Golden sand, lush native forest and clear azure waters ideal for swimming.

You will find it hard to pick your favourite beach.

Department of Conservation provide toilet facilities at all accessible beaches.

Filtered drinking water is available at Anchorage, Bark Bay and Awaroa campsite.

Southern beaches are accessible in most weather conditions and have Dept. of Conservation shelters.

  • Anchorage
  • Bark Bay (Medlands Beach)
  • Onetahuti (Tonga Quarry)

Northern beaches on rare occasions, sea conditions can prevent boat transfers

  • Awaroa
  • Totaranui

Go to our Easy Trip Finder...

...or choose from our favourites below. Relax, swim or walk in sun or shade with a Beach Stop Option. Walk between beaches with choices from 30 minutes to 5 hours walking.

Anchorage/Pitt Head #1

Return boat transport to Anchorage Beach - 45 mins each way. Relax, swim or take a walk up to 3 hours. read more.
Start: *9.20, 10.30am, 1pm End: 12.55, *4.15pm
From: NZ$69
Availability: *All Year, other times 1 Oct-30 April
Bark Bay Swing Bridge
Most Popular

Medlands/Bark Bay Falls #2

Return boat transport to Medlands Beach - 1 hr each way. Relax, swim or walk the waterfall trail around Bark Bay.  read more.
Start: *9.20, 10.30, 1pm End: 12.55 or *4.15pm
From: NZ$80
Availability: *All Year, other times 1 Oct-30 April

Awaroa Dine & Explore #8

Return cruise to Awaroa Beach to explore this historic inlet. Bring you own lunch or order a picnic. read more.
Start: *9.20am or 10.30am End: *4.15pm
From: NZ$87
Availability: Contact us for details

Double Beach Stop

Can't decide which beautiful beach to visit? During summer, longer daylight hours make it possible to stop at two! read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$94
Availability: 1 Oct - 30 April
Awaora
Most Popular

The Great Day Out

Walk Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach, including the full Vista Cruise from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui before your walk. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$94
Availability: All Year
Lucy Peach on rock
Most Popular

Swing Bridge, Bush & Beach #6

Walk 4 hours Medlands Beach to Anchorage. Highlights include Falls River Swingbridge, Cleopatra's Pool and Torrent Bay inlet. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$80
Availability: All Year

Southern Beaches #7

This 5-6 hour walk from Medlands to Apple Tree Bay is for fit, active hikers who would rather walk than relax on a beach. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$71
Availability: All Year