• 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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Re upholstered couch by Mercury Bay Canvas Whitianga
Property Maintenance
Mercury Bay Canvas and Upholstery can repair or replace your tired looking tent awning, sun shade, boat cover, supply outdoor blinds and awnings or even reupholster your favourite chair....
Mercury Bay Club Inc
Community & Social Clubs
The Mercury Bay Club Inc. was opened in 1976 with the object of promoting friendship, entertainment and sporting facilities for members. As well as offering a family friendly environment for...
Welfare Organisations
Community Bus supported by volunteers in the Mercury Bay.
Mercury Bay Community Choir
Arts & Culture Groups
The Mercury Bay Community Choir is for anyone, of any age, who wants to get back to singing in choirs, learn new skills, or just harmonise with new friends....
Welfare Organisations
Mercury Bay Community Patrol
Medical Services
The team at the Mercury Bay Community Radiology & Health Trust facility can x-ray your arms, legs, back and provide ultrasounds for the doctors right here in Whitianga. ...
Mercury bay game fishing club logo in Whitianga
Sports Clubs
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club is the place for locals and visitors who enjoy the thrill and passion of catching (and trying to catch!) the big one in the spectacular...
Mercury Bay Garden Centre & Landscape Supplies
Landscaping, Tree Works
Our team at Mercury Bay Garden Centre and Landscape Supplies stock an excellent range of quality plants, trees, flowers, garden giftware and bulk and bagged landscaping products at great...
Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club Whitianga
Sports Clubs
The Mercury Bay Gymnastics Club have Junior and Senior sessions that are facilitated by our great gymnastics coaches and are packed full of fun and learning.
Welfare Organisations
Mercury Bay Health Support group
Park Fun
Holiday Parks & Campgrounds

Secure Online Bookings

Mercury Bay Holiday Park offers a quiet family environment and a relaxed atmosphere with a choice of quality camping and accommodation options. We have a full range of...
TCDC Mercury Bay  Library in WHITIANGA
Council Services & Libraries
There is something for everyone at the Mercury Bay Library (located in Whitianga) from the latest novels, children's books, DVDs, kids holiday activities, Friends of the Library group and...
Mercury Bay Medical Centre
Medical Services
The professional and friendly team at the Mercury Bay Medical Centre aim to provide the best possible health care for you and your family. We will work in partnership...
Netball at Mercury Bay Multi Sport Park
Sports Clubs
Mercury Bay Multi Sport Park is an exciting new sport and event facility. It has been created as a 'hub' for a variety of sport and recreation users within the...
Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga
Things To Do
For everyone interested in tales of early navigation, discovery, maritime disasters, great explorers, early settlers, machinery or natural history. The Whitianga museum is housed in the original 1937 Dairy...
Whitianga Optometrist on the Coromandel Peninsula Mercury Bay Optometrist
Optometrists & Eye Care
Brett Howes, Mercury Bay Optometrists offers high quality eyecare. He has been providing optometric services for more than 20 years. Brett specialises in sports vision and contact lenses while...
Mercury Bay Pharmacy
Pharmacy & Health Shops
Visit your local health professional team at Mercury Bay Pharmacy for prescription, health and beauty needs for all of the family.
Mercury Bay Pony Club
Sports Clubs
Welcome to the (Whitianga branch of) Mercury Bay Pony Club, based on forestry land on Wade Rd located south of the Whitianga township.
Mercury Bay Community Pool swimmers off the blocks in Whitianga
Sports Clubs
The Mercury Bay Community Public Pool is open to the public for summer hours and during term time to enjoy a swimming. This is a fun and affordable activitiy...
Hobby & Craft Groups
Come and join the Mercury Bay Quilters based in Whitianga who are enthusiastic about this wonderful craft.
Welfare Organisations
Mercury Bay RSA
Mercury Bay Rugby Club Seniors
Sports Clubs
The Mercury Bay Rugby and Sports Club hosts rugby, squash and a gym.
Mercury bay runners club whitianga
Sports Clubs
If you need to get off the couch once in a while, or if you want to beat your ultra time come and join others who enjoy running! All levels...
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Markets, Galas & Fairs

Event Info

January 08, 2020
You are invited to come along to the Mercury Bay Seaside Carnival to enjoy an exciting range of stalls, rides, games food and much more!
Sports Clubs
Mercury Bay Speedway is located in Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, and we are now affiliated with CTRA (Circle Track Racing Association). We welcome visiting drivers and cars of all classes...
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