DiscoverWhitianga

About Whitianga

Whitianga is the main settlement of the Mercury Bay on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. An attractive township with a deep-water harbour, Whitianga is a place where you can do a little or a lot - the pace of life can be as busy or as calm as you choose.

The Mercury Bay is an area of water on the eastern Coromandel Peninsula that encompasses a spectacular coast flanked by islands. The beautiful harbour has made Whitianga the home of the Mercury Bay Boating club and the main departure point for big game fishing enthusiasts and many other water activities.

An increasing popular New Zealand North Island summer get-a-way spot, Whitianga & the Mercury Bay region is located on the Eastern side of The Coromandel Peninsula, 208kms from Auckland, 93km from Thames, and 42 km from Tairua. Is it near some popular Coromandel tourist spots including Hahei, Catherdral Cove, and Hot Water Beach

With the world-renowned Coromandel Coast and the Cathedral Cove (Te Whanganui-A-Hei) Marine Reserve on its doorstep, you will find many charter boats plying the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing, diving or scenic cruising trips. The Whitianga Marina is a world class New Zealand 'Clean Marina' and a popular stop-off point for both local and international boat owners visiting the Coromandel Peninsula.

Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years since Maori explorer Kupe's tribe settled here after his visit in about 950 A.D. Now a thriving coastal town with 4,000 permanent residents Whitianga is evolving into a delightful place to visit and fast becoming one New Zealand's most popular North Island summer holiday destinations.

The traditional forms of accommodation are being upgraded with establishments of an international standard. Whitianga hosts a number of fun and exciting events throughout the year, and offers an excellent selection of fine restaurants and cafes, and a wide variety of accommodation to cater for everyone. The thriving retail community provides an interesting collection of outlets, and within a short drive, there are plenty of stunning beaches, scenic walks and beautiful sights waiting for you...

Things To Do In Whitianga

Visitors to the area are spoilt for choice, with a wide range of fun and interesting land-based and water-based activities and attractions for people of all ages on offer in and around Whitianga Township and the wider Mercury Bay area. There are fish to catch and shellfish to gather; the relatively sheltered waters of the bay are great for all water sports. On land there are bush walks and horse trekking over picturesque farmland; or check out the local artists who reside in our area, renowned for its inspirational landscape.

The Whitianga iSite Visitors Centre is located on the main street, and provides visitors to the region with easy access to detailed local information and advice along with a range of brochures, maps, schedules and timetables. The helpful staff at the iSite Visitors Centre will help you discover everything that Whitianga, the Mercury Bay and The Coromandel has to offer.

With its close proximity to other popular Coromandel tourist spots, the friendly staff at the Visitors Centre will be able to assist you in planning trips from Whitianga to some well known nearby New Zealand attractions including Kuaotunu & Matarangi, Hahei Beach & Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and Cooks Beach.

From Whitianga you can easily make a day trip over the hill to Tairua or Pauanui. On The Coromandel's West Coast you can enjoy a day exploring the Firth of Thames, or the historical Coromandel Township. Or if you take the road north up the Coromandel from Whitanga you will arrive at some beautiful Coromandel beaches such as Kuaotunu, Matarangi, Whangapoua and New Chums Beach.

Please browse our website to learn more about what to do in Whitianga and the surrounding areas. You can also check out our local business directory for detailed information and contact details for many of the regions local tour operators and activities, as well as accommodation, hospitality establishments and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you and we're sure you will enjoy exploring this unique and special part of New Zealand. Please browse our site to learn about the many fun and interesting things to do on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.
Glass Bottom Boat

