Attractions

Attractions

Attractions

Surrounded by beaches, rivers, native bush and a national marine reserve, the Whitianga region offers an amazing range of fun activities, attractions and adventures in beautiful natural settings.

If you love nature and the outdoors, the Coromandel is a perfect New Zealand destination with quiet unspoilt beaches, stunning walking tracks through native nikau palm groves, excellent fishing, diving, kayaking, boat tours and so many other adventure activities out on the water. Whitianga is also home to superb day spas and retreats for those wanting a more relaxed and chilled-out experience. Visit the award winning Mercury Bay Museum for insights into Whitianga's fascinating heritage and history of early navigation, discovery, maritime disasters, great explorers, fishing, and the eary kauri timber and dairy industries.

Nestled in the heart of Whitianga, the hot pools of The Lost Spring are surrounded by the tropical and native New Zealand bush. Recline in the shade of the trees, soak in the water and forget your world for a day. Relax in the pools and be waited on by our friendly staff. Wander through the crystal and amethyst caves and enjoy the abundant bird life in our lush gardens.

Read more: The Lost Spring Thermal Hot Pools

For everyone interested in tales of early navigation, discovery, maritime disasters, great explorers, early settlers, machinery or natural history. The Whitianga museum is housed in the original 1937 Dairy Factory is a great place to become absorbed in some of the fascinating history of Mercury Bay.

Read more: Mercury Bay Museum

Mill Creek Bird and Campervan Park is situated in a tranquil rural valley, our Bird & Animal Park and campground has lots to offer and we are only 10 minutes out of Whitianga. You really can spend a whole day here and never be bored!

Read more: Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

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