Waihi Beach Review
Waihi Beach, 19 km (12 mi) north of Katikati, is ideal for swimming and surfing and has access to numerous walkways. At low tide, people dig in the sand looking for tuatua and pipi—delicious shellfish that you boil until they open. Don't miss the drive to the top of the Bowentown heads at the southern end of Waihi Beach. This is an old Māori pā (fortified village) with stunning views. A short but steep walk from here leads to Cave Bay directly below the viewing point. Don't swim at Cave Bay; there are dangerous currents.
Waihi Information Centre. Stop by the Waihi Information Centre for maps and tide times. Seddon St., Waihi, Katikati, 3611. 07/863–6715.
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