Glass Bottom Boat

Whitianga
Cave Cruzer

Cave Cruzer

Whitianga, Coromandel
Whiti Cross WOD

Whiti Cross WOD

Whitianga
Mercury Bay Museum

Mercury Bay Museum

Whitianga
Cathedral Cove Cruises

Cathedral Cove Cruises

Whitianga, Waikato
Leanne Adams Reiki Master / Artist

Leanne Adams Reiki Master / Artist

Whitianga, Waikato
Waka Tours

Waka Tours

Whitianga
Banana Boat

Banana Boat

Whitianga, Waikato
Mercury Bay Art Escape

Mercury Bay Art Escape

Whitianga, Waikato
Whiti Farm Park

Whiti Farm Park

Whitianga, Waikato

Upcoming Events

Where to eat in Whitianga

Whitianga is a haven of delight for the foodie. From gourmet burgers to Indian, Thai, Asian fusion, Pizzas and of course your regular pub lunch or the faithful takeaway. The Whitianga Scallop Festival is a large drawcard for quality seafood and of course celebrity chefs, this annual event has become a benchmark for the quality of restaurants in the area of Mercury Bay.

The café culture in the Whitianga is sophisticated, with strong community support and exciting menus to satisfy the whole family. Let's not forget about the local pubs, and of course a pie and coffee from one of the many bakeries can be found from the early hours of the morning.
Grace O'Malley's Irish Inn

Grace O'Malley's Irish Inn

Whitianga, Whitianga
Zip Zap Deliveries

Zip Zap Deliveries

Whitianga, Waikato
Whitianga Hotel

Whitianga Hotel

Whitianga
The Lost Spring

The Lost Spring

Whitianga, Waikato
Frankies Sports Bar & Grill Whitianga

Frankies Sports Bar & Grill Whitianga

Whitianga
Buffalo Beach Takeaways

Buffalo Beach Takeaways

Whitianga
Espy Cafe

Espy Cafe

Whitianga
The French Fig

The French Fig

Whitianga

Retail therapy in Whitianga

Whitianga has no bounds on satisfying your retail needs. Whether you need a pair of designer shoes, branded surf baggies, quality linen or a boat, Whitianga has it. With a fast-growing population, the town's retail market is growing from strength to strength.

Accommodation in Whitianga

There are many online accommodation options as well as 3 local holiday parks offering camping and chalets. Permanent rentals are usually short-lived as many of the homes are owner-occupied over the summer. However, there is currently a growth in property development and building of homes in Whitianga and the surrounding areas on the Coromandel Peninsula - so many options are available.
Crow's Nest Apartments

Crow's Nest Apartments

Whitianga
Mana-Nui Motel

Mana-Nui Motel

Whitianga
Villa Toscana

Villa Toscana

Whitianga, Waikato
Beachside Resort

Beachside Resort

Whitianga
Beachfront Resort

Beachfront Resort

Whitianga, Waikato
Perfect Little Getaway

Perfect Little Getaway

Whitianga, Waikato
Whitianga Continuing Care

Whitianga Continuing Care

Whitianga, Waikato
Oceanside Motel

Oceanside Motel

Whitianga, Waikato
Bayside Holiday Units

Bayside Holiday Units

Whitianga, Waikato
Absolute Beachview

Absolute Beachview

Whitianga, Waikato
Andrea's Bed & Breakfast

Andrea's Bed & Breakfast

Whitianga, Waikato
Blue Marlin Apartments

Blue Marlin Apartments

Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula
Esplanade Apartments

Esplanade Apartments

Whitianga
Ohuka Place Homestay

Ohuka Place Homestay

Whitianga, Waikato
Marina Park Apartments

Marina Park Apartments

Whitianga
Whitianga Bed & Breakfast

Whitianga Bed & Breakfast

Whitianga, Waikato
Shearwater on the Estuary

Shearwater on the Estuary

Whitianga
Sovereign Pier on the Waterways

Sovereign Pier on the Waterways

Whitianga, Waikato
Anchorage Motel

Anchorage Motel

Whitianga
Rooftops

Rooftops

Whitianga, Thames-Coromandel
Harbourside Holiday Park

Harbourside Holiday Park

Whitianga
Within the Bays

Within the Bays

Whitianga, Waikato
Rosalie on Albert

Rosalie on Albert

Whitianga
Rest at the Beach

Rest at the Beach

Whitianga, Waikato
Oceans Resort

Oceans Resort

Whitianga
Turtle Cove Accommodation

Turtle Cove Accommodation

Whitianga, Waikato
46onBuffalo

46onBuffalo

Whitianga, Waikato
Waterfront Apartments

Waterfront Apartments

Whitianga, Waikato

Live & work in Whitianga

Being a central business hub on the Coromandel Peninsula, Whitianga has many job opportunities although often seasonal. The Mercury Bay Area School is the largest area school on the North Island with now over 1000 students enrolled. With the area developing at the current rate, the need for professionals is on the increase and job opportunities will be on the rise.
Think Water Whitianga

