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At Whakamahia Beach you'll find black sand and lots of driftwood. Get creative and build some artwork out of the driftwood or just relax and enjoy the view and the sounds of the ocean.

You can light a bonfire here, but make sure to check the fire season, you are not allowed to light fires here in a prohibited fire season. Locals enjoy coming to Whakamahia to go fishing, enjoy a picnic or cook lambtails on a bonfire with family and friends.

This beach is not safe for swimming.


This beach is great for fishing for kahawai and snapper. Especially at sunset your chances of catching snapper are good.


Whakamahia Road, Wairoa

Where to find the iSITE

Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact us

0800 HAWKES BAY (429537 229)
and press 3 for Wairoa

+64 6 838 7440
+64 6 838 3901

9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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