• 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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DLM Construction 10 Topping Place Whitianga Waterways
Builders
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
Contact the Dyer Construction team who specialise in quality new house builds, commercial building projects and large architectural alterations. 
Dynamic Electrical Whitianga
Heat Pumps / Refrigeration
If you are looking for a heat pump to be installed or serviced contact your local Mitsubishi heat pump specialists at Dynamic Electrical Whitianga.
East Coast Automotive
Automotive & Mechanics
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
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 Show
Arts & Culture

Event Info

December 07, 2019
- December 08, 2019
Join the En Pointe Dance Studio students and teachers for their ever popular end of year show performance! 
En Pointe Dance Studio
Education / Training
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...
Endeavour Print Whitianga
Advertising & Promotion
Do you need assistance with a print job, printing documents or need design services? For professional print, design, binding, copying, scanning and folding services in Whitianga contact the friendly...
Enigma on The Esplanade Restaurant
Weddings & Functions
Let the team at Al Caminos Enigma assist you with the perfect venue and catering for your special group function. 
Puka Epic Adventures
Things To Do
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
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 deliveries Monday to Saturday)
Flowers & Florists
For same day flower delivery Whitianga's only Florist shop, Epoch Florists can be found at 25a Albert St in Whitianga, the premises are shared with Epoch Antiques ideal for...
Fagans Flooring Xtra Whitianga
Decorating Supplies
Your interior design store with expert knowledgeable staff for all your flooring and window dressing needs. 
Fagans Furniture, Beds and Homeware
Furniture and Homeware
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
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
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

Secure Online Bookings

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
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

Event Info

May 21, 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
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
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...
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