Kuaotunu - once a thriving gold mining town, has clean, safe, white sandy beaches, is also handy to many other beautiful spots and is an ideal starting point for exploring other parts of the Coromandel Peninsula. There's bush walking, fishing, horse trekking, water sports, golf, tennis or just simply relaxing in one the world's truly spectacular places. A little over 100 years ago, gold was discovered at Kuaotunu and more than 1000 people lived and worked there. Kuaotunu is just 17km north of Whitianga. Otama & Opito are appoached by the Black Jack Road. Beautiful white sandy beaches offer good swimming & surfcasting.
Below: Lovely little picnic spot at the eastern end of Kuaotunu beach.
Looking west from the eastern end of Kuaotunu beach, on a typical New Zealand Autumn day.