Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand


From Whitianga you can enjoy the beaches, water sports and boat excursions of Mercury Bay. Expect great seafood and enjoy a forest walk or two.

If you’re exploring the Coromandel Peninsula, you’ll soon come to Whitianga – the main town in Mercury Bay. When native forests were being harvested on the peninsula in the 1800s and early 1900s, Whitianga was a timber port. Ships from Europe sailed in to Whitianga's deep-water harbour to load up with valuable kauri. Today, the township depends on fishing, Farmingg and tourism for its prosperity.

If you're in Whitianga during September, don't miss the Whitianga Scallop Festival- a weekend of indulgence with more than 60 food and wine stalls, seafood cooking demonstrations and competitions including scallop shucking.

Accommodation is plentiful for much of the year, but the town gets busy over the Christmas holiday period. You’ll find a great choice of places to eat and drink. Dolphins live in the bay and sometimes frolic around the wharf. A passenger ferry provides a link with the Cooks Beach side of the harbour.

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970 Lonely Bay Lodge - Accommodation in Cooks Beach New Zealand
9.80 61 Reviews
Cooks Beach
970 Lonely Bay Lodge offers luxury boutique B&B accommodation, just 200 metres from Cooks Beach. Guests have a choice of 4 spacious suites, each with an outdoor terrace and en suite bathroom. Facilities at 970 Lonely Bay Lodge Whitianga include a library with fireplace, and a sitting ro... (more)
A Room With A View - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.90 26 Reviews
Boasting lovely views of Mercury Bay from your private patio, A Room With A View offers guests the perfect escape, 5 minutes’ drive from central Whitianga. Free WiFi access and free breakfast is provided. A Room With A View Whitianga is 15 minutes’ drive from Whitianga Harbour and 20 mi... (more)
Admiralty Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.10 277 Reviews
Affordable luxury beachfront lodge accommodation is what you'll find at Admiralty Lodge. With 18 self-contained Qualmark 5-star apartments (all with magnificent sea views) plus a heated swimming pool, you'll be able to settle in and enjoy your stay. Not only will you be centrally located, ... (more)
Albert Number 6 - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.60 227 Reviews
Albert Number 6 is just 300 metres from Buffalo Beach, on the Pacific Coast of the Coromandel. It offers barbecue facilities, an outdoor deck with ocean views, and free on-site parking. Guests can choose from a range of accommodation, from lively dormitory rooms to private studios with ... (more)
Anchorage Motel & Bay Watch Backpackers - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.70 18 Reviews
Your hosts, Rhonda & Ron, welcome you to Whitianga and invite you to stay at Anchorage Motel & Bay Watch Backpackers. We are situated directly opposite the beach and within 2 minutes walking distance of the town-centre shops and restaurants, and a short boat trip from Ferry Landing. Close ... (more)
Andreas Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.30 64 Reviews
Andrea's Bed & Breakfast offers modern accommodation in a quiet location, just 2 minutes walk from Buffalo Beach. Free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs are included, along with a balcony with garden views from both rooms. Just 1.5 km from the cafes, restaurants and bars in Whitianga town centr... (more)
Aotearoa Lodge - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
7.90 156 Reviews
Set on 2.5 acres of peaceful gardens, Aotearoa Lodge offers self-catering accommodation within a 5-minute stroll of Buffalo Beach. Guests have access to a shared lounge area and barbecue facilities. Each studio and apartment at Aotearoa Lodge Whitianga includes a TV, en suite bathroom a... (more)
Aqua Soleil Holiday Villas - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
10.00 8 Reviews
Aqua Soleil Villas have apartments that sleep 4-6 persons. These apartments are 2 storied, fully furnished and self-contained with all linen and towels provided. Most villas have sea views. Check out our special rates for the school holidays! Upstairs accommodates 4 guests in 2 bedrooms... (more)
ASURE Marina Park Apartments - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.80 200 Reviews
Located beside the marina in the heart of Whitianga, Marina Park Apartments offers spacious self-contained apartments with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.Guests at Marina Park Whitianga have access to a heated swimming pool, a spa pool, a fitness centre and Wi-FI internet.... (more)
At Parkland Place - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.60 106 Reviews
At Parkland Place features a quiet location next to an estuary and farmland, a 5-minute walk from Brophy and Buffalo Beaches. It offers continental breakfast, barbecue facilities and an in-house massage service. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided. The heated guest rooms are... (more)
Baileys At The Beach - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.00 80 Reviews
Baileys At The Beach is located in Whitianga and offers free WiFi and a free airport shuttle service. There is also a tour desk, barbecue facilities and a garden. The property is a 15-minute drive from Shakespeare Cliff Scenic Historical Reserve and a 27-minute drive from Cooks Beach. I... (more)
