Andreas Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Whitianga

Dive HQ
Dive Zone
7 Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga, find us by the Marina, Ph: 07 867 1580


Glass Bottom Boat - Mercury Bay
Glass Bottom Boat

Departs Whitianga Wharf
Ph: 07 867 1962 or Skippers Mobile: 021 478 290
or any Information Centre


Sea Cave Adventures
FREEPHONE 0800 806060


The Lost Spring
Thermal Pools | Day Spa | Dining
121A Cook Drive Whitianga
Ph: (07) 866 04565


Twin Oaks Riding Ranch

927 State Highway 25, Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, NZ
Phone (07) 866 5388


Other Activities:

309 Road, Driving Creek railway, swimming, diving, snorkelling, bushwalking, scenic cruises, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, relaxed shopping, fine dining at local cafe’s and restaurants, golfing, bone carving, golf, mini golf, cinema, museum

Located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, the resort town of Whitianga has attracted visitors to Mercury Bay for more than a thousand years, since Maori explorer Kupe first settled here around 950AD. But it was Captain James Cook who gave the area its name, when he anchored in the bay in 1769 to observe the transit of Mercury.

Now an established tourist resort, the Bay’s spectacular coastline is dotted with islands and its relatively sheltered waters are perfect for all water sports and marine activities. There are a large range of onshore activities to enjoy as well to make your Whitianga stay a complete and memorable experience.


Cathedral Cove Accessible only on foot or by boat, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. The track begins at the northern end of Hahei. Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Te Whanganui- A-Hei, covers 9 square kilometres and is New Zealand’s sixth marine reserve.

Cathedral Cove Walk There are several scenic tracks on land adjacent to the reserve, including the 2hr return walk to Cathedral Cove track, which gives access to Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove. Foot access to the Cathedral Cove car park is at the western end of Hahei Beach and vehicle access is up Grange Road (turn left past shops and go all the way to end of Grange Road).

Hot Water Beach - for two hours either side of low tide, visitors can dig themselves into the sand and enjoy the hot spring waters. Hot Water Beach is a popular surfing beach. We advise caution when swimming.

Hahei - from the lookout of this attractive beach (named after the Maori Chief Hei) there is access to Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. The beach is 1.5 km long, offers good swimming, boating and surfcasting.

Cooks Beach - flanked by Shakespeare Cliff to the west and the picnic spot of Purangi River to the East, this 3 km long beach is a popular visitor destination. Good fishing and swimming for all ages.

Whitianga - Buffalo Beach

Buffalo Beach - named after the H.M.S. Buffalo wrecked here in 1840, this beach offers safe swimming, plus good fishing and shellfish collecting. Further north is Wharekaho Beach, where the area's main Maori Pa was located.

Kuaotunu – once a thriving gold mining town, this area offers a good beach, fishing and access - via the famous Black Jack Road - to the picturesque white sand beaches of Otama and Opito.

Whitianga Wharf - the centre for boating and fishing activity, where you can take the passenger Ferry to Ferry Landing and Flaxmill Bay or the shuttle to Cooks Beach, Hahei, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.

Wharekaho (Simpsons Beach) Cooks first landing place in NZ

Lonely Bay, just a short picturesque walk from Whitianga Wharf


Whitianga - Buffalo Beach


Cathedral Cove

Hot Water Beach Fun

Hot Water Beach


Shakespeare's Cliff

Shags at Whitianga Harbour


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The Lost Spring - Whitianga's thermal wonderland





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