Beach Hop 2022

Beach Hop 2022 – 22nd Anniversary

The Repco Beach Hop 2022 is situated in the sunny Coromandel township and is STILL the place.

What date is Beach Hop?

Subject to any further Covid-19 hiccups it will take place 23rd March to 27th March 2022.

Where is the Beach Hop?

The Whangamata Beach Hop is an event held in the town of Whangamata, on the southeast coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand.


Famous for its beaches and rain forests, it has so much more to offer.

Founded in 2001, it is now the largest event of its kind for classic cars in New Zealand.

The Beach Hop represents the golden era of cars – V8 engines, bench seats and open-top convertibles. Classic cars, classic colours, often quirky, chromed and gleaming in the summer sun.

This five-day festival is unrivalled for its atmosphere and comes with hot rods from the 50’s and 60’s. 

Car contestant numbers are currently still limited to 1000 entries, so there are numerous classes and contests for all levels of enthusiasts – cars, motorbikes and even boats. Amongst the many events, some of things that are the fun to watch and highlights are the drag races and the many parades and convoys.

On the social side, there are food halls and venues to cater for all, and there is a real family and friendly, fun time atmosphere.  The town opens itself and accepts everyone for the week.  Streets are closed for displays, parades and the competitors to show off their cars. Many music bands perform during the event – from acoustic & blues to heavy metal and lots of rock and roll and rockabilly

You can Party like its 1959 – Well, with guidelines

There’s a swap meet too, so come and inspect what’s on offer – What is surplus to some can be gold to others.

Whilst there is a wide range of accommodation available in town and up and down the Coromandel coast, for this event you will need to book as early as possible. Accommodation for many miles around will be sold out. The major cities of Tauranga (1hr 30min), Hamilton (1hr 50min) and Auckland (2 hours) are still accessible for the day.   Good placed to check are Airbnb and Bookabach or Bachcare.

However, the Coromandel does not just have the Repco Beach Hop.  There are numerous picturesque towns and beachside and country settlements dotted around the peninsula to visit.  Thames, Coromandel, Pauanui, Tairua, Hot Water Beach, Whitianga & Whangamata to name but a few are within easy commuting distance – ensure you have a designated sober driver though!  There’s fishing & boating, surfing and beach activities, bush tramps & walks, arts & crafts, cycling trails, light trains, the mining history and museums, adventure parks… or just simply picnic on the beach and kick a ball around or hit a few sixes whilst everyone is milling around in town.

Extreme Global has been shipping USA vehicles, motor parts and general freight since 2003, specialising in the transport of classics, do-ups and performance cars from USA to NZ. 

We take the hassle out of the importing process and make it simple. Friendly and experienced service completes the mix.

Call Extreme Global today to ensure that your Pride and Joy is fully equipped for the Beach Hop 2022! 

To contact the Beach Hop Organisation directly go to