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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Mana-Nui Motel - Accommodation in Whitianga 3542 New Zealand
9.20 28 Reviews
Whitianga 3542
Just 300 metres from the white sands of Buffalo Beach, Mana-Nui Motel offers an outdoor pool and a hot tub. All guest rooms feature heating, a flat-screen TV and 100MB of free Wi-Fi.Mana-Nui Motel is a 5-minute walk from The Lost Spring hot pools. Kuaotunu Beach is a 15-minute drive and Co... (more)
Marlin Apartments - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.40 82 Reviews
Located directly across the road from Buffalo Beach, Marlin Apartments offers free on-site parking. The property has barbecue and laundry facilities.Each apartment is equipped with cooking facilities including a microwave, a fridge and a stove. All are located on the ground floor and have ... (more)
Mercury Bay Holiday Park - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.60 63 Reviews
Located next to Whitianga Estuary, this property features an outdoor pool, a BBQ area and a games room with billiards. Guests enjoy free on-site parking.Just 15 minutes’ walk from The Lost Spring, Mercury Bay Holiday Park is 400 metres from Whitianga's town centre. Whitianga Airport is a 5... (more)
Mill Creek Campervan Park - Accommodation in Kaimarama New Zealand
10.00 2 Reviews
15 powered campervan sites and 10 large tent sites st in a beautiful, tranquil valley surrounded by bush and mountains. The camp is within our Bird & Animal park and entry is included with your camp fee.Lovely hot showers (no coins needed). Full kitchen facilities. BBQ areas. Swimming hole... (more)
Oceans Resort Whitianga - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
9.20 516 Reviews
Located next to the Lost Spring Thermal Pools, this resort offers direct access to Buffalo Beach and has a heated outdoor pool, tennis court and a children's playground. Free Wi-Fi is available in most rooms and all public areas.Each apartment at Oceans Resort has a modern fully equipped k... (more)
On the Beach Backpackers Lodge - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.20 173 Reviews
Situated opposite Buffalo Beach, On the Beach Backpackers Lodge offers both private rooms with en suite bathroom and shared dormitory accommodation. Guests have free use of kayaks and bodyboards.Facilities at Whitianga On The Beach Backpackers include a shared kitchen, guest lounge area an... (more)
Peninsula Motel - Accommodation in Whitianga New Zealand
8.60 186 Reviews
Whitianga, Whitianga
Peninsula Motel is a 10 minutes’ walk from Whitianga’s Lost Springs Thermal Pools and Buffalo Beach. The property features free Wi-Fi access, barbecue facilities and ample parking space for large vehicles like trucks and boats.The accommodations come with either a kitchenette or a well-equ... (more)
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