• 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.

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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Coastal Concreting
Concrete Services

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Concrete Specialists
Coastal Concreting and Superior Floors LTD are concrete specialists in Whitianga who can provide you with all of your concreting requirements in the Mercury Bay area. ...
Coastal Refrigeration
Heat Pumps / Refrigeration

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Refrigeration & Fujitsu Specialist
Call Coastal Refrigeration for all your refrigeration needs. We sell, install and service new Fujitsu heat pumps. Our show room has a good selection of appliances for sale. ...
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Advertising & Promotion

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Print Design, Manufacture & Installation
Need a sign writer or assistance with a print job on the Coromandel Peninsula? Coastal Signs in Whitianga pride themselves on their ability to produce high quality print and...
Coastline Pool and Spa Ltd (Spa International Ltd) Whitianga and Coromandel Peninsula
Swimming Pools

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For all of your pool & spa needs
The team at Coastline Pool & Spa can help you with all your swimming pool or spa pool needs.
Coastside Homes
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. 
Coromandel Charity Cruise 2019
Sport & Recreation

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Event Date
March 16, 2019
Finish Date
March 17, 2019
Coromandel Charity Cruise is a special event for car owners and car lovers to assist in raising money for local charities. Enter your car to cruise the Coromandel...
Coromandel Cleaning and Property Services
Property Maintenance

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Window cleaning specialists!
Coromandel Cleaning Services offers professional commercial and domestic cleaning services. We cover the East coast of the Coromandel Peninsula give us a call for a free estimate...
Coromandel Getaways Holiday Home Rentals
Rentals & Property Managers

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Holiday Home Rental Property Management
List your holiday home rental property with Coromandel Getaways which is a local experienced holiday property management company based in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. 
Coromandel Kitchens 2016 Ltd
Kitchens & Wardrobes
Coromandel Kitchens manufacture top quality cabinetry to suit a range of budgets for homes throughout the Coromandel Peninsula. We produce quality cabinetry including individually designed kitchens, bathroom vanities, wardrobe...
Coromandel Peninsula Art and Craft Fair 2017
Arts & Culture

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Venue
Whitianga Town Hall
Event Date
July 13, 2019
Visit this special art fair in Whitianga to view and purchase some quality hand made Coromandel arts and crafts. 
Coromandel Peninsula Building Inspections
Building Inspections

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Your local building inspections expert
Coromandel Peninsula Building Inspections provides comprehensive builders reports which are undertaken by a local building professional. We pride ourselves in not just ticking boxes – we provide...
Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust based in Whitianga
Emergency Services
The Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Trust was established to develop and support the permanent helicopter base and crew for the Whitianga Rescue Helicopter.
Coromandel's More FM
Advertising & Promotion
Coromandel's More Fm Peninsula News Network - today's local news.
Countdown Whitianga
Food Liquor Groceries

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Online Shopping & Click 'n' Collect
Countdown Whitianga is located on Joan Gaskell Dr directly opposite The Warehouse and a short walk from the centre of town. We offer a large selection of fresh produce,...
Award winning Cove Construction Builders Whitianga
Builders

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Building Sensational Homes
From project conception to handover, Cove Construction is able to provide planning, development and construction services. Our friendly profesional team ensure the final product is delivered in the most...
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Creative Fuel Design

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Website Designers

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Websites, brands and campaigns
Creative Fuel is a full service design company based in Whitianga on the Coromandel. We can assist you with website, logo, brands, print design and advertising campaigns. ...
Creative Mercury Bay
Arts & Culture Groups
Creative Mercury Bay is a charitable trust that aims to facilitate, foster, celebrate and advocate for the arts, in all their forms in the Mercury Bay Community. ...
Crossroads Encounter Fellowship Whitianga
Churches
The Crossroads Encounter Fellowship in Whitianga is passionate about worship and provides a vibrant, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Crows Nest Apartments
Apartments and Resorts

Secure Online Bookings

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4.5 Star Central & Sea Views
The Crow's Nest Apartments offers you spacious luxury holiday accommodation right in the heart of the Whitianga township just 50 metres from the beach, shops, restaurants and cafes. ...
Mercury Bay Cancer Support Group Daffodil Day Fundraising for Cancer Support
Parades & Community Events

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Event Date
August 30, 2019
Show your support by donating to the annual Daffodil Day collection to assist individuals and families in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay who are affected by cancer. ...
Bespoke Dimax Kitchens & Interior Joinery
Kitchens & Wardrobes

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Design - Manufacture - Install
At Dimax Interiors we don't offer an off the shelf solution, our kitchens and interior joinery are bespoke in order to blend with your unique home and dreams. ...
Dino's Pizza Pasta Restaurant
Restaurants & Bars

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Dine in or get a delivery!
Dino's Pizza and Pasta Restaurant offers takeaways or dine in for a casual relaxed family atmosphere. Our friendly staff can help you choose from our menu which offers a...
DLM Construction 10 Topping Place Whitianga Waterways
Builders

