Is Waihi Beach the Best Beach in NZ?

Is Waihi Beach the Best Beach in NZ?

If you're an accessibility advocate, the answer might just be yes!

Kilometres of white sand. Swells to surf and play in. Fishing worth travelling for. Some of the best flat whites in NZ. These are just a few of the things Waihi Beach is well-known for.

That being said, this beach isn’t just beautiful; it’s inclusive too. Waihi Beach is making leaps and bounds to being one of NZ’s most accessible beaches. Because everyone deserves to enjoy a fun day in the beach.

The cool coastal community have rallied together to fund and install beach mats at the north beach access near Tasman Holiday Parks – Waihi Beach and the surf lifesaving club. This beach access now has 80m of accessibility matting installed to help make beach access easier and safer.

Speaking to The Bay of Plenty Times,  Dave MacCalman, from the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, voiced just how much this move meant to him.

“It’s monumental for myself and all others that love the beach and simply want to enjoy it too. We hope this is the start of a change in mindset for other communities to follow suit.”

It’s monumental for myself and all others that love the beach and simply want to enjoy it too. We hope this is the start of a change in mindset for other communities to follow suit.

– Dave Maccalman

Other strides towards accessibility include the donated beach wheelchairs. These can be hired from our holiday park Tasman Holiday Parks – Waihi Beach at no charge. Just ask our friendly team.

Looking for accessible accommodation?

Ask our friendly teams at Tasman’s Waihi Beach & Tasman’s Beachaven about our accessible accommodation options. We are here to help!