The Mercury Bay area of the Coromandel Peninsula is an area of stunning beaches, bays and walking tracks.

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.

Directions to Villa Toscana from Auckland

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Take the Southern Motorway (SH1) heading towards Hamilton. Follow the motorway through the southern suburbs of Auckland and then up and over the hill at Bombay. Continue down the hill staying in the left hand lane and take the Coromandel Peninsula exit towards the bottom of the hill.

Follow this road for approximately 45 minutes and then take the Thames/Coromandel Peninsula exit. Continue on this road until you cross the Waihou River (passing New Zealand's historic and longest one-lane bridge at Kopu).

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and then just under 1km take the first exit onto SH25A with the sign pointing to Whitianga. At this point you're still 90km from Villa Toscana but this is the most beautiful part of the journey through the Coromandel Ranges, native bush and scenic views. If it is raining be extra careful through the hills.

Drive through Tairua and continue until you arrive in Whitianga. At this point you are only 10 minutes away from us. At the main round-about continue straight through and follow the road to the T-intersection where you'll arrive at Buffalo Beach Road.

Turn left at the beach and follow the road along the bay for about 2km and just before the road starts to climb the hill, turn left into Centennial Drive. Follow this road all the way to the top of the hill and then turn left into Rimu Street and continue through Ohuka Park.

Continue driving through the park for about 1km and then turn right onto the private driveway at the little yellow Villa Toscana sign.

Continue until you arrive at your parking spot and... the view!

Welcome to Tuscany!

If by any chance you need help and you have a mobile phone, please call us and we'll come to your rescue.

Our phone number at the Villa is 07 866 2293 and our mobile phone number is 027 487 1833.

See you soon.
Giorgio and Margherita

Fabulous location and even better hosts in dramatic landscape overlooking Mercury Bay. Spacious accommodation, beautiful kitchen and most interesting Italian wines. Look for Margherita's art!
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