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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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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A Taste of Matarangi 2020
Food & Wine Festivals

Event Info

April 04, 2020
Come to the Taste of Matarangi and enjoy a day full of delicious seafood, local produce, fine wine, cold beer and listen to some great music - all at...
Anzac Poppy
Parades & Community Events

Event Info

April 27, 2020
The ANZAC day parade and service in Matarangi will be held at the Matarangi FENZ Fire Station, home of the Volunteer Rural Fire Force.
Sports Clubs
The Matarangi Boating and Fishing Club is based in Matarangi and welcomes new members.
Matarangi Community Library
Council Services & Libraries
The Matarangi Community Library is next to Richardsons Real Estate Matarangi in the Matarangi Shopping Centre. The library operates via an honesty box system for you to select...
Santa Parade Matarangi Beach Coromandel Peninsula
Parades & Community Events

Event Info

December 22, 2019
All welcome - come and join in to view all of the floats and have some fun at the Matarangi Santa Parade. Date for 2019 tbc.
Markets, Galas & Fairs

Event Info

December 13, 2019
Get a local craft gift or grab a treat or two at the Matarangi market and gala days.
Emergency Services
Matarangi Volunteer Rural Fire Force is a key local emergency service group in Matarangi.
Pipers Cafe Matarangi Wedding Venue
Weddings & Functions
For professional wedding catering contact the friendly team at Pipers Cafe. Our dedicated team of award winning wedding caterers are here to make your wedding planning and wedding...
Richardsons Real Estate Matarangi
Real Estate Agents
Richardsons Real Estate Matarangi is independently owned and operated locally, and is a fully accredited and affiliated office of the Richardsons Real Estate Coromandel group. The Matarangi office was...
The Matarangi Beach Paper
Advertising & Promotion
The Matarangi Beach Paper is your local Matarangi and Kuaotunu paper designed and published by locals. It was the brain child of Michelle Dobson but requested by many....
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