Top 10 finalists named for NZ’s Best Beach

 

PHOTO: Mt Maunganui doesn’t make the cut.

Matt Williams, chief executive of Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s northern region, was happy when presented with the long list of 26 contenders in the Herald’s search for New Zealand’s Best Beach.

One of three expert judges tasked with wading through our readers’ suggestions and sifting them down to a shortlist of 10, Williams took one look at the options and said: “The best thing is, the three best beaches in the country aren’t on here.”

THE TOP 10 BEACHES

• Castlepoint, Wairarapa
• Hahei, Coromandel
• Kaiteriteri, Tasman
• Matai Bay, Northland
• Matapouri, Northland
• New Chums, Coromandel
• Opito Bay, Coromandel
• Taupo Bay, Northland
• Te Arai, Auckland
• Whangamata, Coromandel

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