Story: Holidays

Waihī Beach, about 1925

Waihī Beach, about 1925

The growth in car ownership in the 1920s made it possible for people to reach less accessible holiday spots more easily. Waihī Beach in the Bay of Plenty was one such place. In 1925 it was a popular camping destination for motorists, as this photograph shows.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Holidays - Holidays away from home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013