New Chums Walkway / Wainuiototo
The New Chums Walkway / Wainuiototo starts from the carpark at the north east end of Whangapoua. It takes about 30 minutes from the carpark to get to the well-loved New Chums Beach, but the walk itself is worth it.
It is a gorgeous short walk along the tidal stream at the northwest end of Whangapoua, then along the stony coastal edge. This section is best done outside of high tide. You then walk over a low saddle through a lovely grove of nikau palms down to the beach.
At the top of the saddle, you can access a steep rugged climb up to the southeast end promontory (confident hikers only), with views along the beach. But it is being on this beach that really counts.