Think Water Whitianga

Whitianga
Media Flair

Media Flair

Whitianga, Waikato
Mercury Bay Electrical Ltd.

Mercury Bay Electrical Ltd.

Whitianga, Waikato
Peninsula Auto Electric & Marine

Peninsula Auto Electric & Marine

Whitianga, Waikato
Paradise Pet Grooming

Paradise Pet Grooming

Whitianga, Waikato
Leanne Adams Reiki Master / Artist

Leanne Adams Reiki Master / Artist

Whitianga, Waikato
Surveying Services Limited

Surveying Services Limited

Whitianga
Peninsula Cars & Commercials

Peninsula Cars & Commercials

Whitianga, Waikato
All About Whitianga

All About Whitianga

Whitianga
Whitianga Waterways

Whitianga Waterways

Whitianga, Waikato
WHITIANGA MARINE CENTRE

WHITIANGA MARINE CENTRE

Whitianga, Waikato
Thomassen Roofing

Thomassen Roofing

Whitianga, Waikato
Mastercraft Kitchens

Mastercraft Kitchens

Whitianga, Waikato
Helston Projects Ltd

Helston Projects Ltd

Whitianga, Waikato
Vitajuwel New Zealand

Vitajuwel New Zealand

Whitianga, Waikato
Mercury Bay Business Association

Mercury Bay Business Association

Whitianga, Waikato
Harcourts - Coromandel Beaches Realty Ltd

Harcourts - Coromandel Beaches Realty Ltd

Whitianga
Styled Spaces

Styled Spaces

Whitianga
Concrete Worx

Concrete Worx

Whitianga, Waikato
Santos De Santos Satellite TV Systems

Santos De Santos Satellite TV Systems

Whitianga, Waikato
Good Energy

Good Energy

Whitianga, Waikato
Coastline Excavations Ltd

Coastline Excavations Ltd

Whitianga, Waikato
Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand

Whitianga
Whitanga Plumbing and Drainage

Whitanga Plumbing and Drainage

Whitianga, Waikato
Lindner - Counselling and Therapy Services

Lindner - Counselling and Therapy Services

Whitianga
Donna Russell-Real Estate & Property Management Remax Whitianga

Donna Russell-Real Estate & Property Management Remax Whitianga

Whitianga, Waikato
Mercury Bay Plumbing & Drainage

Mercury Bay Plumbing & Drainage

Whitianga, Waikato
Mercury Bay Area School

Mercury Bay Area School

Whitianga, Waikato
Peninsula Roofing & Scaffolding

Peninsula Roofing & Scaffolding

Whitianga, Waikato
Coromandel Cleaning and Property Services

Coromandel Cleaning and Property Services

Whitianga
Evakona Education

Evakona Education

Whitianga, Waikato
Bayleys Realy

Bayleys Realy

Whitianga
G J Gardner Homes

G J Gardner Homes

Whitianga
Tech Solutions Limited

Tech Solutions Limited

Whitianga
The Primary Focus Limited

The Primary Focus Limited

Whitianga, Waikato
Cinders Fairies

Cinders Fairies

Whitianga, Waikato
Master Carpet Care Ltd

Master Carpet Care Ltd

Whitianga, Waikato
The AutoBarn

The AutoBarn

Whitianga, Waikato
Whitianga Plumbing & Drainage

Whitianga Plumbing & Drainage

Whitianga, Waikato
Living for Music

Living for Music

Whitianga, Waikato
HD Flooring NZ

HD Flooring NZ

Whitianga
Van de Ven Builders

Van de Ven Builders

Whitianga, Waikato