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House and Land Packages Available
Our team at DLM Construction are building specialists skilled in quality construction, modern design and project management of residential new builds, addition and alteration projects.
Dmitri Kotelevski Wedding Photography
Weddings & Functions
We don’t remember days, but we do remember moments. Some of the most beautiful wedding portraits are taken when you are not even posing, you may not be aware...
Docktronics Whitianga Electrician
Electricians
Docktronics Electrical Services have over 30 years of experience with our trusted registered electrician servicing the Whitianga area since 2006. 
Doors 2000 Coromandel
Windows & Doors
At Doors 2000 we have a large range of garage doors - from sectional doors to roller doors. Whether you would like cedar or through to architectual doors modern...
Dyer Construction
Builders

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Specialising in new architectural builds
Contact the Dyer Construction team who specialise in quality new house builds, commercial building projects and large architectural alterations. 
East Coast Automotive
Automotive & Mechanics

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Automotive, motorbikes and tyres
East Coast Automotive and Coastal Tyres is your local garage with a professional team who are focused on delivering great service for your car, motorbike or light commercial vehicle....
Eco Plumbing & Heating Solutions
Plumbers, Gas & Drainage

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We Also Install Showers!
Eco Plumbing and Heating Solutions has over 22 years of plumbing experience and is available to assist in Whitianga and across the Coromandel Peninsula with your general and specialist...
En Pointe Dance Studio
Education / Training

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Adult & Children's Dance Classes
En Pointe Dance studio provides a range of dance classes including ballet, tap, hip hop, urban dance, contemporary, lyrical, zumba and acro-dance from pre-school aged through to adult dance...
Enigma on The Esplanade Restaurant
Weddings & Functions

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Beautiful waterfront views
Let the team at Al Caminos Enigma assist you with the perfect venue and catering for your special group function. 
Epic Fishing Charter Adventures
Things To Do

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Book an Epic Fishing Trip!
With three custom sports fishing boats, the best electronics, top guides and the best fishing gear, Epic Adventures fishing charters are widely recognized as the go-to Coromandel fishing charter....
Epoch Antiques & Floristry
Art, Gifts & Souvenirs

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Antiques, collectables curios & flowers
Epoch Antiques and Floristry is a local family run business right in the heart of Whitianga. Our love is for all things Deco but our stock covers all generations...
Epoch Whitianga Florists, Flowers & Floristry (same day delivery 7 days a week)
Flowers & Florists

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Gift Baskets/Boxes & Terraruims
For same day flower delivery Whitianga's only Florist shop, Epoch Whitianga Florists can be found at 25a Albert St in Whitianga, the premises are shared with Epoch Antiques. ...
Fagans Flooring Xtra Whitianga
Decorating Supplies

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Flooring, Paint/Supplies, Drapes/Blinds
Your interior design store with expert knowledgeable staff for all your flooring and window dressing needs. 
Fagans Furniture, Beds and Homeware
Furniture and Homeware

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Outdoor Furniture Pop Up Store Open
Fagan's Furniture has a large selection of quality brand-name furniture for you to view at their Albert Street showroom in the heart of Whitianga. There is new stock...
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Things To Do

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Individual & Group Bookings
Book your next fishing adventure with our experienced team from $60 per person. We have fishing charters and tours for the whole family in and around Whitianga on the...
Frankies Sports Bar & Grill
Restaurants & Bars

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Live action sport on our big screens!
We are located right on Whitanga's mainstreet and offer our customers an extensive menu, dine in or takeaway, entertainment, free WIFI, TAB, pokies and live action sports on the...
Fun Zone Adventure  & Family Park Whitianga
Things To Do

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Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park is a great place for families, couples, groups and stag parties. Most activities are just $15 per person or a Triple Combo...
G.J. Gardner Homes
Builders

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New show home now open!
At G.J. Gardner Homes Thames/Coromandel, we would love the opportunity to build your new home and provide a memorable hassle free building experience. 
Garths Garden and Landscaping
Landscaping, Tree Works
Garth's Garden and Landscaping specialises in low maintenance bach and holiday home gardens. We can help you design your project and work with you right through to the...
Genealogy Afternoons At Mercury Bay Library
Arts & Culture

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Venue
Mercury Bay Library, Whitianga
Event Date
February 19, 2019
Experts from the local branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists can help you find out more about your family history and the heritage of the Mercury Bay...
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Electricians

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Solar Energy Specialist
If you need assistance with the design, supply and installation of a solar system to suit your needs contact Good Energy Ltd. Our team offers professional electrical and...
Grace O'Malley's Irish Inn
Restaurants & Bars

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Fantstic waterfront views by the park
Reserve your table to dine out in Whitianga with us for a tasty gastro style pub meal which is full of flavour and served to you by our friendly...
Welfare Organisations
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a charitable trust with support groups throughout New Zealand that offers support to Grandparents/kin raising their grandchildren/kin children on a full-time basis. ...
Welfare Organisations
Grey Power Federation - Whitianga and Mercury Bay area. The active organisation for those 50+
H&M Pascoe Boat Builders Ltd Whitianga, New Zealand
Marine Services & Boat Builders

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Specialists in boat & vessel maintenance
H&M Pascoe Boat Builders Ltd are specialists in boat repair and vessel maintenance servicing in Whitianga and the wider Mercury Bay area. We are a highly professional team that...
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