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Whitianga, the fastest growing town on the Coromandel Peninsula is ever popular with tourists and attracting more people wanting to enjoy an idyllic work-play lifestyle.

If you're touring around the Coromandel Peninsula, you're likely to discover the beautiful seaside town of Whitianga with it's long safe swimming beaches and waterways. Tourists seeking out hot pools on neighbouring Hot Water Beach and the beautiful scenery of Cathedral Cove often come to Whitianga for shopping, relaxing, dining and a multitude of tours and activities available year round.

Whitianga Mercury Bay

All About Whitianga

How to get there

By car

  • You can get to Whitianga by car following SH25.
  • By ferry from Mercury Bay South (Flaxmill Bay, Cooks Beach, Hahei and Hot Water Beach). Catch the Ferry from Ferry Landing to Whitianga Wharf. This is a short ferry ride and Whitianga Wharf is centrally located in Whitianga township.

Other transport

See the Getting Around Guide for a range of options.

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Things to do for the kids

The playground at the Esplanade Reserve beside the wharf is magic. It has a glorious water view and is close to cafes to grab a take away latte. Enjoy while the kids have fun on the play ship called the Jolly Roger, swings and the spider web climbing frame. Also see our Activities for Kids Guide for a range of options.

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Where to grab a bite

See below or view our Restaurant and Bar Guide for a wide range of casual and formal dining options.

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Places to stay

See below or check out accommodation options in our Accommodation Guide.

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Shopping

See below or view our Local Information Guide.

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Must Do's

  • Enjoy a walk along Buffalo Beach.
  • Find a prime spot at one of Whitianga’s restaurants to enjoy a beverage while watching the sunset.
  • Whitianga offers an amazing range of activities and adventures in beautiful natural settings.

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Boat Ramps

  • Public Boat Ramp, The Esplanade - pontoon on site (trailer boat parking permit fee).
  • Public Boat Ramp, Robinson Road- note tidal dependant.
  • Dundas Street - note tidal dependant.
  • Whitianga Marina- pontoon on site contact Marina for fees.
  • Check Whitianga Tides for this month.

Must Do's

Fish and chips on Buffalo Beach.

Public Toilets

  • Northern Reclamation, The Esplanade.
  • Wharf Toilets, The Esplanade.
  • Soldiers memorial Park, Blacksmith Lane.
  • Main Beach Toilets, Buffalo Beach Road.
  • Hilton Park, Arthur Street (for sports events only).
  • Mercury Bay Sports Parks, Moewai Park Road.

More About Whitianga

The township bustles during summer and maintains its vibe throughout the year with a growing number of events being attracted to town. The Scallop Festival is the keystone of these attracting thousands to taste the local delicacy. Whitianga has a lovely calm bay and beach that is ideal for young families and safe for swimming for much of the year. Some visitors come to stay for a while and some remain for a lifetime.

A visit to Ferry Landing wharf, the oldest working wharf in the southern hemisphere is a short ferry ride from Whitianga Wharf, and provides easy access to Whitianga Rock, an ancient Maori pa site.

For visitors who have not returned to Whitianga in a while, the reaction is usually the same. "Whitianga has changed a lot". The town's population of 4368 residents grew by 16 per cent since the previous census in 2006 with the addition of 600 residents compared to seven years ago. The Coromandel District has a resident population of 26,178. The Mercury Bay Area School role is steadily increasing with over 900 students enrolled as new families come to settle in Mercury Bay – Te Whanganui a Hei .

The Whitianga community proudly supports hundreds of local community volunteer organisations so there is no shortage of activities for individuals and families to get involved in!

Whitianga Local Info

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Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run and Walk
Sport

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Event Info

Event Date
May 14, 2017

Bookings

A special event for Mother's Day for you to grab your family and friends and take part in the Jennian Homes Mother's Day 5km fun run, roll or stroll...
A1 Whitianga Towing
Automotive & Mechanics

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Need a tow truck? A1 Whitianga Towing can help you get your car to a place of repair of YOUR choice. Accept Most Cards
Admiralty Lodge Whitianga Accommodation
Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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Whitiangas' only Five Star Motel!

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Admiralty Lodge is a five star Qualmark rated Motel in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. Beautiful sea views across Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach.
Agnes & Annabel Fashion Accessories and Gifts Whitianga
Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories

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Open Every Day at 10:30am

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agnes + annabel fashion boutique in Whitianga, stocking clothes, jewellery, bags and accessories from some of New Zealand's top designers such as Karen Walker, Juliette Hogan, Deadly Ponies and...
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Restaurants & Bars

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Located on the waterfront!

