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TripAdvisor has released its Traveller's Choice Best of the Best awards for 2020, with all the best destinations, attractions and experience in the world.
While NZ's beaches don't quite make it to the Best Beaches in the World, NZ does heavily feature in the best 25 beaches for the South Pacific.
Mt Maunganui is once again NZ's top beach in NZ, as well as the #10 best in the South Pacific.
Auckland's Piha Beach ranks at 16th in the South Pacific list, followed by Bay of Plenty's Pilot Bay, Whakatane's Ohope Beach, and Whangamata Beach in places 17-19.
Tasman's Kaiteriteri Beach is the only South Island beach to make an appearance in the South Pacific list, ranking at #23.
The best beach in the world for 2020 was dubbed Baia do Sancho in Brazil.
Check out the Top 25 South Paciifc Beaches in 2020 below:
- Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
- Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia
- Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, Australia
- Emily Bay, Norfolk Island, Australia
- Noosa Main Beach, Noosa, Australia
- Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, Australia
- Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance, Australia
- Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, Australia
- Cable Beach, Broome, Australia
- Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
- Little Beach, Albany, Australia
- Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, Australia
- Greens Pool, Denmark, Australia
- Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Society Islands
- Piscine Naturelle, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
- Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand
- Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
- Ohope Beach, Whakatane, New Zealand
- Whangamata Beach, Whangamata, New Zealand
- Natadola Beach, Sigatoka, Fiji
- Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia, New Zealand
- Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
- Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
- Ypao Beach Park, Tumon, Mariana Islands
- Temae Beach, Moorea, Society Islands