• 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

  • The Lost Spring Thermal Pools & Day Spa

    The Lost Spring Thermal Pools & Day Spa

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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Relaxing at the lost spring pools in Whitianga
Things To Do

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Late night Friday and Saturday!
Nestled in the heart of Whitianga, the hot pools of The Lost Spring are surrounded by the tropical and native New Zealand bush. Recline in the shade of the...
The Palms Whitianga Artists Impression
Property For Sale

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Whitianga's Newest Subdivision
The Palms is a new proposed subdivision located in the heart of Whitianga close to all of the towns amenities with lifestyle and recreation opportunities right on the doorstep!...
"Greenpeace" by Beverley Trimbel
Arts & Culture

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Event Date
January 04, 2020
Finish Date
January 28, 2020
Come and view a collection of new works by local artists from Whitianga and the wider Coromandel area.
The Whitianga Hotel
Restaurants & Bars
The Whitianga Hotel provides great value food for all of the family at any time of the day - and there is always a cold cheeky beverage available. ...
Totalspan - Steel Buildings - Steel sheds & Barns
Builders

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Residential & Commercial Steel Buildings
Totalspan - steel buildings call us for your residential and commercial building needs. Whether your are building a garden shed, garage, farm building, carport, camper van or boat storage,...
Treetops Cottage at the Castle
Holiday Homes

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Complimentary Welcome Basket On Arrival
Come and enjoy the hospitality and the spectacular sea views of the Mercury Bay from this very special private, quiet Treetops Cottage location.
Umino Hoshi Japanese Restaurant & Takeaway
Take Aways & Bakery

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Call us about our catering platters!
Enjoy some of Japan's finest dishes at Umino Hoshi made with the freshest ingredients from chicken teriyaki, succulent sushi, tempura deep fried prawns, noodles, donburi and vegetables to Teriyaki...
UnderCover Storage storage facility Whitianga Coromandel Peninsula
Self Storage

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Long & short term shed storage rental
If you need a new dry self storage unit that is located in the centre of Whitianga contact the team UnderCover Storage. Various sizes available and short or...
Brick & Block Layers

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Brick, Block & Paving Specialists
Experienced bricklaying company supplying quality workmanship in brick, block and paving in Whitianga and on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Vogue Nails and Beauty Whitianga
Hair Beauty Salons & Spas

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Specialising In Nails & Spray Tans!
Create beautiful looking nails with impact at Vogue Nails & Beauty. Lisa is a qualified beauty therapist who can pamper you with a relaxing manicure, pedicure or get you...
Community & Social Clubs
Are you new - or newish to Whitianga? The Whitianga Welcome to Our World group offers a welcome to newcomers to Mercury Bay! Join us at our informaal...
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Getting Around

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Cabs/Charters/Tours
Whiti City Cabs is a Whitianga-based cab company. Our range of services include cab services, private charters and vans. Our trusted team can get you safely around Whitianga,...
Whiti Organics and More
Food Liquor Groceries

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Organic, gluten free & paleo
For your organic and everyday shopping and grocery needs visit Whitianga Organics and More which is centrally located on the main street of Whitianga. 
Coastguard Whitianga
Emergency Services
Whitianga Coastguard is supported by dedicated volunteers in and around Whitianga who provide Search and Rescue services to save lives at sea and to promote water safety education and...
Order of St John Whitianga
Emergency Services
St John Whitianga is run and staffed by people who are passionate about serving the Mercury Bay community and caring for our local residents and visitors to the area....
Whitianga Art Group Inc
Arts & Culture Groups
The Whitianga Art Group welcomes new members from beginners to accomplished and estabished artists. The group meets weekly for a combined art practice session at School Road Reserve in...
Whitianga Art Craft and Farmers Market
Markets, Galas & Fairs

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Event Date
March 23, 2019
Your opportunity to purchase some beautifully made local crafts, art and homegrown produce from the Mercury Bay area at the Whitianga Farmers Market. The market is centrally located in...
Whitianga automotive car servicing
Automotive & Mechanics

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For All Your Automotive Servicing Needs
Whether you need a service or WOF on your motorbike, car, 4x4, trailer, boat or caravan give the Whitianga Automotive team a call! Whitianga Automotive mechanics - servicing...
Whitianga Bakehouse
Take Aways & Bakery

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Bakery, Cafe & Roast
Visit our centrally located bakery in Whitianga which serves freshly baked pies, breakfast meals, roasts, sandwiches, sweet treats, coffee, tea, milk shakes, cold drinks and more! ...
Whitianga Bike Park
Things To Do
Bring along your mountain or BMX bike and enjoy this free to ride public bike park in Whitianga. This facility also has some fantastic walking trails to explore. A...
Whitianga Butchery Coromandel Peninsula NZ
Food Liquor Groceries

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Game Fish Smoking & Packing
Whitianga Butchery is a traditional butchers shop specialising in everyday fresh small goods and gourmet butchery products.   
Whitianga Camera Club
Arts & Culture Groups
Join the Whitianga Camera Club to meet like minded people who are interested in learning the process of photography. 
Whitianga Chiropractic Clinic in the Mercury Bay
Chiropractors
Whitianga Chiropractic assists patients to relieve pain and discomfort using modern chiropractic equipment, technology and techniques. If you are looking for a chiropractor on the Coromandel Peninsula contact...
Whitianga Social Services
Welfare Organisations
Whitianga Community Services Trust (known as Social Services) provides a one stop shop for the Whitianga community in a very caring and confidential environment. The Trust offers an on-site...
Community Waka Ama Whitianga
Sport & Recreation
Whitianga Community Waka Ama is all about having fun safely and enjoying a social paddle or serious training in the beautiful Mercury Bay.
Concrete path with decorative cut outs Whitianga Concreting Ltd
Concrete Services

