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Janine Appleby
June 27, 2022

Can you still drive with dementia?

Health & Wellbeing News
Janine Appleby, an advisor from Dementia Waikato, discusses dementia and driving. ...
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Cathy Klouwens
June 21, 2022
Volunteering New Zealand is recognising our volunteer stars as part of National Vo...
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Cathy Klouwens
June 16, 2022
You probably know someone who volunteers, or you are a volunteer yourself. The wee...
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Kat Neilson-Jones
June 13, 2022
Have you thought about hosting an international student? Mercury Bay Area School i...
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Cathy Klouwens
June 13, 2022
The Driving Creek Gallery will be home to an exhibition of works from three Coroma...
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All About Whitianga
June 09, 2022
Do you get your business from word of mouth referrals? Are you making the most of ...
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Kat Neilson-Jones
June 20, 2022
New Zealand has a new public holiday in June 2022 to celebrate Matariki. Are you u...
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Linda Chomondeley Smith
June 13, 2022
In this article Linda Cholmondeley Smith shares how to join the Coromandel Peninsu...
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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

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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Weddings

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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