Latest Mercury Bay News

Free support for Whitianga business owners

Government have put a $4 million regional support package in place for SMEs in response to COVID-19 which is being delivered using the Regional Business Partners Network. 

As part of this package Te Waka’s Business Growth Team are contracted by Government to deliver free support to local businesses in the Coromandel and the wider Waikato area and use local business experts to do this. Business owners in the Whitianga area can get free advice from business advisors, join online workshops and have access to resources. 

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Changes to Council services during lockdown

The Thames Coromandel District Council have made some changes to how some of their services are operating during the Covid 9 coronavirus Level 4 lockdown. 

This applies to kerbside rubbish and recycling, council meetings and governance, excercising dogs, public toilets, building inspections and consents, playgrounds, parks and reserves, road works and water restrictions.

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Kerbside Refuse and Recycling Collection Changes – Covid 19 coronavirus

Starting from next week, Monday 30 March, your Kerbside refuse collection will need to be placed in your recycling wheelie bin and will be collected fortnightly. 

Because we’re in a National State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4, TCDC is now following directives from central government and Civil Defence that radically change the way they deliver services to Mercury Bay residents.

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Whitianga iSITE Visitor Information Centre



66 Albert Street


Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm
Winter hours (May– Sept) as above except Saturday 9.00am-4.00pm, Sundays 9.00am-2.00pm

Public holidays open, closed Chistmas Day.
Whitianga i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

What to Expect

We provide a comprehensive information and booking service for accommodation, activities, attractions and travel bookings for Whitianga, the Coromandel and New Zealand.
The Whitianga i-SITE Visitor Centre is part of New Zealand's official nationwide Visitor Information Network. Download the i-SITE map (PDF) for details on all i-SITE Visitor Information Centres in New Zealand.

2.5 hour drive from Auckland, Whitianga is a must for beautiful beaches, sightseeing, tramping, fishing, boating and much more. Mercury Bay is home to Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, the Lost Spring and the Glassbottom Boat - all listed in the Top 101 Must Do's in New Zealand.

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network with over 80 i-SITEs nationwide. i-SITE knows all the best things to do, places to stay and ways to get there. Plus they’ll take care of the bookings. 

Every person who works at i-SITE is a travel expert for their own home town, so they can help you to find the sort of activities, attractions, accommodation and transport that only a local would know. You can be sure that once you have experienced the latest and greatest of what one place has to offer, i-SITE will help connect you with their equally friendly i-SITE colleagues at the next stop on your journey. So whether you’ve come around the world or down the road you can rely on i-SITE for expert local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand.
  • Itinerary planning and information
  • Bookings nationwide - accommodation, transport, activities, attractions
  • Free maps, weather & mountain safety information
  • Local information - events, attractions, restaurants & more! 


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