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

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

Salt Restaurant & Bar  – Have a set menu for 2 to make it easy for you!

Cook together and stay in

A favourite pastime for many is to cook together and a night in at home. Why not grab some of those tomatoes from the garden and try our new simple Tomato, Olive and Spinach Pasta recipe. Tomatoes are also known as the 'love apple' and according to some an aphrodisiac. A perfect choice for a valentines meal. If tomatoes are not to your liking, then try another recipe from our recipes page and grab some supplies from the Whitianga Butcher, New World or Countdown.

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.

Looking for something different on Valentine’s Day?

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!

To book in fun activities on the land, air or water see our Visitor Info guide.

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:

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

Smell the Roses 

If you are a flower person, then make sure you contact a local florist 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 Coastal Signs. Matching T-Shirts perhaps?

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.

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 Wild Wood Mini Golf? 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.


Salt restaurant and bar valentines day menu

Related Links

Salt Restaurant and BarGrace O'Malley's Irish InnW.A.N.T – Waitaia Nursery & Garden CentreMercury Bay Garden Centre & Landscape SuppliesThe Glass House EmporiumCoastal Signs WhitiangaMercury Twin CinemasWhitianga ButcheryNew World WhitiangaCountdown WhitiangaSnapper JacksMaster KebabSubway Whitianga. Eat Fresh.Umino Hoshi Wild Wood Mini GolfWhitianga Bike ParkMill Creek Bird & Animal EncountersMercury Bay Library, WhitiangaTomato, Olive and Spinach pastaWalking adventure – Whitianga, Ferry Landing to Cooks Beach

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