- Intercity, ☏ . Three bus services a day each way between Auckland and Waihi; three hrs travel time. The Auckland terminal is at 102 Hobson St, near the Sky Tower.
- Go Kiwi Shuttles, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Office hours 8:30AM-5PM. Door-to-door between Auckland and Whangamata. From $94 adult.
Walk around the reserve at the end of Moana Anu Anu Ave (Whangamata Harbour) and another just off Pohutukawa Cres (Otahu River Estuary).
Surf. Whangamata is one of the country's top surfing locations, with beach breaks and a bar break, all very good.