Whangamata Top Of The Spots

Posted by on 14/01/2014

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A bach rental website has proclaimed Whangamata the most popular destination for holiday rentals in New Zealand. Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty are still firm favourites for holiday makers and the South Island has experienced the biggest growth for bach rentals.

Hot Water Beach has also become one of this summer’s ‘hot spots’. So much so that lifeguards are voicing concern about the lack of funds they have to keep the number of tourists visiting the beach each day safe. About 3,000 beach goers are estimated to make their way to the beach to soak in a ‘do it yourself’ spa each day and most are unaware of the rips in the area.

Waihi Beach, Whitianga and Pauanui also made the top ten list of favourite holiday destinations.