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Explore Whenuakite

A country meeting place with a heart of gold.

Whenuakite is a small popular rural community on State Highway 25 with one of the longest rivers in the Coromandel Peninsula running through its boundaries. Whenuakite offers a unique country hospitality that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

All About Whenuakite

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How to get there

By car

  • Whenuakite is located on State Highway 25 and is 25.5 kilometres from Whitianga and 14.8 kilometres from Tairua.

Other transport

See the Getting Around Guide for a range of options.

Things to do for the kids

The old Coroglen sale yard reserve is a great place to have a picnic and take a quick dip in the river. For some beach fun, Hot Water Beach, Hahei and Cooks Beach are not far away.

Where to grab a bite and drink

Colenso Licensed Café has a menu packed full of fresh seasonal local produce – and it is set amongst a pretty orchard. See below for more information.

Places to stay

Check out a range of options in our Accommodation Guide.

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Grab a stunning piece of handcrafted pottery from Alan Rhodes pottery – bird baths to pasta bowls and more! See below for local services.

Must Do's

  • Visit the annual Cooks Beach Summer Gala which is a fundraiser for the Whenuakite School and has an abundance of local craft on sale.

Local Tips

  • For those environmentalists at heart contact the Kiwis for Kiwi local care group working to protect the brown kiwi.

Public Toilets

  • The old Coroglen sale yards on State Highway 25 (8.2 kms from Whenuakite) have been turned into a park with a BBQ and public toilets.

More About Whenuakite

Whenuakite is often used as a meeting place for those linking up by car, bus or bike as they head to Whitianga, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Flaxmill Bay or Ferry Landing.

Central to this community is the Whenuakite Primary School, which was established in 1908 and has a role of over 120 for years 1-8.

Whenuakite Local Info

Whenuakite business, community and event listings.
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Walker Electrotec Ltd

For your electrical work at the bach, the farm, commercial and industrial or building and renovating we are the ...
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed now
Our arborists and staff are qualified and fully trained to provide the highest level of service in all tree work...
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed now

Colenso Cafe

An iconic country cafe and gift shop set in a relaxing country environment with al fresco seating among mandarin...
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed now
  • Deliveries
  • Takeaways to collect

Colenso Licensed Cafe

Venues – Weddings & Functions
Colenso House and Licensed Cafe provide a perfect venue that can cater for functions, weddings, birthday and spe...
Hot Water Brewing Company Restaurant, Bar and Brewery is where you can relax with friends and family to enjoy so...
Closed now

Whenuakite Kiwi Care

Environment & Conservation
Whenuakite Kiwi Care group works across 4000 ha of private and conservation land to care for kiwi and their habi...

Whenuakite School

State Schools
Whenuakite School is a U3 School with between 120 and 140 pupils, Years 1 to 8. The school has a staffing entitl...
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