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Next 8 Events in Mercury Bay

Abbey Road - Beatles Tribute Show
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New Zealand's Beatles Tribute Show - Abbey Road, will be performing at the Mercury...
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October 25, 2020 - 7:00pm
Variety Gospel Concert
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The Whitianga Baptist Church is hosting Nicky Moran this Labour Weekend at the Sun...
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October 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Coastguard Boating Education Courses Whitianga
To ensure your safety and enjoyment at sea, Coastguard Boating Education provides ...
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October 31, 2020 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Halloween Trick or Treating Friendly Houses
Dress up in your best Halloween outfit and join the trick or treaters Halloween in...
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October 31, 2020 - 4:00pm
American Muscle Car Meeting - Classic Cars Whitianga
Bring along your old and new American cars, trucks and motorcycles for a great Ame...
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November 01, 2020 - 11:00am
Hahei First Sunday Open Studios
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During October, November and December, four Hahei artists are opening their studio...
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November 01, 2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Driver Refresher Course
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If you are aged over 60 and would like a refresher to update your knowledge then c...
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November 06, 2020 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Whitianga Gun Club - Business House Competition
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Get your workmates together and enter a team in the Business House Competition at ...
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November 07, 2020 - 9:30am

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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The French Fig Cafe
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm Open now
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Bachcare

Bachcare

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Laser Plumbing Whitianga

Laser Plumbing Whitianga

Plumbers, Gas Fitters & Drainlayers
Fagans Flooring Xtra
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Fagans Flooring Xtra

Decorating Supplies
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The Cut Hut
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The Cut Hut

Hairdressers
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Peninsula Small Engines
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Peninsula Small Engines

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Dino's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Open now
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Saby's Kitchen

Saby's Kitchen

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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Closed now
Coastal Refrigeration
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Coastal Refrigeration

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Coromandel Getaways

Coromandel Getaways

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The House of Chang Thai
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Closed now
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Whiti Village Markets

Whiti Village Markets

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Computer Freeks

Computer Freeks

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Buffalo Beach Four Square
6:45 am - 8:00 pm Open now
Waka Tours
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Waka Tours

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