Activities And Recreation

Sea Cave Adventure

Sea Cave Adventure, Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga

Get Closer, Experiece More - Join Les and experience a personal boat tour like no other. Deprating from Whitianga visit the world famous Cathedral Cove and cruise inside the number of sea caves and blowholes along the Coromandel Coastline. 

All About Whitianga

All About Whitianga, Whitianga, Whitianga 3510

Town guide and business directory website with easy to find information for local residents, bach owners, businesses and visitors. If you would like to find a local product, service, event or community group activity in and around the Mercury Bay visit the All About Whitianga website.


Banana Boat

Banana Boat, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510

Have wild fun this summer !!!  X-MAS HOLIDAYS - our rides for all ages and confidence levels
All our rides run from Boxing Day Dec 26th until Waitangi Weekend (Feb 6th) . If you would like a booking outside these times just call us and we are happy to help!

Birdwood Springs Ltd

Birdwood Springs Ltd, 101 Joan Gaskell Drive, Whitianga 3510

No visit to Whitianga would be complete without a visit to the town's newest attraction, 'BIRDWOOD SPRINGS MINI-PUTT' just up the road from New World Supermarket. Our course is arguably New Zealand's premier mini-putt. With 18 challenging holes Birdwood Springs provides fun and recreation for all the family.

Cathedral Cove Cruises

Cathedral Cove Cruises , Whitianga Wharf, Whitianga 3510

Visit Cathedral Cove and the amazing volcanic coastline with its many caves, blowholes and sandy beaches. See the amazing Orua sea cave from the comfort and safety of our ex-Coastguard 28ft  vessel Ocean 2. View fish via a bathyscope or under water camera and 32" TV. Swim or Snorkel in the Marine Reserve (snorkel equipment supplied, on board change room)

Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel

Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel, 48 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei 3591

Scuba Diving at Cathedral Cove, New Zealand, at its Best

Situated at the base of Cathedral Cove, Hahei offers spectacular ocean diving and snorkeling trips both within the Marine Reserve plus the islands outside of the reserve boundaries.

Learn to PADI Scuba Dive and Snorkel around Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve or try the Discover Scuba Dive – no experience necessary

Boat Dive Trips for certified divers - Allow 3 hours.

HIRE YOUR SNORKEL GEAR here in Hahei, on the way into Gemstone Bay snorkel trail, Cathedral Cove.

PADI Dive Centre - Hire SCUBA, Sales - Aqualung, Beuchat, GoPro, Omer, airfills, cylinder tests, LPG and bait.

Cathedral Cove Kayaks

Cathedral Cove Kayaks, 88 Hahei Beach Rd, Hahei RD1

Our trips cover what we believe to be the most spectacular stretch of coast on the Coromandel Peninsula, if not New Zealand. Kayaking is backpacking on the sea. No rush, no noise, just you and nature at its best.

Cathedral Cove Macadamias

Cathedral Cove Macadamias, 335 Lees Road, Hahei 3591

Welcome to Cathedral Cove Macadamias, organic coastal farming where the best of the land meets the best from the sea.

Free product tastings available at our Orchard Shop daily between 10am and 3pm

Cave Cruzer Adventures

Cave Cruzer Adventures, 72 Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga 3510

Come join the original tour boat in Mercury Bay. Let us show you the sights of Cathedral Cove, venture inside the Blowholes and Sea Cave, go through the Hole in the Rock and enjoy a snorkel in the Marine Reserve. We will alway bring you the best of the bay, on the day!

Colenso Cafe

Colenso Cafe, South Highway 25, Whenuakite

This award winning cafe is set in a delightful herb garden, Colenso Cafe caters for the discerning traveller. Offering great home cooked food, muffins and scones, with lunches using fresh herbs from the garden. Superb coffee and freshly squeezed juice from the orchard. Relaxed country atmosphere. Licensed venue. Open 10am-5pm daily. Closed August.

