• 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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Beachside Resort Whitianga
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...
Family fun Birdwood Springs Mini Putt Whitianga
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Birdwood Springs theme based mini putt course has eighteen fantastic putting holes to challenge your friends and family. Come and play today for some fun family entertainment in Whitianga!...
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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,...
Bob The Tree Man
Property Maintenance
Bob The Tree Man has over 30 years experience in tree and hedge maintenance, removal and garden related clean-up jobs. For expert advice and a professional, efficient service contact...
Porta loo hireage septic tank and water tank cleaning Whitianga
Property Maintenance
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...
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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.
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Food Liquor Groceries
Four Square Supermarket Whitianga has everything for your everyday and holiday needs with a range of groceries, fresh produce, meat, chilled beer and wines and a friendly local team....
Buzz Cutz Lawn Mowing & Maintenance Services
Property Maintenance
Buzz Cutz provides Lawn Mowing and Garden Maintenance services in and around Whitianga. Our team have the experience in providing clients with lawn mowing and selected garden care services...
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Painters & Decorators
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
C3 church exists to connect people to God. The church is full of people who have discovered an incredible richness of life by having a personal relationship with...
Cafe Nina Whitianga
Cafes
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...
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May 31, 2019
- February 29, 2020
A series of formal and informal events will be held in Whitianga, the Mercury Bay and throughout the Coromandel Peninsula area to celebrate this historic 250th anniversary. ...
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Builders
Contact the expert building team at Carswell Construction for a no obligation quote. They can assist you from the start of your commercial, new home build or renovation...
Cassa Homes Whitianga
Builders
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
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Join owner/skipper Mike Hanham and First Mate Karen on Da Rottie a White Pointer 850 purpose built fishing vessel. Da Rottie is well set up for fishing and...
Cathedral Cove Scenic Boat tours Whitianga
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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 Shuttles
Getting Around

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Cathedral Cove Shuttles is a convenient transport passenger shuttle service for locals, tourists, backpackers and door to door service. We provide transfers to and from the Whitianga Ferry Terminal...
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Real Estate Agents
Contact Catherine Williams at Ray White real estate for professional assistance to buy or sell a house or property in the Whitianga area. ...
Charlies - The Workshop
Automotive & Mechanics
Charlies Workshop - the workshop for your warrant of fitness, full automotive mechanical repairs and services centrally located in Whitianga.
Chique Decor and Little Darlings
Furniture and Homeware
Chique boutique store in the heart of Whitianga offers a sophisticated range of homewares, gifts, on trend stylish decor and gorgeous clothing and toys for babies and toddlers. ...
Chops Landscaping and pool area design Whitianga Coromandel Peninsula
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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...
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Furniture and Homeware
Civic Style Homewares in Whitianga has a beautiful selection of hand picked and ethically sourced homewares and art sourced from New Zealand and abroad.
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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...
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