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.
Art N Tartan 2018 Wearable Art Awards
Friday, July 20, 2018
Tickets on sale soon, watch this space!
Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club 90th Birthday Celebrations
Friday, October 26, 2018
Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club 90th Birthday Celebrations.
26/27/28 October - something for everyone over the weekend.
Friday night - Meet and mingle - ticketed event* $30
Demos and morning tea- free
Treasure Hunt- free 5pm
Club Photo- free 6pm
Club dinner- Ticketed event* $50
Optional activites Golf, Croquet Bowls Coastal McKenzie Trail
*the ticketed events have limited numbers and reservations must be made before 30 September for further info check out the Facebook page
Waipu Christmas Parade
Monday, December 24, 2018
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!