• 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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Peninsula Roofing & Scaffolding Ltd Whitianga Coromandel Peninsula
Building Supplies & Services
At Peninsula Roofing and Scaffolding we pride ourselves on accurate information, knowledgeable and helpful staff, prompt service, environmentally suitable products and delivering what we promise.
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Shower Installers

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We also provide plumbing services!
Peninsula Showers are expert shower installers that service Whitianga and the wider Coromandel Peninsula.
Peninsula Small Engines Whitianga
Small Engines

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Sales, service, repairs & parts
Peninsula Small Engines specialise in sales, servicing, repair and supply of parts for all types of small engines in Whitianga and the Mercury Bay area. ...
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Automotive & Mechanics
Peninsula Tyres is your centrally located Whitianga tyre shop for tyre servicing and stocking quality tyre brands - GT Radial, Goodyear, Cooper Tires, Dunlop, Nexen, Altenzo, and Michelin. ...
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Weddings & Functions

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Performing All Your Special Songs
If you need a live band and music entertainment for your wedding or function contact the “ Rockin Realtor". Pete performs favourite songs to create the perfect atmosphere for...
Pinnacle Boats
Marine Services & Boat Builders

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Quality Boat Building & Marine Repairs
Quality custom boat building and marine repairs to Whitianga and the Mercury Bay Area. Qualified boat builders and boat painters ensure our clients get the best possible outcomes....
Placemakers
Hardware
Our friendly team at Placemakers Whitianga can assist you with everything you need for home improvements,  landscaping, outdoor living, bbq's and much more!
PlaceMakers Whitianga
Building Supplies & Services

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New outdoor furniture in store!
PlaceMakers Whitianga is your local building material and hardware supply store, servicing Mercury Bay and the wider Coromandel.  
Platinum Homes Whitianga
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Your new home is the canvas on which you will paint the picture of your life – expressing who you are to the world. We are here...
Poivre & Sel Restaurant
Restaurants & Bars

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Romantic French Fine Dining
Poivre & Sel Restaurant offers an exceptional French fine dining experience in the heart of Whitianga. We invite you to come for a relaxed night to enjoy our full...
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Environmental Groups
Preserve New Chum for Everyone is a Registered Charity. Our governing committee comprises like minded persons committed to the preservation of iconic New Chum-Wainuiototo Beach for everyone. The impact of...
Quad Cycle Cruisers
Things To Do
Quad Cycle Cruisers is a fun activity for all the family. It is a great way to explore the Whitianga township and beach front. We have ten Quad...
Registered Master Builders Coromandel
Builders
Choose a Registered Master Builder for your next residential or commercial build on the Coromandel Peninsula. Registered Master Builders are the best in the industry, and offer you...
Revive Flooring Ltd
Floor Layers & Tilers

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Floor Sanding and Installation
Revive Flooring Ltd provides professional results whether we are installing, sanding or polyurethaning your floors. Old tired wooden floors can be revived with sanding and then coated with polyurethane...
Welfare Organisations
The Whitianga Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group meets monthly over a coffee to provide support and share experiences about this autoimmune disease.  
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Real Estate Agents

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Richardsons Real Estate has operated for over 50 years on the Coromandel Peninsula and Thames Valley. Richardsons has full time professional real estate agents who focus solely on...
Saby's Kitchen
Restaurants & Bars

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Cafe, Restaurant and Bar
Saby's Kitchen offers fresh and classic casual waterfront dining at it's finest with beautiful views of the Whitianga harbour. Come and join us at our central location and enjoy...
Salt Restaurant & Bar Wedding Cake Whitianga
Weddings & Functions

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Canapés and Set Menus
We are a Whitianga wedding venue for summer and winter, always creating the perfect atmosphere using our fantastic Whitianga Marina view as a backdrop for your special day. ...
Salt Restaurant and Bar Whitianga
Restaurants & Bars

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Delicious new menu!
Positioned right on the water's edge overlooking Whitianga Marina, Salt Bar and Restaurant invites you to enjoy a delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Our relaxed, stylish atmosphere, exemplary...
Sangam Indian Cuisine
Restaurants & Bars

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Free Delivery in Whitianga & to Ferry
Come and enjoy our food and hospitality for a special fine dining experience at iconic Sangam - Whitianga's only authentic Indian Restaurant. You can dine in or take...
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Things To Do

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Join local Skipper Les and enjoy a scenic Cathedral Cove boat tour from Whitianga to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. As part of the journey you will...
SeniorNet Whitianga Inc
Community & Social Clubs
SeniorNet Whitianga is a community training network that supports and motivates people of 50+ to enjoy and use technology in their everyday lives. SeniorNet is all about seniors teaching...
Snapper Jacks Takeaways
Take Aways & Bakery
For the best takeaways and fast food dine in options in central Whitianga come and see our friendly team at Snapper Jacks. Our food is cooked fresh to...
Sport & Recreation

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Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
Event Date
June 01, 2019
The Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club Snapper Tournament over Queen's Birthday weekend!
Sovereign Pier on the Whitianga Waterways
Apartments and Resorts

