Top 5 White Sand Wonders
Explore New Zealand's white sand wonders in a rental car from VroomVroomVroom!
Time on the beach is the ultimate way to spend a New Zealand summer; be it under an umbrella with a good book, eating fish and chips, or catching waves. Book a car hire in New Zealand with VroomVroomVroom to get to our best beaches; that way you can stay all day, no getting back on the bus when someone else says it's time to go! The only thing that may beat a hire car, is to make that road trip in a campervan rental. So you don't miss out on a single opportunity, we have listed five amazing white sand beaches.
Hahei Beach on the Coromandel is a New Zealand favourite and seriously one of the most breathtaking beaches on offer. Kick back on a towel and sunbathe, or slip on your jandals and take a walk up along the coast. There's a walking track from Hahei around to famous Cathedral Cove which takes around 40 minutes. The drive up the Coromandel Peninsula is a scenic one, with Thames as the main service town. It's best enjoyed with company so make sure you book a larger-sized car rental vehicle like an SUV or van or maybe even a campervan rental.
With clear blue waters and soft white sand, Mahia Beach is a white sand wonder with breaks that are sure to impress. A summer staple for those who live on the East Coast of New Zealand, it's nearest to Gisborne as a pick-up location for a rental car. Cheap car rental is easy with VroomVroomVroom and many of New Zealand's best beaches are only accessible with a vehicle. So pack your swimming trunks, maybe a tent and a chilly bin of food and drinks. If you are partial to a bit of diving or snorkeling, don't forget your flippers and snorkel.
The Bay of Plenty region has plenty to offer, with endless sunshine, and cool clean sea to wash away your blues. You can start at the eight kilometre-long Waihi Beach orcontinue driving for another 40 minutes to Mt Maunganui. Waihi Beach has a surf club at its northern end, and a quieter estuary beach and boat ramp at the Bowentown end. Mt Maunganui beach stretches from 'The Mount' for a whole 16 kilometres to join Papamoa beach. To get to the Bay of Plenty, you can pick up an Auckland rental car from the airport. It's around a two hour drive to Waihi Beach. If you are planning on flying into Tauranga, Rotorua, or Whakatane, it's less than an hour to one of the best beaches in New Zealand.
Don't forget the South Island, it has its share of stunning coastline too. Nelson is at the very top of the South Island and frequently has the highest sunshine hours for the whole country. Kaiteriteri beach doesn't have surf, but it does have golden sand. It is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, and is perfect for sea kayaking.
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