Register Sign In My Shortlist Email Us
NZ 0800 467 368

Waipu - Hidden Gem

A unique coastal town full of Scottish pride and picturesque natural features!

Less than 2 hours’ drive from Auckland you’ll find the quiet coastal town of Waipu. Despite its small size (population: 3,500), Waipu is big on heart and has a rich history and heritage which you can easily experience.

As well as this, you’ll be able to appreciate the beautiful scenery that includes coastline, native bush, waterfalls and pancake rocks (yes, pancake rocks!)

Plenty of things to discover then so let’s get cracking!

Things to do in Waipu

As mentioned earlier, Waipu is a beautiful coastal town, which will please beach lovers from far and wide. Many of the great things to do in Waipu are based around this, but that’s not the be-all and end-all of the experience by any stretch.

Events and festivals in Waipu

Like many small towns in New Zealand, a great way to experience them is when the whole community gathers for one of their annual festivals. There are a number of fantastic events to choose from in and around Waipu which we’ve highlighted below.

Places to eat in Waipu

Given the type of activity you’ll be doing in Waipu, most of which requires physical exertion, you’ll definitely work up an appetite. The good news is that there are plenty of decent eateries to choose from so you’ll never go hungry!

Rent the perfect car for exploring Waipu

Recommended vehicle for your trip to Waipu

PREMIUM 4X4

HYUNDAI SANTA FE

Guaranteed Model:

Our Santa Fe has city style and the power to match any New Zealand landscape.

Vehicle Details Email Enquiry

5 Seats

4

6

Auto Trans</p

Trip Planner

  • 3
    Days

    Auckland to Bay of Islands Round Trip – 3 days

    Driving Tour

    So, you’ve booked yourself a long weekend in the Bay of Islands and you’re setting off from Auckland. Although there’s heaps of stuff to do once you get up there, make sure you take the time on your drive north to stop off at some of the little

    Read More

  • 3
    Days

    Auckland to Coromandel Round Trip – 3 days

    Driving Tour

    So, you’ve booked yourself a long weekend in the Coromandel heading off from Auckland – great decision – we love the Coromandel! There are so many cool things to do down there whether you want an all-action weekend or you just want to kick back

    Read More

  • 5
    Days

    Auckland to Bay of Islands Round Trip – 5 days

    Driving Tour

    So great news – you’ve got a 5 day trip planned to the Bay of Islands and you’re setting off from Auckland. Although there’s heaps of stuff to do once you get up there, make sure you take the time on your drive north to stop off at some of th

    Read More

News and Social