Waihi Beach

Glorious beach, surf, sand... what more could you want on holiday?

The Waihi Beach Hive short-term vacay accommodation is the ideal big Kiwi family bach. Hit the beach ... or visit nearby tourist spots for a good dose of New Zealand.


Waihi Beach

Starting at Orokawa to the north and finishing at Bowentown to the south, Waihi Beach is 10km long. 

Orokawa Scenic Reserve

Found at the north end of Waihi Beach, the Orokawa Scenic Reserve offers several short walking tracks.


Bowentown Domain sits south of Waihi Beach at the northern entrance to Tauranga Harbour.

With its bustling beachside village, bays and walking tracks, there's much to do at Waihi Beach.

Sand Dunes

300m down our road, and onto the gorgeous sand dunes and you’re at the beach.

Anzac Bay

With its calm waters and sheltered beaches, Anzac Bay is ideal for all families.                        

With its calm waters and sheltered beaches, Anzac Bay is ideal for all families.

Shelly Bay

A little north of Anzac Bay you’ll find Shelly Bay, a stunning, sheltered, and safe swimming spot. 

Cave Bay

A 45 minute return walk is a popular fishing spot overlooking the Bowentown entrance.

Orakawa Bay Walk

A 45-minute walk will lead you to the spectacular Orakawa Bay.

Te Ho Pā Site Walk

This short, steep uphill walk leads you to a historic Maori Pa and trig.

Reservoir Loop

An easy 20-minute flat walk round the old Waihī Beach reservoir.

Athenree Wetlands

A short track through regenerating coastal scrub and wetland. 

Hot Springs

Relax and rejeuvenate with natural underground spring-water pools.


Waihi Beach is the ideal beach to learn to surf. Learn from the best.


Grab a canoe or kayak to explore the beach and surrounding bays.


Keen to fish? Waihi Beach has a number of excellent spots to fish in.

Explore the Area

A short 10-minute drive to Cambridge gives you award-winning bars, restaurants, cafes, retail & boutique stores, including quaint antique shops.


Explore Raglan’s natural beauty. Enjoy its old-world charms. Raglan and it’s surrounds boasts some of New Zealand’s best outdoor and adventure activities.


The Coromandel offers some of New Zealand’s most amazing beaches, heritage trails, and traveling experiences. You’ll be captivated by the views.

Mt Maunganui

Mount Maunganui offers many activities, from surfing, and surf lessons, to the most popular short walk in New Zealand, and much, much more.

Something Different

Drive from Rustling Oaks to visit Waitomo Glow Worms, then continue on to Kawhia. drive the coastal route to Raglan, followed by a visit to Mt Pirongia.

Your Foodie Heaven

Retail & Boutique Stores

Cambridge offers a number of quaint antique stores and one-of-a-kind boutique retail stores. Fall in love with our range of Upcycled boutique stores.

Farmer's Market

Winners of the Organic Farmer’s Market Competition 2023, the Cambridge Farmer’s Market is well-worth a visit. Held early Saturday mornings on the cricket field in the centre of town.

Lake Te Koo Utu

Located in the centre of Cambridge, Lake Te Koo Utu provides a tranquil 1km walking trail loop. Or push yourself hard to run the steeper trails that are dotted around the Lake. The Lake is perfect for a picnic.

Tivoli Cinema

Take a bit of time to un-wind and relax. Featuring three state-of-the-art auditoriums and full digital projection, Tivoli Cinema in Cambridge offers you a wide range of films from around the world.


Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island, is a sanctuary for many of our most endangered species.

Laka Karapiro

For more than 20,000 years Lake Karāpiro has flowed through the Waikato. Today is a hydroelectric lake. The Mighty River Domain is available for water sports.


Cycling is a popular sport and past time in Cambridge. You will find many trails around the Waipa and the Waikato which vary in difficulty.


The Grassroots Trust Velodrome is a busy cycling centre with many national and international events held each year. Guided tours are available.


Fifteen-minutes north of Cambridge lies Hamilton, the Waikato's largest centre, where you will find a growing list of attractions and activities.

Hamilton Gardens

Waikato University

The University of Waikato is one of the leading tertiary providers in New Zealand. It also features a stunning campus.

FMG Stadium Waikato

The FMG Stadium is the spiritual home of rugby in Hamilton and will be the home for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Hamilton Airport

The Hamilton Airport is located fifteen-minutes drive from Rustling Oaks, making your visit easy and hassle free.

Explore All That Waihi Beach Has to Offer

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Looking for the ultimate seaside escape?

Look no further than the Waihi Beach Hive — a mere 300 metres from popular Waihi Beach, this is the most epic family beach house ever.

Waihi Beach Hive

Located a mere 300 metres from Waihi Beach

Location, location, location
— perfect for an extended family getaway

sleeps up to 20 guests
7 bedrooms / 4 baths / Wifi
deck with furniture / BBQ