Combat & Fun Zone Aventure & Family Park

Combat & Fun Zone Aventure & Family Park, 108 Kaimarama Road, Whitianga 3591

 7 activities to choose from for just $15pp including Archery for beginners, Soccer Golf, Outdoor Laser Tag, Target Paintball Shooting, Laser Clay Shooting and Kids Quads.  AMAZING!!! Argo Rides $25pp (take a fun trip through native bush and forest with beautiful views of Mercury Bay and Centre Island - muddy good fun!) or create a Triple Combo - any 3 activities for $40pp.  PLUS Combat paintball from just $40pp!   There’s has something for everyone at Combat and Fun Zone!  Family concessions - 4 Triple Combos $150.  Mega Combos $60pp for 5 activities.

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga, 16 Monk Street, Whitianga 3510

Come and join us on this unique 2 hour Eco tour exploring the breathtaking volcanic coastline including spectacular sea caves and famous Cathedral Cove. Watch the awesome marine life up close through the glass bottom or dive in and snorkel the pristine marine reserve with all equipment supplied at no extra charge.

Hahei Explorer

Hahei Explorer, Departs Hahei Beach - end of Wigmore Crescent, Hahei 3591

See all the highlights of our amazing volcanic coastline in one hour on the original Cathedral Cove Boat Tour. Rated by AA as the number one must do water activity in NZ. Visit world famous Cathedral Cove, offshore islands, reefs and sea caves including the marine reserve, Narnia film locations and the hidden underground blowhole. Our tour often encounters penguins, seals and dolphins when they take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay. 

Hot Water Beach Brewing Co

Hot Water Beach Brewing Co, 1043 SH25, Whenuakite, R.D.1 Whitianga, Whenuakite 3591

Coromandel’s newest craft brewery & brassiere has opened its doors & put some stunning brews on the menu. Come and try the beer matched delicious food on offer.

Mercury Bay Estate

Mercury Bay Estate, 761 Purangi Road, Cooks Beach 3591

Our cellar door is open daily, for Coffee, Brunch, Lunch and Wine Tastings and Sales. Overlooking the vineyard and the sparkling waters of the Mercury Bay, we are the only cellar door in Whitianga / Mercury Bay / Coromandel offering wine tastings!

Mercury Bay Golf & Country Club

Mercury Bay Golf & Country Club, 12 Golf Road, Whitianga 3591

18 Hole Golf Course, Full club hire. Well equipped golf shop.  Memberships available.

Summer Membership just $350 (for the 6 month period of daylight savings)!


Mercury Bay Museum

Mercury Bay Museum, 11A The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510

The Coromandel Peninsula's most visited museum with exhibits about the Polynesian navigator Kupe, Maori Artifacts, the Endeavour and James Cook, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), Kauri Timber and Kauri Gum, the old Dairy Factory in which the Museum is housed, early settlers records and photographic collection, Natural History displays and the History of Fishing display.

Screening room featuring: "Twelve Days-Captain James Cook in Mercury Bay".(35 minutes)

Mercury Twin Cinemas

Mercury Twin Cinemas, 1 Lee Street, Whitianga 3510

Mercury Twin Cinemas has two auditoriums, seating 73 and 89 respectively, both with giant screens. We have recently converted our projection plant from 35mm to Digital, complete with full 5.1 surround sound. We screen a wide range of movies, including both mainstream and arthouse titles and our Programme Listings can be found in the local Peninsula Post newspaper, published weekly and delivered door to door to homes from Whitianga town to Coromandel town and north to Kennedy Bay- and in selected shops in Tairua. Alternatively our listings are available on www.nzcinema.co.nz and www.flicks.co.nz






Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters, 365 Mill Creek Road, Whitianga 3510


Fun for the whole family no matter your age!  Our park like gardens, farm &  Camp Ground offer plenty of shade on those Coromandel hot days. We have over 400 birds to keep you entertained. Sing and dance with the crazy Cockatoos. Hold one of our Macaws. Ride the REAL 7/14" train - no pretending here!  While the kids are climbing the Fort in our playground, adults can relax with a coffee at the Station Cafe. Wander down to the farm park area to feed and interact with our mini horses, donkeys and other friendly farm animals. Such fun!



