Whitianga & The Coromandel Peninsula
Local activities in and around Whitianga include boating, game fishing, fishing, kayaking, wind-surfing, golfing, tennis, mountain biking, bush walks, painting, contract bridge, relaxing, reading and contemplation, plus a range of other attractions and must-sees available in the Coromandel area.
Local golf courses include the 18-hole course in Whitianga (10km), Matarangi course (25km), Purangi course (30km) and the Tairua course (40km).
For a unique and relaxing experience, visit The Lost Spring luxury thermal springs & day spa in Whitianga.
The Mercury Bay area of the Coromandel Peninsula is an area of stunning beaches, bays and walking tracks. Catch the passenger ferry across the river to Ferry Landing and explore further to Cooks Beach, Hahei Beach, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Or head north to visit Kuautunu Beach, the stunning Otama Beach and the world famous New Chums Beach.
Or take one of the scenic boat trips departing from Whitianga to experience this stunning volcanic coastline from the water and perhaps get up close to some marine mammals including dolphins, orcas or seals.