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A tree-lined village alongside a sweeping beach that was developed in the 1980’s with resort living in mind.

Matarangi pine forest

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PURPOSE-BUILT RESORT TOWN ON STUNNING WHITE-SAND PENINSULA

The attraction of Matarangi is the beautiful white 4.5 km sandy beach that is ideal for swimming and surfing when the conditions are right.

You can take your pick of leisure activities in Matarangi as it boasts a world class 18-hole golf course with a licensed club house, restaurant and pro-shop. The town also has a bowling green and there are several public tennis courts.

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Location

Matarangi, Coromandel
Postcode 3592

Quick Facts

Meaning:
The eye of the sky
Proximity:
• 30 min drive from Whitianga (26.3 km)
• 2 hr 55 min drive from Auckland (191 km)
Population (2018):
390 permanent residents
Matarangi Pine Trees

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Matarangi Golf Course
BBQ and surfboard on Matarangi Beach
Couple walking dog on Matarangi Beach
Horse riding on Matarangi Beach

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Matarangi Local Tips

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Getting to Matarangi

Matarangi is approximately thirty minutes drive from either Whitianga or Coromandel town. 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 village. View in map.

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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 along Matarangi Beach or short walk around the Matarangi Spit.
  • Enjoy a full day of entertainment, and delicious local food and fine wine at the A Taste of Matarangi festival held in April each year.
  • Display your fishing talents at the annual Easter Saturday Fishing Competition hosted by the Matarangi Volunteer Fire Force.
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Boat Ramp

  • Matarangi Public Boat Ramp (all tides)
    – located at Omara Point on the harbour at the western side of Matarangi.
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Where to stay

Renting a bach is a popular way of enjoying a stay at Matarangi.

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Things to do with kids

There is a children’s playground at the Village Green located off Kenwood Drive.

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Tides

Download and print our Tides PDF file for local tide times.

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Where to grab a bite to eat

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.

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Public Toilets (restrooms)

  • Shop Toilets
    – Matarangi Drive
  • Village Green
    – Kenwood Drive
  • Matarangi boat ramp
    – Omara Point

MATARANGI REFUSE TRANSFER STATION

  • 101 Matarangi Drive Matarangi.
    Phone: 07 866 5427
    Non-peak season hours
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Saturday 10.30am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday 11.30am - 7.30pm
  • Closed: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
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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 for more information.

Venues

If you are having a function and need somewhere to hold it, the Matarangi Fire station hires out their premises for such events.

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Matarangi Bluff Track wetlands

Matarangi Bluff Track

Providing spectacular views over Matarangi, Kuaotunu and into the ranges behind on this walk through regenerating forest.

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. Access to the track is from the end of Goldfields Drive in Matarangi, or from either end of Rings Beach, with adequate parking handy to all three entrances.

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4.7 km loop
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2.5 hr - 3 HR
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Easy

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