Ocean Leopard Tours

Ocean Leopard Tours , Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade Rd, Whitianga 3510

Join us and explore one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking stretches of coast on a fun and exhilarating Ocean Leopard Tour.

Pristine coastlines, an abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete tranquillity; with our Full Monty Tour you’ll encounter it all! Visiting stunning beaches, including Lonely Bay, Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, Hahei and the spectacular CATHEDRAL COVE!


Pinnacle Fitness

Pinnacle Fitness, 22 Coghill Street, Whitianga 3510

Full gym facilities. Fitness classes. Full Pilates studio. Full members and casual members welcome.

Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding

Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding, 111 Rangihau Road, Coroglen 3591

We run a team of 30 well- conditioned trekking horses to suit all ages and experience of riders  and some quiet lead- rein ponies  for pre-schoolers who can take a 1/2 hour track across the paddocks, through the kiwifruit orchard and down to the Waiwawa river and back. The guided trail rides will take you through native bush and across open pastures into the rugged Coromandel ranges to take in the stunning views out across the Peninsula. We also have a self-catering cottage available to rent in a private garden setting.

Stargazers Astronomy Tours and B&B

Stargazers Astronomy Tours and B&B, 392 State Highway 25, Kuaotunu 3592

Welcome to STARGAZERS Bed & Breakfast, Observatory and Astronomy tours. Nestled in a protected valley in Kuaotunu 16km north of Whitianga on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula , STARGAZERS offers an ideal dark sky site to observe the stunning southern night sky in all its glory with a range of optical tools on offer

The Lost Spring

The Lost Spring, 121A Cook Drive , Whitianga 3510

Visit Whitianga’s luxury Thermal Springs, Day Spa and Restaurant for a unique and indulgent experience. Forget the real world for a day and come relax, rejuvenate and let yourself be pampered at our special paradise.

The Pour House home of The Coromandel Brewing Comp

The Pour House home of The Coromandel Brewing Comp, 7 Grange Road, Hahei 3591

A beautifully crafted little brewery bar with a uniquely Coromandel flavour.  The new place is called THE POUR HOUSE and houses a bar and eatery with the option to view the brewer at work and chat with him if if he is free!   These beers are only available in the Coromandel, you will not find them anywhere else!

Waters Edge Charters

Waters Edge Charters, , Whitianga 3510

Wildgoose 111
A  ex Australian cray fishing boat converted especially to cater for day fishing, scenic tours and dive  trips. An easy boat to fish from , with plenty of room for everybody and for the storage of gear, dive bottles etc. Wheelchair friendly. Protection from all weather elements. Families and novice fisherman all welcome and well looked after. 

Whiti Farm Park

Whiti Farm Park, 2414 State Highway 25, Whitianga 3591

Rankers Category Winner!     "Best Farm Experience" nationwide!          "Best Attraction" on the Coromandel!
Explore 8 acres of shady, mature farm/park-like surroundings with a quirky touch of Kiwiana. Meet, hand-feed, cuddle and interact with over 100 friendly, domestic, farmyard and exotic birds, animals and reptiles, in a safe, clean environment. AN AFFORDABLE FUN FILLED DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY. Bounce on the 6 meter trampoline, Roll in the hay, Climb the tree huts, Discover farm machinery! Drive the train, and play fireman in a real fire engine! so much to inspire, intrigue and educate. The stuff memories are made from!

Whitianga Marina Society

Whitianga Marina Society, Dundas St , Whitianga 3510

 Whitianga Marina welcomes all travellers. Gate way to the Mercury Islands Play Ground.

Easy access to a beautiful marina that is literally right in town. We listen in on VHF channel 78 or phone us on 07 8662456 for a booking or information.

We are proud to be a certified NZ Clean Marina and our pristine Haul Out facilities are second to none and open 7 days for your convenience. 

Foriegn vessels with tax exemption certificates are very welcome. We love to meet new faces.

Because we care about Mother Earth, we recycle our waste. Please ensure to separate your rubbish.