Due to changing circumstances we will not be running Artbreaks in the foreseeable future.
Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people who have taken part over the years.
Artbreak has been a wonderful experience for us and this has been a difficult decision to make.
For any future alternative option for an art retreat in the Bay of Plenty area contact Creative Bay of Plenty. All the very best for your creative futures.
Naomi, Heather and Pippa.

Things to do at and around Waihi Beach

For non-painting partners or for either side of your Art Break.

Updated on 10th May 2016

Please visit the following websites for full and current information:


In a nut-shell, here is a list of ideas. If interested, you can check these out further through the above websites and/or check out our links below.

Activities taking half a day (more/ less):

Travel times:

From Waihi Beach it's:

  • 40 minutes drive to Tauranga
  • 1.5 hours to Rotorua
  • 15 minutes to KatiKati
  • 10 minutes to Waihi.
  • The Karangahake Gorge is a further 5 to 10 minutes from Waihi township.
  • Under 2 hours to Auckland.

Ideas for the above places: Hobbiton, movies, shopping, events, tourist sites, festivals.

There are pamphlets and further information regarding options including maps at the bach.

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