1. Posted by Ellie44 (Budding Member 25 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


Does anyone know any good beach towns to visit while in NZ?
Also how cold does it get in the North Island for the fall/winter....will you still be able to swim in some areas?
Any info helps...thanks!


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 4805 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

raglan is a great little beach town on the north island about 2 hours south of auckland. around the coromandel area there are some nice little towns, and also futher north up in the bay of islands.

the water would be pretty cold in the winter - maybe just about bearable in the autumn. people do surf in the winter but they would generally use wetsuits.

3. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Piha beach is one of my favourite places in N.Z. and it is just an hour away from central Auckland. Also, Bethells Beach, Karekare and Muriwai are nearby and nice little towns. Unfortunately, to be able to get there you almost always need your own means of transport and Bex is right, it will be way too cold to swim in autumn or winter.