Here in the sunny Bay of Plenty on the East Coast of New Zealand, lies a small friendly community, along six kilometres of white sandy surf beach with crystal clear and clean waters, beautifully kept and protected sand dunes, an estuary safe for toddlers and young children, beautiful parks and reserves and thriving rural farms extending out into the surrounding communities. All of this offering its six hundred residents and visiting holiday makers an unforgettable experience, whilst enjoying all of its uncrowded and secluded scenic beauty, outdoor pursuits, activities and relaxed lifestyle.
Pukehina Beach provides the ultimate Kiwi beach holiday with its rural background and abundant wildlife including dotterels and oyster catchers, herons, ducks, geese, tui, kingfisher and shags found in and around the estuary. If you are lucky enough you may even catch a glimpse out at sea of our visiting dolphins, orcas, seals and more. Share our spectacular views from the beach looking out to Motiti and White Island, or across the estuary to Little Waihi.
Pukehina Beach is located approximately 25km east of Te Puke, the kiwi-fruit capital of New Zealand, ending a scenic 241 km drive from Auckland, 43 km from Tauranga, 47 km from Whakatane and 59km from Rotorua and its surrounding lakes. The new eastern arterial route (TEL) has now reduced traveling times from Mount Maunganui and Tauranga considerably. From State Highway 2 turn into Pukehina Beach Road, and about 4 km along the road turns onto Pukehina Parade.
Pukehina is famous for its surfing, kayaking, fishing and diving, floundering, shell fish gathering, hunting and duck shooting.
The estuary also provides a lot of fun for the junior fisherman with its herring and mackerel fishing. Kayaking and other water sports are enjoyed, including swimming, water skiing, surfing and kite sailing. With its Quad bike access to the beach, tennis courts, BMX track, playgrounds and facilities, historical sites, local fishing and surf lifesaving clubs. there is no shortage of fun for the whole family and friends.
When it comes to hospitality we pride ourselves on our friendly approach. Come and enjoy our quality and locally run establishments including “The Store” for all your groceries, takeaways, a licensed café open for breakfast or lunch and great coffee, and “The Hippy Pipi” combining a dairy and takeaways and fully cafe/bar including liquor wholesales.
With so many choices in rental accommodation, there is something to suit everyone and their budget. From the local camping ground, to the iconic kiwi bach, or the more up market beach front properties which are readily available. Either way, wherever you choose to stay, there are beach accesses situated regularly along the waterfront for your convenience and enjoyment.
Please contact us with regards to any inquiries you may have, and to discuss all your accommodation needs.