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

You will find it hard to pick your favourite beach.

There are  toilet facilities and shelter at most beaches. Filtered drinking water is available at Anchorage, Bark Bay and Awaroa campsite.

Southern beaches are protected in most weather conditions

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

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

  • Awaroa
  • Totaranui

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...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.

Pitt Head Loop Te Pukatea Kayaks
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Anchorage/Pitt Head #1

Enjoy maximum beach time after this 45-minute cruise to Anchorage. Relax, swim or walk to Te Pukatea or Cleopatra's Pool. read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30am, 1pm End: 12.55, 4.15pm
From: NZ$64
Availability: All year
Bark Bay Swing Bridge
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Medlands/Bark Bay Falls #2

Cruise to Medlands Beach in the heart of the national park (1 hr) and walk the waterfall trail around Bark Bay.  read more.
Start: 9.20, 10.30, 1pm End: 12.55 or 4.15pm
From: NZ$74
Availability: All year
Awaroa Headland
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Awaroa Dine & Explore #8

Cruise to Awaroa Beach to explore this historic inlet. Choose your style of lunch – cafe or picnic. read more.
Start: 9.20am or 10.30am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$84
Availability: All year
Family Deals
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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$86
Availability: 20 Dec to 31 March
Awaora
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The Great Day Out

Cruise to Totaranui, then return to Tonga Quarry for our most popular 2 hour walk from Tonga Quarry to Medlands Beach. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$86
Availability: All year
Lucy Peach on rock
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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$74
Availability: All year

Southern Beaches #7

For fit, active hikers who would rather walk than relax on a beach. Enjoy 5-6 hours exploring from Medlands to Apple Tree Bay. read more.
Start: 9.20am End: 4.15pm
From: NZ$77
Availability: 20 Oct - 31 Mar