- Intercity.co.nz. 2 buses a day 07:50 and 13:15 (3 hrs travel time) Auckland to Waihi (Waihi is 30km away) $24 incl fees (09) 623 1503 (wait forever on hold) $25 at the terminal, leaves from Skytower
- go kiwi shuttle 0800 446 549 - $73 door to door Auckland to Whangamata.
- NakedBus.com same as intercity (just to Waihi) $26 incl fees OR MORE, first seats are cheapest, leaves from 172 Quay St -- at 12:40 -- 0800 474448 agent "4 sightseeing"
Walk around the reserve at the end of Moana Anu Anu Ave (Whangamata Harbour) and another just off Pohutukawa Cres (Otahu River Estuary).
Go surfing on the beach or on the bar.