A series of formal and informal events will be held in Whitianga, the Mercury Bay and throughout the Coromandel Peninsula area to celebrate the historic 250th anniversary. Captain James Cook visited to Te Whanganui a Hei - Mercury Bay in 1769.
Captain James Cook in the Mercury Bay
A range of exciting events are in planning stages to commemorate the historic visit of Captain Cook to the Mercury Bay. The Mercury Bay is one of only four sites in New Zealand that Captain Cook went ashore. In November 1769 Cook landed on Cooks Beach and observed the transit of Mercury. James Cook travelled around the Mercury Bay on the ship The Endeavour for 12 days.
Events In The Planning For Captain Cook Celebrations
Events are in the planning stages for Captain Cook commemorations in 2019 ideas include:
- Replica ship The Endeavour visit (confirmed)
- Official ceremony
- A home coming week
- A super yacht race