AND OCEAN VIEWS
New Zealand's fast-growing town on the Coromandel Peninsula is popular with tourists due to its laid-back yet vibrant pulse – and it's attracting a stream of new residents discovering an idyllic work-play lifestyle not too far from major city centres.
A boating haven with no bar to cross makes Mercury Bay popular for fishing, diving, and water sports. Trailer boats can be launched at public boat ramps equipped with pontoons (see tips and resources below). Larger yachts and launches have options of marina berths, waterways or swing moorings near the harbour entrance.
The Whitianga Waterways development with accommodation overlooking the canal system is perfect for leisurely kayaking and paddle boarding, or to just sit back and enjoy watching boats go past your front deck.
If you are aboard a private cruising vessel, on a guided tour, or enjoying lunch in a stunning bay, Whitianga is the ultimate gateway to the playground of the Mercury Bay and Mercury Islands.