A complete resource for Waipu residents and visitors
Welcome to the town of Waipu. Situated 90 minutes north of Auckland in the beautiful Bream Bay, Waipu has a population of around 1500 which is growing all the time as people come to enjoy the laid back friendly lifestyle, beautiful beaches, cafes and speciality shops that we have to offer.
Waipu has rich history and the story of our settlement by Scottish Presbyterians led by Norman McLeod can be seen at our museum. Waipu’s Scottish heritage can be seen all around the town and in annual events such as the New Year’s Highland Games and the Waipu in Tartan festival.
The Waipu Business and Promotions group setup this website to promote the town, it’s activities and its businesses. We invite anybody with an interest in the town of Waipu to contribute to the site by providing details of events, activities, businesses or interesting news items for promotion on this site.
Waipu Boutique Markets
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Waipu Boutique Sunday Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month inside the Coronation Hall in the centre of Waipu. There are over 50 stalls with everything from organic home grown veggies and delicious dutch baking to Heirloom wooden toys and beautiful clothing.
Waipu Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Waipu Christmas Parade is held every Christmas Eve. It is thought to be the only Christmas Parade in New Zealand that is held on Christmas Eve. Lots of floats, fun and of course Santa himself. Prizes for the best floats!
Waipu Highland Games
Monday, January 1, 2018
The annual Waipu Highland Games were started in 1871 by The Caledonian Society Incorporated of Waipu to celebrate the start of the New Year.