Ohope Beach has come in at number seven in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for top New Zealand beaches.

Mount Maunganui Beach has topped the list for the third year in a row and took out 2nd place in the South Pacific’s top 10 beaches list.

“It’s that time of year when most people are dreaming of lying on a beach, so it’s the perfect time to unveil the world’s best beaches, based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

Travellers’ Choice award-winning beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of millions of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Beaches in the New Zealand:

1. Mount Maunganui Beach, Mount Maunganui
2. Oriental Bay, Wellington
3. Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia
4. Kaiteriteri Beach, Kaiteriteri
5. Piha Beach, Piha
6. Tunnel Beach, Dunedin
7. Ohope Beach, Whakatane
8. Orewa Beach, Orewa
9. Whangamata Beach, Whangamata
10. Ocean Beach, Whangarei

– Rotorua Daily Post