What is happening on Valentine's Day in Whitianga?

What is happening on Valentine's Day in Whitianga?

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If you are planning something special for your Valentine this February 14th, then make sure you know what is happening in Whitianga. We’ve put a handy list with romantic ideas and a list of what’s on around Whitianga this Valentine’s Day.


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Romantic at heart and need some ideas on how to show your love this Valentine’s Day?

If you’d like to enjoy a special meal on Valentine’s Day

These Whitianga restaurants have something special on offer for you:

Salt Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy your water’s edge special Valentine’s Day menu, Saturday or Sunday evening. A set menu, including a glass of bubbles on arrival. There will be live music on Sunday.

The Lost Spring

Treat yourselves to a ‘Dip & Dine’ package or if you are in Auckland – a Romantic ‘daycation’ with the Fly, Dip and Dine.

Grace O’Malley’s Irish Inn

Alfresco on the deck overlooking the waterfront enjoy a Valentine’s Day special of an eye fillet & glass of bubbles.

Whitianga Hotel

Don’t worry girls if you are single or your valentine isn’t getting the hints, come along to this special ‘Gal-entine’s’ event on Saturday. It’s a special event just for the girls!

There are plenty of places to treat yourself to a night out – for a full selection see our Places to Eat pages.

Looking for something different on Valentine’s Day 2021?

Whether you are after a meal out or something a little more elaborate, we can help with some ideas to make your loved one all gooey this Valentine’s Day. The All About Whitianga team have put together some ideas for you. Choose one or mix and match to make the day special!

Breakfast out

Start the day with a table for two, great coffee and your breakfast of choice. There are a great range of cafés in the Mercury Bay with fantastic views and unique settings. Check them out in our Places to Eat page.

Go on a hike/ walk 

If you’ve been out for breakfast, or planning on dinner, then why not take your sweetheart on a romantic walk to burn off the calories! There’s nothing like the fresh air, sea and bush to make memories together. Why not venture to:

  • New Chums Beach
  • Cathedral Cove / Gemstone bay
  • Stella Everand Reserve via Rowboat from the Purangi Reserve
  • Hahei Pa
  • Buffalo Beachfront path
  • Maramaratotara track (Back Bay) At Ferry Landing
  • Black Jack Track
  • Waiau Kauri Grove (309 Road)
  • Whitianga town walk
  • Matarangi Wetlands walk

Would you like more inspiration? Then browse our Explore pages.

Smell the Roses 

If you are a flower person, then make sure you contact local florist Epoch or if you are after a longer lasting option, pick up something living from Mercury Bay Garden Centre or the Waitaia Nursery & Garden Centre.

Write a love letter / make a poster

If you would like to express yourself via the written word, here’s some help.

  • Visit the Library for some poetry
  • See the Glasshouse Emporium  for craft supplies for the perfect card
  • Or get something designed or printed at Endeavour Print or Coastal Signs. Matching T-Shirts perhaps?

Cook together and stay in

A favourite pastime for many is to cook together and a night in at home. Find a recipe from our recipes page, grab some supplies from The Whitianga Butcher or New World, Countdown or Buffalo Beach Four Square.

Movie night 

Why not leave Netflix at home and venture out to the Movies? The Mercury Bay Twin Cinema can even treat you with a glass of bubbles or a beer for your date night.

Couples pampering

Enjoy a massage or soak with a cocktail at the Lost Spring, followed by dinner in the restaurant perhaps?

Enjoy a picnic on the beach under the stars 

What’s more romantic than sitting on the beach looking at the stars or moon. Pick up some Takeaways and enjoy the view.

A fun activity 

Does your relationship thrive on a bit of competitiveness? Why not try a round of Mini golf at Birdwood Springs or paintball at Fun Zone? If competing is not your thing, then try a bike ride around the Bike Park or a visit to the Mill Creek Bird Park for animal lovers?

Get out on the water 

The Mercury Bay is sporting beautiful clear water at the moment, why not enjoy late summer with one of our many Water activities?
Kayaking, Jet skis, banana boats, fishing, touring?

Romantic night away 

Treat yourself to a night away from home, there’s lots of options around for all budgets in our Accommodation section.

Related Links

Salt Restaurant and BarThe Lost Spring Café & RestaurantGrace O'Malley's Irish InnEpoch Florists, Flowers & Floristry W.A.N.T – Waitaia Nursery & Garden CentreMercury Bay Garden Centre & Landscape SuppliesThe Glass House EmporiumEndeavour Print WhitiangaCoastal Signs WhitiangaMercury Twin CinemasWhitianga ButcheryNew World WhitiangaCountdown WhitiangaFour Square Buffalo BeachThe Frying Scotsman Takeaways - Fish & ChipsSnapper JacksMaster KebabSubway Whitianga. Eat Fresh.Umino Hoshi Fun Zone Adventure & Family ParkWild Wood Mini GolfWhitianga Bike ParkMill Creek Bird & Animal EncountersMercury Bay Library, Whitianga

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