Bayview at 91 - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
10.00 153 Reviews
Overlooking Mercury Bay, Bayview at 91 offers free Wi-Fi and included breakfast. All accommodation features a patio or balcony offering stunning views over Mercury Bay, Whitianga and the surrounding mountain ranges. All accommodation features outdoor furniture, a TV with satellite chann... (more)
Beach Motel and Cabins - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
6.70 47 Reviews
Directly opposite Buffalo Beach, Beach Motel offers studios with a private patio and a kitchenette. Set in lovely lavender and rose gardens, the property also features a BBQ area and free parking. Guests enjoy 50 MB of free Wi-Fi access per stay. Just 5 minutes’ drive from Whitianga tow... (more)
Beachfront Resort - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.50 223 Reviews
Featuring direct beach access, this resort has a barbecue area overlooking the ocean. Each self-contained apartment includes a private balcony or patio. Many apartments also have stunning ocean views.Beachfront Resort is located in Whitianga, overlooking Mercury Bay on the Coromandel Penin... (more)
Beachside Resort Motel Whitianga - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.20 500 Reviews
Beachside Resort Motel is less than a 5 minute walk from central Whitianga and less than 110 yards from Buffalo Beach. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a tennis court. All of the rooms at Beachside Resort have satellite TV and a DVD player. The self contained apartments also have a kit... (more)
Blue Water Apartments - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.60 128 Reviews
Situated across the road from Buffalo Beach, Blue Water Apartments offers spacious apartments with sea views and free Wi-Fi. The property is a 5-minute walk to Whitianga Marina. All apartments include a flat-screen TV and a DVD player. Each apartment has a microwave and refrigerator. ... (more)
Centennial Heights B&B - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
7.40 39 Reviews
Experience the beauty of Whitianga and stay in stylish accommodation at affordable prices. Awake to sound of tuis, spectacular sea views from the living area and enjoy a delicious self-catered breakfast. Your hosts, Lee & Marlene, will do their best to make your stay a pleasant and memo... (more)
Central Park Motel - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.60 11 Reviews
Welcome to Central Park Motel..TRAVELBUG AWARD WINNER Please contact Natasha on 0272109867 for any enquiries.. The Units have been FULLY RENOVATED & are fully self contained.. A FREE COOKED BREAKFAST on your first nights stay. Please enquire about our Winter Weekday Specials, f... (more)
Crowsnest Apartments - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.90 116 Reviews
Crowsnest is a Qualmark 4-star plus Motel located only 20m from the Whitianga beach. It has 27 luxury apartments, most with sea views; elevator to all levels for easy access with a range of apartment sizes from 1brm to 4brm. Roof deck with spa pool and outdoor tables and chairs can be used... (more)
Esplanade Apartments - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.80 88 Reviews
Located directly opposite the harbour and 2 minutes’ walk from Whitianga’s main beach, Esplanade Apartments offers private balconies with views of the swimming pool, marina or ocean.Esplanade Apartments Whitianga are located 250 metres from the heart of the town centre. The complex feature... (more)
Flaxmill Bay Motel - Accommodation in Ferry Landing New Zealand
8.30 7 Reviews
Ferry Landing
The Motel consists of four one bedroom, self contained units that can sleep between four to seven people. Flaxmill Bay Motel is a prefect getaway for couples, or book all four units for a fabulous group holiday. Kids (and parents) can enjoy our fully fenced flat property.Each unit has:A se... (more)
Halcyon Heights B & B - Accommodation in Kaimarama New Zealand
10.00 4 Reviews
Bed & Breakfast/Farm Stay accommodation 10 minutes from Whitianga. We are also a Bird & Animal Park with over 40 species of birds. We have many pet animals and reptiles. 20 minutes from Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove and Hahei.The Bed & Breakfast rooms are located within the family home -... (more)
Harbour Drive B&B - Accommodation in Matarangi New Zealand
9.50 7 Reviews
Matarangi, Matarangi
Harbour Drive B&B is located at the magnificent beach resort of Matarangi, 25kms north of Whitianga. Free WiFi and free car parking are included.The bedroom has access to a patio which overlooks the lake. The tiled guest bathroom has a bath and shower and hairdryer.There is a private guest... (more)
Harbourside Holiday Park - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
7.90 81 Reviews
Stay in our family park set amongst beautiful shady trees. Harbourside Holiday Park is directly opposite a small sandy estuary beach. We are just 450m to the centre of Whitianga and an easy walk to the wharf, beaches and restaurants. We have large powered and non-powered campsites (some he... (more)
Hitide Bed & Breakfast - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
A modern home situated on Buffalo Beach Road with stunning views over Mercury Bay. Breakfast provisions are supplied and your lounge/kitchenette includes a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.Adjoining your room is a private ensuite beautifully tiled with shower/toilet/basin. Your room... (more)
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