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Luxury Villas on the Whitianga Waterways
Sovereign Pier offers 5 star water front luxury holiday accommodation in the exciting location of the Whitianga Waterways. Sovereign Pier - your perfect Coromandel holiday destination which reflects the...
Sport Waikato
Sport & Recreation
Sport Waikato wants to support and assist individuals and clubs in Whitianga and the Mercury Bay to get out there and to be active!
St Andrews by the Sea Presbyterian and Methodist Church Whitianga
Churches
St Andrew's by the Sea Community Church in Whitianga has been used as a place of worship for all Protestant denominations.
St Johns Op Shop
Op Shops
The St John Charity Op-shop in Whitianga is a treasure trove to find quality second hand and preloved items for your home, holiday home, special occasion or event planning!...
St Patrick's Parish Roman Catholic Church Whitianga
Churches
St Patrick's Catholic Parish in Whitianga and St Mary's Catholic Parish are based on the Eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula and are part of the five Parishes in...
St Peter the Fisherman Anglican Church Whitianga
Churches
Saint Peter the Fisherman Anglican Church Whitianga is a Mission District. It's focus is to know and make known the Love of God.
Steampunk Whitianga (The Endeavours Assemblage)
Arts & Culture Groups
Interested in all things Steampunk or want to know more?  Join our Whitianga Steampunk group for some fun.
Stoked Restaurant
Restaurants & Bars

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New Summer Menu & Seafood Dishes!
The team at Stoked invite you to their stunning waterfront location at their relaxed family dining restaurant. Come and kick back, enjoy the delicious smoky flavours in the...
Resolution Rise by Studio 77 Architectural and Design services in Whitianga and the Coromandel Peninsula
Architects & Designers

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Full architecture and design services
Studio 77 is a full architecture and design service studio based on the Coromandel Peninsula. Our team can assist you at every stage of your building project to achieve...
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Architects & Designers

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New build or interior design refresh!
For interior design that is stylish, sophisticated, refined and a reflection of your own personality contact STyla.design services. Whether you have a new building project and require full design...
Subway Whitianga. Eat Fresh
Take Aways & Bakery

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Sub of the Day $4.90 & Free WIFI
Subway Whitianga is open 7 days for dine in or takeaway meals. Offering a choice of Subs, salads and wraps, with meat, vegetarian and gluten free options available. ...
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Real Estate Agents

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Selling property up and down the coast of Coromandel. I enjoy the challenge, meeting new people, making folk happy and getting positive results. I pride myself on being very...
Brick & Block Layers

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Bricklaying, blocklaying and stonework
Tarry Holdings Ltd can assist you with bricklaying and blocklaying in Whitianga and throughout the Coromandel.
Testdrill
Building Supplies & Services
Testdrill NZ Ltd provide fast, friendly and cost effective services to test the stability of earth foundations and structural designs for your residential and commercial building projects. We...
TCDC
Council Services & Libraries
The Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) is responsible for delivering a wide range of activities on the Coromandel Peninsula on behalf of its residents, rate payers and visitors. These...
That Curry Place Fish Dish
Restaurants & Bars

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Indian & Thai Dine In Or Takeaway
That Curry Place serves delicious authentic Thai and North Indian Cuisine using fresh ingredients and New Zealand grown meats. Join us for a contemporary dining experience in the...
The Auto Barn Whitianga
Automotive & Mechanics

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Local authorised WOF centre
Need to get your car, motorbike or light commercial serviced or warranted? The team at The Auto Barn are able to provide their expert advice and service with their...
The Bike Man Bike shop Whitianga
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Come and see us in Whitianga for bicycle repairs, parts and accessories, new bike sales, electric bikes, scooters, and bike hire is also available too. We stock leading brands...
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Churches
Come worship with us at Sunday School and partake of the Sacrament. We study the life and teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ, based on the Bible, the Book...
The Cut Hut
Hair Beauty Salons & Spas

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The Cut Hut are Whitianga hairdressers situated between Westpac Bank and Frankies Sports Bar on Albert Street. We provide fast, friendly professional hair cutting and barbering service for men,...
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Arts & Culture

Event Info

Event Date
October 21, 2019
Finish Date
October 28, 2019
A fantastic chance to see a replica of Captain Cook's ship The Endeavour when it visits the Mercury Bay.  
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Weddings & Functions
We offer Whitianga catering for small to medium sized occasions including weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, commercial and private functions. 
The French Fig Cafe
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The French Fig Whitianga Cafe proudly serves All Press coffee made by our experienced baristas. We offer a wide range of food which is freshly made daily on the...
The best Thai food in Whitianga - The House of Chang Thai
Restaurants & Bars

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Dine In & Takeaway Menu
At The House of Chang Thai we offer you the real taste of Thailand. All of our dishes are authentic Thai dishes, prepared by trained Thai chefs and served...
The Lost Spring Café & Restaurant
Restaurants & Bars

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Stunning tropical lagoon setting!
The Lost Spring Café & Restaurant is located in the heart of Whitianga. Not only offering you a unique dining experience within a gorgeous tropical setting, but will deliver...
The Lost Spring Day Spa
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Escape the world and retreat into a pampered island paradise at The Lost Spring Day Spa. Escape to our tree top paradise Day Spa located in Whitianga, New Zealand’s...
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