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Whenuakite

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Whenuakite
New Zealand 3591

Quick Facts

Meaning:
Discovered land
Proximity:
25 min (26 km) from Whitianga
2 hr (164 km) from Auckland
Whenuakite blossoms

A country meeting place with a heart of gold.

Whenuakite offers a unique country hospitality that is enjoyed by locals and visitors.

A small popular rural community on State Highway 25 with one of the longest rivers in the Coromandel Peninsula running through its boundaries. 

Whenuakite is often used as a meeting place for those linking up by car, bus or bike as they head to Whitianga, Hot Water Beach, Hahei, Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Flaxmill Bay or Ferry Landing.

Central to this community is the Whenuakite Primary School, which was established in 1908 and has a role of over 120 for years 1-8.

The Kiwis for Kiwi environmental care group work to protect the brown kiwi.

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Local Tips – Whenuakite

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Getting to Whenuakite

Whenuakite is located on State Highway 25 and is 25.5 kilometres from Whitianga and 14.8 kilometres from Tairua. View in map.

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Things to do with kids

The old Coroglen sale yard reserve is a great place to have a picnic and take a quick dip in the river. For some beach fun, Hot Water Beach, Hahei and Cooks Beach are not far away.

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Must Do's

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Where to grab a bite to eat

  • Hot Water Brewing Company restaurant, bar and brewery is where you can relax with friends and family to enjoy some great local Coromandel beer and fresh local food!
  • Colenso Licensed Café has a menu packed full of fresh seasonal local produce – and it is set amongst a pretty orchard.
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Where to stay

Check out a range of Holiday Home options in our Accommodation Guide.

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Riverside Park Reserve

The old Coroglen sale yards on State Highway 25 by the one-way bridge have been turned into a park with a BBQ.

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Pottery

You can buy handcrafted pottery directly from Alan Rhodes pottery – bird baths to pasta bowls and more!

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