Explore Whenuakite, Coromandel, New Zealand


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. 

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All About Whenuakite

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How to get there

By car

  • Whenuakite is located on State Highway 25 and is 25.5 kilometres from Whitianga and 14.8 kilometres from Tairua.

Other transport

See the Getting Around Guide for a range of options.

Things to do for the 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.

Where to grab a bite and drink

Colenso Licensed Café has a menu packed full of fresh seasonal local produce – and it is set amongst a pretty orchard. See below for more information.

Places to stay

Check out a range of options in our Accommodation Guide.

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Grab a stunning piece of handcrafted pottery from Alan Rhodes pottery – bird baths to pasta bowls and more! See below for local services.

Must Do's

  • Visit the annual Cooks Beach Summer Gala which is a fundraiser for the Whenuakite School and has an abundance of local craft on sale.

Local Tips

  • For those environmentalists at heart contact the Kiwis for Kiwi local care group working to protect the brown kiwi.

Public Toilets

  • The old Coroglen sale yards on State Highway 25 (8.2 kms from Whenuakite) have been turned into a park with a BBQ and public toilets.

More About Whenuakite

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.

Next Events in Mercury Bay

Join the colour club for six weeks of exploring and taping into your creative self!
Event Date
June 22, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Join local Coastcare groups around the Mercury Bay in caring for our precious coas...
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June 25, 2021 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Enjoy happy hour every Friday evening in the restaurant at The Lost Spring. 
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June 25, 2021 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
A fundraising charity ball event for the Mercury Bay Community Support Trust.
Event Date
June 26, 2021 - 7:30pm to 11:30pm
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