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No Job Too Big Or Too Small!
Whitianga Concreting is an experienced team of concretors providing a full range of concreting services Coromandel Peninsula wide.
Sport & Recreation

Event Info

Event Date
May 25, 2019
Whitianga's half marathon offers a choice of scenic course options for adults and children. Get your friends and family training ready for a day of fun and energy!...
Whitianga Hardware
Hardware

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Gold Card Discount Available!
Whitianga Hardware is your locally owned hardware store where we have a wide range of products from power tools, safety gear, plumbing supplies, engineering, welding supplies, building materials &...
Whitianga Hardware BuildLink Store
Building Supplies & Services

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Ask about SmartTrade Rewards
Whitianga Hardware is your locally owned and operated BuildLink hardware store. We have a great range of building, hardware and DIY products and an experienced team who provide...
Whitianga Health & Wellbeing Market
Markets, Galas & Fairs

Event Info

Venue
Whitianga Town Hall
Event Date
December 27, 2019
Finish Date
January 06, 2020
Come along and enjoy the fair that is good for you and the planet! Organic skincare, baby & animal products, recycled clothing, handmade jewellery, natural therapies, free daily...
Whitianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Visitor Information Centres
We provide a comprehensive information and booking service for accommodation, activities, attractions and travel bookings for Whitianga, the Coromandel and New Zealand.
Whitianga JetSki Tours
Things To Do

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Fully Guided Jet Ski Tours
Explore the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and see the world famous Cathedral Cove, stunning beaches, sea caves, local wildlife and more! Join our experienced Whitianga jet ski tour guides...
Whitianga Marina Society
Marina Berths

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Marina Berths
Welcome to the Whitianga Marina Society – the gateway to the Mercury Islands. Whether it is a short or long stay, you'll enjoy the ambience of this very special...
Whitianga Marina Boat Maintenance and Marina Facilities
Marine Services & Boat Builders
Whitianga Marina can assist you with boat maintenance, haul out facilities, long term storage and a berth to secure your vessel. Our team will treat your vessel with...
Whitianga Marine Centre
Marine Services & Boat Builders

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Boat sales, repairs & servicing
The only Authorised Stabicraft, Yamaha Marine New Zealand and Yamaha Waverunner agents in the Coromandel Peninsula. Fully stocked showroom and sales yard. Servicing all makes and models. Come in...
Whitianga Music Club Friday club night
Arts & Culture Groups
Come along to jam with fellow musicians or join the Whitianga Music club to be part of our audience!
Whitianga Music Club Open Mic and Guest Artist Performances
Music Concerts & Gigs

Event Info

Event Date
April 12, 2019
Come to join in on an open mic session, listen to a guest performer and be part of our audience listening to our wonderful local musicians at our monthly...
Whitianga Plumbing & Drainage
Plumbers, Gas & Drainage

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Come And Visit Our Show Room!
When it comes to plumbing services in Whitianga and surrounding areas, Whitianga Plumbing and Drainage is an industry leader. With our expertise and cutting-edge technology, this allows us...
New Zealand Police
Emergency Services
Phone (07) 866 4000 or 111 for emergency calls.
Frederick Leonard - Whitianga Psychology
Life Coaching & Counselling
I am a registered Psychologist and Specialist Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. I have extensive experience working in the areas of Developmental Issues, Autism, Early Childhood Concerns, Parenting Support,...
Santa Parade Whitianga
Parades & Community Events

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Event Date
December 07, 2019
Come and join in some xmas fun at the Whitianga Kiwi Xmas Santa Parade. Join Santa at the Santa Parade and see all of the great local xmas floats....
Whitianga Scallop Festival 2015
Food & Wine Festivals

Event Info

Event Date
September 21, 2019
The Scallop Festival is one of the Coromandel's most popular events featuring delicious cuisine stands, iconic New Zealand entertainers and cooking demonstrations from New Zealand chefs. Visit Whitianga to...
Whitianga Security Logo
Alarms & Security

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Alarms & 24/7 Security Services
Whitianga Security can provide you with trusted security solutions and alarm monitoring services for your home or business.
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Self Storage

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Secure Dry Storage Units From $15 A Week
At Whitianga Self Storage we have a range of sheds, from small sheds to large we have it all for your storage needs!
Whitianga Sports
Fishing Outdoors & Sport

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We also service sports equipment
We are your local Whitianga Sports Retailer, covering a wide range of sporting equipment. We can assist you with all of your sporting and recreational needs in the Mercury...
Summer Concert Dates 2020 Whitianga Summer Concert 2020
Music Concerts & Gigs

Event Info

Event Date
January 26, 2020
The Whitianga Summer Concert Tour is back for 2020! Save this date and keep an eye out for upcoming artist announcement and ticket sale dates. Get your dancing...
Toastmasters Whitianga
Community & Social Clubs
The Whitianga Toastmasters Club helps members to build confidence for interviews, make speeches, eulogies, speak off the cuff and also covers listening and leadership skills. Join us at our...
Whitianga Garage Sale
Markets, Galas & Fairs

Event Info

Event Date
June 01, 2019
Finish Date
June 03, 2019
If you want to hunt out a great bargain, find something practical or maybe discover an unusual treasure the Whitianga Town Garage Sale is not to be missed! ...
Whitianga Town Hall Monk Street Whitianga 2014
Community Halls
Whitianga Town Hall is centrally located in the hub of the Whitianga business district and is available for community to hire as a meeting space, theatre space, for social...
Whitianga Toy Library
Community & Social Clubs
Whitianga Toy Library is a non-profit community service run by volunteers and established to provide good quality toys for children up to the age of 6 years. ...
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