• Whitianga

    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.

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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
Need a tow truck? A1 Whitianga Towing can help you get your car to a place of repair of YOUR choice. 
A2BSigns - Whitianga (Formerly Whitianga Signs)
Advertising & Promotion
Making you look good! - A2B Signs is your mobile solution for printing, signage and display solutions in the Coromandel Peninsula. Our experienced team offer a huge range...
Admiralty Lodge views to the Mercury Bay
Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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Admiralty Lodge is a five star Qualmark rated Motel in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. Exceptional sea views across Mercury Bay and Buffalo Beach.
Al Camino Enigma - Pizza - Pasta - Gyros
Restaurants & Bars
Al Camino Enigma restaurant offers delicious authentic Greek and Italian dishes for you to choose from in a relaxed setting on the waterfront.
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Motel & Lodge Accommodation

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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
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 pontoon that...
All About Whitianga Advertising
Advertising & Promotion
Cost effective business advertising that gets you noticed by local consumers and tourists actively seeking products and services in Whitianga and the wider Coromandel Peninsula. Join us on...
American Muscle Car Meeting - Classic Cars Whitianga
Sport & Recreation

Event Info

December 08, 2019
Bring along your old and new American cars, trucks and motorcycles for a great American Muscle line up! All spectators are also welcome to come and check out the...
American Muscle Whitianga
Car Clubs
Callling all American Muscle car and bike enthusiasts to join our friendly social local club!
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

April 24, 2020
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

Event Info

April 27, 2020
The ANZAC day dawn service in Whitianga will be held at Soldiers Memorial Park.  
Aquilo Gola Whitianga and Coromandel Peninsula outdoor awning systems and shads
Shades & Awnings
Enclose your outdoor space with our stylish and quality Ziptrak® Outdoor Blind or aluminium AquiloGola outdoor awning system. Perfect for your patio, deck, BBQ area or backyard space. ...
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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
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...
Bachcare
Rentals & Property Managers
Bachcare is one of New Zealand’s best performing holiday home rental websites. Get in touch to discuss how we can help manage your Coromandel Peninsula holiday home today. ...
Bachcare Accommodation Bay View Escape Whitianga
Holiday Homes
Bachcare are New Zealand’s leading short term rental management company, managing nearly 2,000 pre-serviced holiday homes throughout the country.
Banana Boat Whitianga
Things To Do
The Banana Boat offers the best value family fun on the water in Whitianga. We cater for all ages, individuals or groups and all confidence levels from...
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
We are a specialist "Unisex" Cutting Salon with only Senior Stylists who will personally create and maintain your hairstyle. Beard or fringe trims from $5 and cuts $40 for...
Barrier Reef Pools Coromandel Peninsula
Swimming Pools
Chops Landscaping are the exclusive agents for Barrier Reef Pools and can assist you with a complete pool installation and landscaping service to suit your needs.
Bay Project Services Ltd Whitianga Waterways Canal front home
Builders
If you are planning to build contact Bay Project Services Ltd. Our team specialises in the Project Management of construction for industrial, commercial and residential buildings in and around...
Bayleys Real Estate Whitianga – Rental Properties
Rentals & Property Managers
Bayleys Real Estate Rental properties Robyn Turner- Bayleys Whitianga Property Manager. For property management and homes to rent in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay area contact...
Beach Realty Whitianga
Real Estate Agents
For anything to do with Whitianga real estate contact your local specialist real estate agents Marlene Nash and Carolyn Vermeer.
Beachside Resort Apartments 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...
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