Ever since Kupe’s canoe arrived in 950 CE, Whitianga has been famous for food, comfort, scenery, and its Hot Water Beach.  Thermal springs well up below the high tide mark.

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 Cooks Beach vineyard, Whitianga, Coromandel  Tourism Coromandel

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The alternative lifestyle of this area is reflected in the unique, boutique accommodation options on offer here. There are many to choose from!

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Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this beautiful area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do in Whitianga

  • Dig your own hot pool at Hot Water Beach
  • Snorkel, dive, swim or kayak at stunning Cathedral Cove
  • Don't miss the annual Whitianga Scallop Festival!
  • Take a day trip to Cooks Beach, Buffalo Beach or Wharekaho
  • Wander the beautiful Cathedral Cove Walk

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How do you get to Whitianga?

  • Travel by Plane
    • There are no air services to Whitianga. However, Whitianga is easily accessible, located within two hours’ drive from three major airports: Auckland, Rotorua and Tauranga.
  • Travel by Train
    • There are no train services to Whitianga.
  • Travel by Bus
    • The Coromandel has several local bus and shuttle companies, many of which stop in Whitianga. Many national bus and tour companies include Whitianga in their itineraries as either a day trip, drive-through or overnight destination.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car options available in Whitianga. Most visitors pick up their rentals in other North Island destinations.