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Al Camino Enigma restaurant offers delicious authentic Greek and Italian dishes for you to choose from in a relaxed setting on the waterfront. We invite you to relax, enjoy...
Albert Number 6 Motel Whitianga
Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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Book direct for genuine discounts

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Albert No 6 is a Budget Motel Accommodation situated in the main street of Whitianga catering for single travelers, backpackers, families or groups. Just a stroll down...
Boat designed and manufactured by Alipro Engineering Whitianga
Engineering

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Alipro Engineering Ltd can help you with all steel, stainless and aluminium fabrication. Alipro "The Aluminium Professionals" with more than 20 years experience. If you have a project you need...
All About Whitianga
Advertising & Promotion

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The team working on the All About Whitianga website collectively posess top level skills in sales, marketing and advertising with backgrounds in these areas spanning decades. We invite you...
Animal Rehoming Fund
Welfare Organisations

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The Animal Rehoming Fund helps to rehome stray and abandoned animals in Mercury Bay
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Welfare Organisations

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Artists in The Making is a support group for people with a disability, both men and women, in Whitianga and surrounding districts.
Associated Business Services
Business, Financial & Legal

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Accounting & Business Services

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Our experienced team offer a full range of business, accounting and tax services for businesses and individual clients. With our proven expertise and experience in the commercial and...
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Builders

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Small projects building specialist!

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Need to get a deck or fence erected, or do you have a small building project that you want to have done? Give Bram Wigglesworth of B-Row Projects...
Baptist Church Whitianga
Churches

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The Baptist Church in Whitianga is part of a network of 240 Baptist Churches throughout New Zealand.
Mercury Bay Barber Whitianga
Hair Beauty Salons & Spas

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No Appointment Required

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The Barber Shop in Whitianga has been a feature on Monk Street since 1992. We are a specialist "Unisex" Cutting Salon with only Senior Stylists who will personally create...
Bay Bakery Pies Coffee Sandwiches Whitianga
Take Aways & Bakery

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Freshly baked food daily!

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Call into Bay Bakery for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea for great food and plenty of variety. The Bay Bakery in beautiful Whitianga providing the best service,...
Bay Project Services Whitianga Project Manager
Builders

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My Company, Bay Project Services Ltd specialises in the Project Management of Construction for Industrial, Commercial and Residential buildings. A qualified tradesman with 44 years experience...
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Real Estate

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Bayleys Real Estate Rental properties Chloe Cater- Bayleys Whitianga Property Manager. I have pre-approved tenants waiting to move in. More rental properties needed now. ...
Beach Hop coming to Whitianga 2016!
Festivals & Lifestyle

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Event Info

Event Date
March 23, 2017
Beach Hop is coming to Whitianga for the Repco Beach Party. Don't miss the great vibe when over 600 classic cars are expected to come into the town...
Beachside Resort Apartments Whitianga
Apartments and Resorts

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Bookings

Beachside Resort Whitianga Apartments are just three minutes walk into the Whitianga township, where you will find plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops. Only one minute walk to Buffalo...
Beachside Resort Whitianga Motel
Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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Bookings

Beachside Resort Whitianga offers lovely one bedroom self-contained motel apartments at competitive rates. Just a three minute stroll to Whitianga's main street and only a minute to the beautiful...
Bella Cattery Whitianga
Animals, Pets, Vets

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Bella Cattery offers your cat a home away from home situated just on the out skirts of town and has that country feel. You are welcome to come and...
Blackjack Surf
Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories

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Blackjack Surf in Whitianga stocks the latest surf and skate swimwear and streetwear from the best brands in New Zealand – Ripcurl, Quicksilver, Billabong, Volcom, Element, Metal Mulisha, RPM,...
Porta loo hireage septic tank and water tank cleaning Whitianga
Property Maintenance

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Call Bob's Takeaways we specialise in cleaning septic tanks, water tanks and grease traps. We have porta loos for hire for weddings, parties or for those extra guests. ...
Bread and Butter Gallery Fine Art Whitianga Local and National Artists and Exhibitions
Art, Gifts & Souvenirs

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Bread & Butter Gallery offers a discerning selection of fine art from local and national artists. We hand select one off exquisite handmade art pieces from local, emerging and...
Buddhism Nichiren Diashonin Whitianga
Churches

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Buddhism Nichiren Diashonin Whitianga is based on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra.
Buffalo Beach Four Square Whitianga
Food Liquor Groceries

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From Sun 12 Feb, 6.45 - 8pm daily

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Buffalo Beach Four Square Whitianga has everything you need for home and holidays - groceries, chilled & frozen foods, bait, party & salt ice, beer, wine, water & soft...
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Painters & Decorators

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Painting and Wallpaper Specialist

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For all your painting & decorating needs, or for advice contact Andrew at C & A Decorators. Andrew has over 30 years experience in the painting and...
C3 Church Whitianga
Churches

Location

Join C3 Church in Whitianga on Sunday at a service or during the week at a connect group meeting to share in programs and activities.
Cafe Nina Whitianga
Cafes

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Delicious menu & fresh cabinet food

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Cafe Nina, known to many Whitianga locals as Ninas, is a relaxed and funky cafe, situated right in the centre of Whitianga. Come and take some time out in...
Portrait of Captain James Cook
Arts & Culture

Location

Event Info

Event Date
November 01, 2019
Finish Date
November 30, 2019
A series of formal and informal events will be held in Whitianga and the Mercury Bay area to celebrate the historic 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's visit to...
Cassa Homes Whitianga
Builders

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Visit our website to see what we offer!

