Tourists choose the best beaches in New Zealand for 2020

NZ 31/07/2020

It's time to tour your backyard!

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:

  1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
  2. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Australia
  3. Burleigh Heads Beach, Burleigh Heads, Australia
  4. Emily Bay, Norfolk Island, Australia
  5. Noosa Main Beach, Noosa, Australia
  6. Ned's Beach, Lord Howe Island, Australia
  7. Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance, Australia
  8. Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise, Australia
  9. Cable Beach, Broome, Australia
  10. Mt Maunganui Main Beach, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  11. Little Beach, Albany, Australia
  12. Mooloolaba Beach, Mooloolaba, Australia
  13. Greens Pool, Denmark, Australia
  14. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, Society Islands
  15. Piscine Naturelle, Ile Des Pins, New Caledonia
  16. Piha Beach, Piha, New Zealand
  17. Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  18. Ohope Beach, Whakatane, New Zealand
  19. Whangamata Beach, Whangamata, New Zealand
  20. Natadola Beach, Sigatoka, Fiji
  21. Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia, New Zealand
  22. Oriental Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
  23. Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
  24. Ypao Beach Park, Tumon, Mariana Islands
  25. Temae Beach, Moorea, Society Islands

Source: TripAdvisor