Rated as one of the top 20 wilderness beaches in the world, New Chums Beach is famous for its unspoiled beauty – white sand and clear azure water. You’ll arrive in this paradise within three hours of leaving Auckland. Take a picnic, go for a swim or simply relax.

What's included

Whangapoua Beach – Arrive at Whangapoua Beach, a local favourite known for its beauty and safe swimming.

Scenic Walkway and New Chums Beach – From Whangapoua Beach, you can walk to the breathtaking New Chums Beach. The self-guided walkway takes about 30 minutes, crossing a tidal stream and rockhopping along the coast. Your reward is relaxation on the stunning, secluded white sand beach. Bring your swimming gear if you’d like to go for a dip!

Scenic shuttle transfer – Getting to the beach and back is half the fun. The adventure starts with a scenic drive over mountains and along the eastern coastline. The tour also includes return transfer from the Coromandel ferry (Hannafords Wharf) via Coromandel Town.

Tour overview

  • Scenic tour to the hidden, unspoiled beach
  • Self-guided 30-minute walk, across a stream and coastal rocks
  • Ample time for a picnic, swim or relaxation

Level of fitness

Moderate fitness, balance and agility is required to traverse the walkway from Whangapoua Beach to New Chums Beach.


Duration: 3 hours (weekdays) or 4 hours (weekends)
Availability: Tour operates daily in conjunction with the 360 Discovery Cruises Coromandel ferry
Departure Time: Tour departs Coromandel Town at approximately 11.15-11.30am daily, and returns at 2.15pm on weekdays and 3.30pm on weekends

Schedule: We’ve partnered with a local tour company to provide a bespoke Coromandel experience. As all tours depart from Coromandel Town, we provide a complimentary shuttle from the wharf. Here’s what your day will likely look like: 

  • Ferry arrives at Hannafords Wharf, Coromandel: Approximately 10.45am
  • Shuttle to Coromandel Town: Meets the ferry at Hannafords Wharf, and arrives in Coromandel Town at approximately 11.15am
  • Tour departs Coromandel Town: Meets shuttle to depart at approximately 11.15-11.30am
  • Tour returns to Coromandel Town: 2.15pm (Weekdays) or 3.30pm (weekends/public holidays)
  • Shuttle to Hannafords Wharf: Departs Coromandel Town (Samuel James Reserve car park) 30 minutes prior to scheduled ferry departure

TOUR + FERRY: Adult $150   Child $90
TOUR ONLY: Adult $50   Child $27.50

Bookings for this tour are essential, and places are limited. A child is 0-15 years inclusive. To secure your ferry and tour package, please book through our call centre:
Email or Phone: 09 367 9111

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