The Kiwis and tourists have spoken... and there's one sandy spot we can't get enough of.
For a slice of island paradise, you need only venture into Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.
Near to some of NZ's most iconic beaches, Slipper Island holds its own as one of the Coromandel's most beautiful spots.
For a country ripe with amazing seaside scenes, we are far too eager to be told our beaches are the best.