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Situated on the eastern coast of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, Matarangi is often referred to as the "jewel in the crown" with 4.5 km (2.75 miles) of gently sloping white sand, north facing to the Pacific Ocean and is an excellent playground for all the family. The sand is pristine, the sparkling water clear and the beach sheltered by Great Barrier, Cuvier and the Mercury Islands. Sea life abounds whether you fish, dive, or just want to relax watching birdlife, dolphins or the occasional pod of orcas.

Matarangi township prides itself on its safe family environment right on one of the world's best beaches. It boasts numerous connected walkways and cycling tracks, nine all weather tennis courts, an 18 hole championship golf course, restaurant and bar, cafe, hardware/hire shop and superette. There is an excellent boat ramp and wharf allowing easy access to the harbour and the ocean. The safe beach is great for everyone, swimming, body surfing, windsurfing, surfcasting — in fact all the aquatic sports you can think of.

There are currently just over 1200 or so properties in this idyllic location all within a stroll of the beach.

The Dunes Golf Resort

White sands, glorious vistas, endless blue seas and world class golf can be found closer than you think at glorious Matarangi. The jewel of golfing in the Coromandel, the Dunes Golf Resort, is designed to take advantage of the natural beauty of the surroundings while maximizing the views of the Whangapoua Harbour and the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean.

This 18 hole international all weather, fully irrigated course provides a challenge for all types of golfers with the par 72 championship course measuring 6176 metres off the back tees and 5778 metres, off the standard men's tees. The womens tees measure 5341 metres. There are plenty of premier events on the resort's calendar to lure those as keen on the challenges of the course as the socializing off it. So come and check out The Dunes Golf Resort.

Attractions in Matarangi Beach

What an amazing playground with the Pacific Ocean on your doorstep, wonderful secluded offshore islands and fish and bird life to amaze! Whales and dolphins often visit us and can be viewed by boat and often from the shore.

Boating



Access is offered from Matarangi's own ramp on the Whangapoua Harbour, Kuaotunu ramp just over the hill or the eastern end of the beach for smaller craft. There is an all tide ski lane in the harbour. The offshore islands feature safe anchorage for the overnight trips and wonderful bays and sandy beaches for day trips and picnics. Be sure to check availability of access before you land on some of the islands.


Driving Creek Railway & Potteries

The 3km train ride climbs through replanted Kauri forest, civil engineering features and past interesting ceramic art works. From the top there is a wonderful view which overlooks Coromandel and beyond.

Fishing and Diving



By boat enjoy game fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and Mahimahi over the summer months and Hapuka and Bluenose later in the year all remarkably close at hand. Kingfish, Snapper, Gurnard, Terakihi, Trevally and Kahawai are even closer with these fish also available to rockhoppers and surfcasters. The 90 metre wharf is great for the kids and the harbour offers flounder and mullet for the netting fraternity. Divers are catered for with excellent Cray fishing on the islands and up the Coromandel Coast and ample Scallop beds dotted throughout the area.

Cathedral Cove



Accessible only on foot or by boat, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the must-visit sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. The track begins at the northern end of Hahei. The Cathedral is a gigantic arched cavern that penetrates the headland between two coves. It gives an air of grandeur to the whole of the beach.


Hot Water Beach



Within a certain area, naturally occurring hot water bubbles up to fill holes dug in the sand. Bring a shovel for easy digging or hire one from the Hot Water Beach Store next to the carpark.