Outdoors

Orokawa and Homunga Walkway

One of the scenic jewels of the area. A half hour walk takes you from the northern end of Waihi Beach to beautiful, secluded Orokawa Bay, taking in spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Waihi Beach.

Then from the north end of Orokawa Beach, marker posts show the way along a slightly tougher 1.5km bush track to the 28 metre high William Wright Falls.

Homunga is another beautiful bay, reached by a track from the northern end of Orokawa Bay. The Homunga track is notable for dense Pohutukawa forest. The track is reasonably tough, but rewarding for those who enjoy a bit more of a challenge.

Fabulous Fishing

Try your luck trout fishing in the magnificent Karangahake Gorge or the Waitawheta River, (Dickey's Flat has a lucky streak). Surfcast from the sand at Waihi Beach or Bowentown Heads, Bowentown Bar, Matakana Bank, Shelly Bay or even Matakana Island. Charter boats are available or launch your own boat from one of the many safe boat ramps.

Mayor Island (Tuhua)

Mayor Island is a treat for divers and fishermen. The tip of a extinct volcano, the island is clad with Pohutukawa trees and is teeming with bird life. Breathtaking walks climb through native bush to two crater lakes.

A round of Golf?

The Waihi Golf Club is proud of its superb 18 hole course. The picturesque fairways and large greens make for an enjoyable walk and a great challenge.

More Action?

Learn to fly a microlight or take a scenic flight at Waihi Beach Airport. Go canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling or check out other activities like tennis or mini golf.