Waihi Beach Holiday Park, Coromandel, New Zealand
0800 143 769
+64 7 863 5381
Address:510 Seaforth Road
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park Introduction
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park invites you to take a fun-filled break at their Waihi Beach holiday park on the sunniest part of the east coast of New Zealand.
Our Waihi Beach campground and holiday park is only an hour and forty five minutes drive from Auckland airport, and is central to the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions.
From Bowentown Beach Holiday Park at Waihi Beach, you can walk to both harbour and ocean beaches. Choose from excellent harbour fishing and surf-casting. Fishing charters can be arranged. Enjoy windsurfing, surfing, water skiing or native bush walks when you stay at our Waihi Beach holiday park.
At Bowentown Beach Holiday Park, we pride ourselves on our friendly service as well as the cleanliness of our Waihi Beach campgrounds and our modern facilities.
Our Waihi Beach Holiday Park Accommodation
We offer a range of accommodation at our Waihi Beach holiday park, including:
- Ocean View Park Motels
- Park Motel Two Bedroom Unit
- Park Motel Studio Unit
- Self Contained Unit
- Kitchen Cabin
- Standard Cabin
- Caravan and Tent Sites
Facilities at our Waihi Beach Holiday Park
Bowentown Beach Holiday Park at Waihi Beach has the following facilities:
- Barbeque Area
- Playground for children
- Modern Communal kitchen
- TV Room and Library
- Games Room
- Wireless internet
- Bike and Kayak hire
- Spa pool
About the Waihi Area
One of the most famous gold mining towns in New Zealand, the history of this period is apparent everywhere in Waihi. Unlike other parts of the region, this is still very much a gold mining town—with production hidden behind the leafy slopes close to the main street.
For those who enjoy the simple life, Waihi is your kind of town, with old wooden buildings, a white sand beach where you can enjoy shellfish collecting and sea fishing—and not a shopping mall in sight!
To the west is Ohinemuri River, which runs through the Karangahake Gorge, where trout fishing, mining relics and independent arts and crafts people can be found along the way.
The vintage train puffs from Waihi to Waikino and people of all ages can enjoy the easy walking tracks along the river.
Our Waihi Beach campground is an ideal stopover between Auckland and Tauranga or from the Coromandel Peninsula to Rotorua.
There are a number of attractions in the area around our Waihi Beach campground, including:
Martha Mine – A modern operating mine producing 75,000 ounces of gold and 650,000 ounces of silver. The old pump house, a ruin of the old mine, sits beside the town's information centre. Tours available.
The Waihi Arts Centre And Museum – A nationally acknowledged treasure house of the mining, metallurgy and sociology of the region, as well as a gallery for the exhibiting of arts and crafts from the area.
The Goldfields Railway – Starts from the historic station on Wrigley Street, running daily to the historic Waikino Station.
Waihi Beach – 11 kilometres from Waihi, is a safe beach running south to Athenree. The north headland has a coastal walking track to Orokawa Bay, while the other, Bowentown—is the site of a fortified Maori pa.
Orokawa Walkway – This relatively short walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay past spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.
Athenree – Visit the hot natural mineral pools open daily.
Waikini – A historic gold mining community—now known for its arts and crafts community, museum and access to Karangahake Gorge. The D.O.C Waikino Station is located here as a visitor centre for the community.
Victoria Battery – Site of the largest quartz-crushing plant in Australasia. See the underground ore kilns and tunnels.
The Coromandel Peninsula
The Coromandel Peninsula lies east of Auckland, across the Hauraki Gulf. The jagged, volcanic hills of the Coromandel Peninsula still retain much of their original rainforest, including giant kauri trees.
Although there are great hiking trails in the forested hills, probably the greatest attraction is its spectacular coastline of sandy beaches, coves and harbours that provide boundless opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming. There's even a beach with warm water bubbling up through the sand that allows bathers to scoop out their own spas.
The Coromandel's history is reflected in charming colonial architecture and historic buildings found in the small towns around the region, which had their heyday in the mid-1800s following the discovery of gold.
With its relaxed, laid-back lifestyle, Coromandel attracts talented artists and craftspeople from around the country—inspired not only by the tranquil atmosphere, but also by the spectacular natural surrounds.
The following organisations are associated with Bowentown Beach Holiday Park at Waihi Beach: