Surf's up in Fitzroy Beach, an oceanside hamlet loaded with outdoor activities.
Year-round swells will have surfers grinning from ear-to-ear at Fitzroy Beach. This is a black sand beach but don’t let that put you off. Those in the know rave about this spot. If you’re a first-timer, hire a board and book into lessons with a pro. Away from the sand and sea, go for a hole in one at the Fitzroy Golf Club or cycle over the striking Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, which connects to a coastal walkway that will take you into the heart of the culture-packed city of New Plymouth.