I have officially found my favourite beach in New Zealand! A few weeks ago I went got up early and drove 3 hours north to Matapouri..
It’s not just the soft golden sand, the perfect amount of waves and the lack of people, I think the best part are the mermaid pools!
Best time to visit is low tide and make sure you bring some comfy shoes for the climb over the hill! Flip flops aren’t ideal! Definitely worth the 3 hour drive from Auckland, I can’t wait to visit again!