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    In The Heart of The Coromandel NZ

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  • Whitianga

    In The Heart of The Coromandel NZ

    Explore

  • Whitianga

    In The Heart of The Coromandel NZ

    Explore

  • Whitianga

    In The Heart of The Coromandel NZ

    Explore

  • Whitianga

    In The Heart of The Coromandel NZ

    Explore

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Explore Whitianga

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

Whitianga business, community and event listings.
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A1 Whitianga Towing
Automotive & Mechanics

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AA Automobile Association Agent
Need a tow truck? A1 Whitianga Towing can help you get your car to a place of repair of YOUR choice. 
Admiralty Lodge Whitianga Accommodation
Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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Whitiangas' only Five Star Motel!
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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WINTER SALE ON NOW
agnes + annabel fashion boutique in Whitianga, stocking clothes, jewellery, bags, eyewear and gifts from some of New Zealand's top designers including Karen Walker, Juliette Hogan, Deadly Ponies, Lonely,...
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Restaurants & Bars

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

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Book direct for genuine discounts
Albert No 6 is a Budget Motel Accommodation situated in the main street of Whitianga catering for single travelers, backpackers, families or groups.
Jetty & Pontoon designed and manufactured by Alipro Engineering
Engineering

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Walkways & Waterway Pontoons
Alipro Engineering Ltd specialise supplying and fitting quality pontoons for waterway properties. Alipro "The Aluminium Professionals" with more than 20 years experience. If you have a poontoon that...
All About Whitianga
Advertising & Promotion
For advertising in Whitianga and the entire Greater Mercury Bay Area, listing your business on the All About Whitianga website provides outstanding value for money. Team up with All...
Animal Rehoming Fund
Welfare Organisations
The Animal Rehoming Fund helps to rehome stray and abandoned animals in Mercury Bay
Annual Poppy Appeal Day
Parades & Community Events

Event Info

Event Date
April 20, 2018
The annual Poppy Appeal raises funds for the RSA's support services to war veterans and the ex-service community. Poppy Appeal collectors will be in Albert Street ...
ANZAC day dawn service Whitianga Soldiers Memorial Reserve
Parades & Community Events

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Event Date
April 25, 2018
The ANZAC day dawn service in Whitianga will be held at Soldiers Memorial Park.  
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Welfare Organisations
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
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!
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...
Banana Boat Whitianga
Activities – Things To Do

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Best Value Cathedral Cove Tour!
The Banana Boat offers the best value family fun on the water in Whitianga. We cater for all ages, all confidence levels from thrill seeker rides, kiddy cruises...
Baptist Church Whitianga
Churches
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
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...
Variety of slices Bay Bakery Whitianga
Take Aways & Bakery

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Fresh bakery food daily!
Call into Bay Bakery for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea for great bakery food and plenty of variety right in the heart of Whitianga. Takeaway or sit...
Bay Project Services Whitianga Project Manager
Builders
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 in the building...
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Real Estate

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More Rental Properties Needed Now
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.
2 Bedroom apartment Beachside Resort Whitianga
Apartments and Resorts

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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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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
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
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,...
Kitchen roller blind from Blinds Whitianga
Decorating Supplies

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Roller & Roman Blind Specialists
We are your local specialists for made to measure quality roller blinds and roman blinds. Providing stylish, functional and affordable blinds for you. Contact our team...
Porta loo hireage septic tank and water tank cleaning Whitianga
Property Maintenance

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Call for a free quote
Call Bob's Takeaways - we specialise in cleaning septic tanks, water tanks and grease traps. We have porta loos for hire for weddings, parties, camping holidays or for those...
Bread and Butter Gallery Fine Art Whitianga Local and National Artists and Exhibitions
Art, Gifts & Souvenirs
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
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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Warm up! Kindling & firewood in stock
Buffalo Beach Four Square Whitianga has everything you need for home and holidays - groceries, bread & milk, chilled & frozen foods, bait, kindling & firewood, party & salt...
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Painters & Decorators

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Painting and Wallpaper Specialist
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
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
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

Event Info

Event Date
November 01, 2019
Finish Date
November 30, 2019
A series of formal and informal events will be held in Whitianga, the Mercury Bay and throughout the Coromandel Peninsula area to celebrate the historic 250th anniversary. ...
Cassa Homes Whitianga
Builders

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Visit our website to see what we offer!
Cassa Homes aims to offer you a quality yet affordable alternative to traditional brick and tile dwellings. We have smart designs that use time proven materials and floor plans...
Catch Charters Whitianga New Zealand
Activities – Things To Do

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Casuals accepted on half day trips
Join owner/skipper Garry Buchanan on Da Rottie, a White Pointer 850 purpose built fishing vessel. Da Rottie is well set up for fishing and diving including a few home...
Cathedral Cove Scenic Boat tours Whitianga
Activities – Things To Do

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Scenic and Private Boat Charters
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
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
CENTENNIAL ELECTRONICS - Your One Stop Repair Shop. We Repair : TELEVISION ...
Central Vacuum Systems
Building Supplies & Services

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Central Vacuum System Specialists
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
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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Timeless Seasonal Fashion
Chapter Clothing fashion store offers you quality garments with the latest seasonal ladies fashion from favorite clothing styles and brands including Bay Road Merinos, Blackstone, Ebony, Mac Jays, Essence...
Charlies - The Workshop
Automotive & Mechanics
Charlies workshop - the workshop for full automotive mechanical repairs and services centrally located in Whitianga.
Landscaping, Tree Works
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...
Civic Video Whitianga movie and dvd rental
Activities – Things To Do

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Latest DVDs & Blu Ray Releases
Civic Video Store Whitianga has a wide selection of movies and games titles to entertain your whole family. Whether you want to watch an action thriller, family movie, drama...
Coastal Campers - Motorhome Hire
Getting Around

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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
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
* 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
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
Whether we’re repairing or setting up new infrastructure, our focus is on the result. Invariably that means devising a solution that not just works, but makes your computer systems...
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Electricians

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Smart Home Automation Specialist
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 For Lease
The friendly staff at Container It Self Storage Whitianga can assist you with simple and convenient secure storage solutions. 
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