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Cassa Construction was founded in 2009 by Andre and Cedah Mayo. Director, Andre Mayo, has been building for over 12 years, finishing his apprenticeship in early 2007 to become...
Catch Charters Whitianga New Zealand
Activities – Things To Do

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Casuals accepted on half day trips

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Join owner/skipper Garry Buchanan on Da Rottie, a White Pointer 850. Da Rottie is well set up for fishing and diving including a few home comforts such as an...
Cathedral Cove Scenic Boat tours Whitianga
Activities – Things To Do

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Scenic and Private Boat Charters

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Cruise the magic scenery of the Cathedral Cove coast. Visit blow holes and the captivating geology of the Coromandel coast. Sit in the magnificent Orua Cave and view the...
Cathedral Cove Shuttle
Getting Around

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Shuttle, dial a driver, tours & transfer

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Bookings

Cathedral Cove Shuttles is a convenient transport passenger shuttle service on request for locals, tourists and backpackers. We can assist you with transfers to and from the Whitianga Ferry...
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Electronic & Computer Repairs

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CENTENNIAL ELECTRONICS - Your One Stop Repair Shop. We Repair : TELEVISION ...
Central Vacuum Systems
Building Supplies & Services

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Central Vacuum System Specialists

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We offer a full range of Central Vacuum Systems, accessories and services for both new and existing homes, offices and apartment buildings.
Centre Island Trucking Whitianga
Trucking & Cartage

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We specialise in top soil cartage

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Centre Island Trucking has a range of trucking services - from general cartage including refrigerated cartage, topsoil sales and delivery to truck hire. Call us for...
Chapter Clothing
Fashion, Jewellery & Accessories

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fashion for Men and Women

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After 27 years in the industry Barbara has now retired and La Baia has a new name "Chapter Clothing" and owner; with Anna (Barbara's youngest daughter) at the helm....
Charlies - The Workshop
Automotive & Mechanics

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Charlies workshop - the workshop for full automotive mechanical repairs and services centrally located in Whitianga. Our aim is to provide you with a fast, efficient and cost effective...
Landscaping, Tree Works

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Chops Landscaping Design and Maintenance we provide a full landscaping service from landscape design, hard and soft landscape construction and garden maintenance. We can provide a free quote to...
Coastal Campers - Motorhome Hire
Getting Around

Location

Bookings

If you’re looking for a motorhome to hire and you need one at a great price with a daily rate that includes everything then give the friendly team at...
Coastal Refrigeration Whitianga show room
Heat Pumps / Refrigeration

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Call Coastal Refrigeration for all your domestic or commercial refrigeration needs. We sell and install new Fujitsu heat pumps and service all the different makes and models. Our new...
Coastal Signs Whitianga
Advertising & Promotion

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* Full colour wide format digital prints * Vehicle graphics * Boat names and graphics * Footpath signs * Shop or business signage * Business cards, flyers and brochures...
Coastside Plan Render
Builders

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House & land packages

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Coastside Homes is a building company that builds simple decks right through to high end projects, taking the same amount of care on each project with equal measures of...
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Electronic & Computer Repairs

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Computer Sales and Repairs

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We are based in Whitianga and conveniently located in the middle of town and we service the entire Coromandel Peninsula. We provide a broad range of computer repair and...
Connected Electrical
Electricians

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Smart Home Automation Specialist

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Connected Electrical is your local Whitianga electrician that provides anything from general electrical services and maintenance, to cutting edge automation at your home or office.
Container It Self Storage Whitianga
Self Storage

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New Containers & Large Shed For Lease

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The friendly staff at Container It Self Storage Whitianga can assist you with simple and convenient storage solutions. We have clean dry containers in a range of sizes...
Coromandel Cleaning Services
Property Maintenance

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Agents for Diamond Fusion easyCLEAN

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Coromandel Cleaning Services offers professional commercial and domestic cleaning services. We cover the East coast of the Coromandel Peninsula give us a call for a free estimate...
Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd
Kitchens & Wardrobes

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Coromandel Kitchens is a company which produces individually designed kitchens, bathroom vanities, wardrobe and media cabinetry for your home to the highest quality with a personal friendly service throughout....
Coromandel Peninsula Building Inspections
Building Inspections

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Your local building inspections expert

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Coromandel Peninsula Building Inspections provides comprehensive builders reports which are undertaken by a local building professional. We pride ourselves in not just ticking boxes – we provide...
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