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Kat Neilson-Jones
August 09, 2022
From August 2022, Thames Coromandel District Council (TCDC) boat ramp and trailer ...
Cathy Klouwens
August 03, 2022
We've got an awesome prize to share from the professional team at Whitianga's Over...
Kat Neilson-Jones
July 27, 2022
The team at Greenstone Entertainment are super-excited that the Whitianga Summer C...
Cathy Klouwens
August 02, 2022
Pre sale, general and a limited number of discounted local tickets will be availab...
Kat Neilson-Jones
July 26, 2022
Over fifty percent of the ratepayers in the Thames Coromandel District are not per...
Cathy Klouwens
July 22, 2022
Wild Wood Mini Golf Whitianga is the confirmed venue for the New Zealand Mini Golf...
Kat Neilson-Jones
July 19, 2022
The Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust is calling for new artists to join the Mercury Ba...
Cathy Klouwens
July 22, 2022
Wild Wood Mini Golf Whitianga has secured the eighth spot as part of the New Zeala...
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About Whitianga

Whitianga offers an amazing range of activities and adventures for couples, families and friends to enjoy a wonderful beachside holiday in beautiful natural surrounds.

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Restaurants & Bars

Deliciously fresh local dishes with a choice of relaxed, intimate and fun surroundings or enjoy classic fish and chips takeaways on the beach.

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Accommodation options range from cheap to luxury accommodation on beautiful beaches and bush settings – it's all here in Whitianga.

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Things to Do

Explore Cathedral Cove by boat or kayak and make your way to Hot Water Beach at low tide for a dip in natural hot springs or get into the Coromandel ranges.

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Things To Do With Your Kids

If you're looking for things to do with your kids in Whitianga, there are plenty of fun activities to keep the kids happy. There are loads of affordable activities in the Whitianga area for the whole family to enjoy plus check out our Whitianga Events Guide which has lots of ideas for the kids.

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Fishing & Diving

A major attraction of Mercury Bay is fishing for Snapper, Kingfish, Kahawai, Tuna and Marlin. If you want to know the best Whitianga fishing spots report directly to the experts.

Longshore Marine

Whitianga Sports

Epic Adventures

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Trades & Services

If you're in the Whitianga area and need boat repairs and servicing, building, maintenance or landscaping of your property, find local Whitianga trade professionals who service Mercury Bay and the Coromandel peninsula.

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The Mercury Bay Community

Mercury Bay has many volunteer organisations, council, government, emergency services and not for profit groups that service Whitianga and the Mercury Bay area of Coromandel.

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The Coromandel Peninsula is considered a desirable place to get married and local businesses have responded with services for weddings throughout the year.

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