Explore All About Matarangi

Explore Matarangi

Resort town living blended alongside a sweeping beach.

Matarangi is a small town that was developed in the 1980’s with resort living in mind.

All About Matarangi

How to get there

By car

  • Matarangi is approximately thirty minutes drive from either the Whitianga or the Coromandel townships. Travel along State Highway 25 on the Te Rerenga-Kuaotunu Road until you see the signpost for Matarangi. Turn onto Matarangi Road, which will take you into the township.

Ferry from Auckland to Coromandel Town
Bus from Coromandel Town to Matarangi

Catch the Ferry from the Viaduct in Auckland to Sugar Loaf Wharf in Coromandel. Contact Coromandel Nature Tours for private charters and transfer options to get you to Matarangi.

Other transport

See the Getting Around Guide for a range of options.


Things to do for the kids

Check out the fun children’s playground at the Village Green located off Kenwood Drive.

Where to grab a bite and drink

If you need a quick takeaway or have a bit more time to sit down and relax Pipers Café and licensed restaurant is centrally located.

Places to stay

Check out a range of options in our Accommodation Guide.

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Shopping

For local services please see below and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Matarangi Beach Paper while you are in town.

Must Do's

  • Book in a round of golf at the picturesque all weather The Dunes golf course (with pro shop) which was designed by Sir Bob Charles.
  • Take a long stroll on Matarangi Beach or a short walk around the Matarangi Spit.
  • Enjoy a full day of entertainment, delicious local food and fine wine at the Taste of Matarangi festival held in April.

Local Tips

  • Use your fishing talents at the annual Easter Saturday Fishing Competition hosted by the Matarangi Volunteer Fire Force.
  • If you are having a function and need somewhere to hold it, the Matarangi Fire station hires out their premises for such events.
  • Rings Beach Walkway – The track can be accessed from three entry points Matarangi, Rings Beach East and Rings Beach. In the regenerating bush behind Rings Beach there is an easy two-hour walking circuit winds through native bush with extensive views over the northern peninsula and towards Great Mercury Island from high points. Visitors are urged to make sure boots are clean and the spray bottle provided be used to help prevent the spread of Kauri Dieback disease.

Boat Ramps

  • Matarangi Public boat ramp (all tides) is located at Omara Point on the harbour at the western side of Matarangi

Public Toilets

  • Shop Toilets, Matarangi Drive
  • Village Green, Kenwood Drive
  • Matarangi boat ramp

Matarangi Refuse Transfer Station

  • 101 Matarangi Drive Matarangi. Phone: 07 866 5427
  • Non-Peak Season
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30 am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday 11.30am – 7.30pm
  • Closed: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

More About Matarangi

You can take your pick of leisure activities in Matarangi as it boasts a world class 18 hole golf course, numerous public tennis courts and a beautiful white 4.5 km sandy beach that is ideal for swimming and surfing.

Matarangi Local Info

Matarangi business, community and event listings.
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