Beach Hop


Beach Hop

The Beach Hop is New Zealand’s Number 1 Nostalgia Festival that celebrates the best of the 50’s & 60’s. It is NOT a “Hip Hop” festival!

The Beach Hop is held 15 minutes south of Opoutere at the beautiful seaside resort of Whangamata on the Paradise Coast, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

Entry to the festival is FREE for the general public. Enjoy the weekend looking at the amazing vehicles on show or enter your own. Any car made BEFORE 1972 can apply to come to Beach Hop. Later model USA cars MAY apply to register however entry is at the discretion of the event organisers.
Beach Hop

Nauti Girls

Every February since the early 90s, a unique event has been held off the pristine waters of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Whangamata Ocean Sports Club proudly promotes their Nauti Girls fishing competition as “the largest ladies only fishing competition in NZ… probably”.

Up to 500 anglers compete on approximately 200 boats chasing a prize pool hitting $45,000, with the after-party evening event attracting more than 1000 people in the marquee.

The fishing area is between Mercury Island (north), Motiti Island (south) and unlimited to the east.

A social highlight of the celebrations is the Fashion in the Field competition with many of the teams dressing up for the occasion.