity by someone who knows what they're doing, and is not going to cut the top of the groom head off, or lop the feet off the bridal party!
Fireworks Extravaganza 2014
Friday 31st October 2014 @ Opoutere School
Gate open at 5:30pm
Tickets available from the OPOUTERE SCHOOL OFFICE, SALTWATER SURF or WHANGAMATA KINDERGARTEN.
Family Pass $25
Child $5 (5-14yrs)
Under 5's Free