Things to do in Whitianga,
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Visitors to Whitianga are spoilt for choice, with a wide range of land-based and water-based activities and attractions for people of all ages on offer. There are fish to catch and shellfish to gather; the relatively sheltered waters of the bay are great for all water sports.

Whitianga is the perfect holiday spot to explore the Coromandel region, being in close proximity to a vast array of tourist spots and activities.

Local Activities

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Fishing & Diving

Sea Cave Adventure

Sea Cave Adventure Whitianga

Sea Cave Adventure, Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga

Get Closer, Experiece More - Join Les and experience a personal boat tour like no other. Deprating from Whitianga visit the world famous Cathedral Cove and cruise inside the number of sea caves and blowholes along the Coromandel Coastline.

Ocean Leopard Tours

Ocean Leopard Tours Whitianga

Ocean Leopard Tours Whitianga Wharf, Esplanade Rd Whitianga 3510

Join us and explore one of New Zealand’s most breath-taking stretches of coast on a fun and exhilarating Ocean Leopard Tour. Pristine coastlines, an abundance of marine and bird life, unspoiled native bush and complete tranquillity; with our Full Monty Tour you’ll encounter it all!

Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures Fishing Charter

Epic Adventures is a team dedicated to sharing some of the most enthralling fishing experiences on the planet, all backed up by the friendly service of a family run, NZ home brewed fishing charter company. You can be assured Epic will pull all stops to provide world-class fishing adventures.

Mercury Bay Museum

Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga

Mercury Bay Museum 11A The Esplanade Whitianga 3510

The Coromandel Peninsula's most visited museum with exhibits about the Polynesian navigator Kupe, Maori Artifacts, the Endeavour and James Cook, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), Kauri Timber and Kauri Gum, the old Dairy Factory in which the Museum is housed, early settlers records and photographic collection, Natural History displays and the History of Fishing display. Screening room featuring: "Twelve Days-Captain James Cook in Mercury Bay".(35 minutes)

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga 16 Monk Street Whitianga 3510

Come and join us on this unique 2 hour Eco tour exploring the breathtaking volcanic coastline including spectacular sea caves and famous Cathedral Cove. Watch the awesome marine life up close through the glass bottom or dive in and snorkel the pristine marine reserve with all equipment supplied at no extra charge.

Island Explorer Charters

Island Explorer Charters Whitianga

Island Explorer Charters 3 Tarapatiki Drive Whitianga 3510

Welcome aboard our luxury 46 foot launch for your Mercury Bay Cruises or Fishing experience. Triple Vision is a very stable and user friendly launch surveyed for 35 people plus 2 crew inshore. It has great viewing from the fly bridge with seating for 12, seating at the rear of the boat plus comfort in the main cabin and cockpit areas. Come cruise with us and discover the breathtaking coastline of beautiful Mercury Bay.

Longshore Marine

Longshore Marine Whitianga

Longshore Marine 1/16 Blacksmith Lane Whitianga 3510

For your fishing and chandlery needs. We also hire kayaks, fishing rods and life jackets.

Dive Zone Whitianga


Dive Zone Whitianga 10 Campbell Street Whitianga 3510

Dive Zone Whitianga offers : a huge range of dive equipment for sale and hire, gear and tank testing and servicing, operates daily dive charters. a comprehensive range of recreational and professional PADI dive programmes. We pride ourselves on being a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with exceptional service and a well qualified team of Instructors.

Mercury Bay Golf & Country Club

Mercury Bay Golf & Country Club

Mercury Bay Golf and Country Club 12 Golf Road Whitianga 3591

18 Hole Golf Course, Full club hire. Well equipped golf shop. Memberships available. Summer Membership just $450 (for the 6 month period of daylight savings)!

Combat & Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park

Combat & Fun Zone Adventure & Family Park

Combat and Fun Zone Aventure and Family Park 108 Kaimarama Road Whitianga 3591

7 activities to choose from for just $15pp including Archery for beginners, Soccer Golf, Outdoor Laser Tag, Target Paintball Shooting, Laser Clay Shooting and Kids Quads. AMAZING!!! Argo Rides $25pp (take a fun trip through native bush and forest with beautiful views of Mercury Bay and Centre Island - muddy good fun!) or create a Triple Combo - any 3 activities for $40pp. PLUS Combat paintball from just $40pp! There’s has something for everyone at Combat and Fun Zone! Family concessions - 4 Triple Combos $150. Mega Combos $60pp for 5 activities.

Whiti Farm Park

Whiti Farm Park

Whiti Farm Park 2414 State Highway 25 Whitianga 3591

Explore 8 acres of shady, mature farm/park-like surroundings with a quirky touch of Kiwiana. Meet, hand-feed, cuddle and interact with over 100 friendly, domestic, farmyard and exotic birds, animals and reptiles, in a safe, clean environment.

Mill Creek Bird & Animal Encounters

Mill Creek Park & Animal Encounters

Mill Creek Bird and Animal Encounters 365 Mill Creek Road Whitianga 3510

Fun for the whole family no matter your age! Our park like gardens, farm & Camp Ground offer plenty of shade on those Coromandel hot days. We have over 400 birds to keep you entertained. Sing and dance with the crazy Cockatoos. Hold one of our Macaws. Ride the REAL 7/14" train - no pretending here! While the kids are climbing the Fort in our playground, adults can relax with a coffee at the Station Cafe. Wander down to the farm park area to feed and interact with our mini horses, donkeys and other friendly farm animals. Such fun!

Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding

Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding

Rangihau Ranch Horse Riding 111 Rangihau Road Coroglen 3591

We run a team of 30 well- conditioned trekking horses to suit all ages and experience of riders and some quiet lead- rein ponies for pre-schoolers who can take a 1/2 hour track across the paddocks, through the kiwifruit orchard and down to the Waiwawa river and back. The guided trail rides will take you through native bush and across open pastures into the rugged Coromandel ranges to take in the stunning views out across the Peninsula. We also have a self-catering cottage available to rent in a private garden setting.

Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel

Cathedral Cove Dive & Snorkel

Cathedral Cove Dive and Snorkel 48 Hahei Beach Road Hahei 3591

Scuba Diving at Cathedral Cove, New Zealand, at its Best Situated at the base of Cathedral Cove, Hahei offers spectacular ocean diving and snorkeling trips both within the Marine Reserve plus the islands outside of the reserve boundaries. Learn to PADI Scuba Dive and Snorkel around Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve or try the Discover Scuba Dive – no experience necessary Boat Dive Trips for certified divers - Allow 3 hours.

Cathedral Cove Kayaks

Cathedral Cove Kayaks

Cathedral Cove Kayaks 88 Hahei Beach Rd Hahei RD1

Our trips cover what we believe to be the most spectacular stretch of coast on the Coromandel Peninsula, if not New Zealand. Kayaking is backpacking on the sea. No rush, no noise, just you and nature at its best.

Hahei Explorer

Hahei Explorer

Hahei Explorer, End of on the beach, Wigmore Cres, Hahei, 3591

See all the highlights of our amazing volcanic coastline in one hour on the original Cathedral Cove Boat Tour. Rated by AA as the number one must do water activity in NZ. Visit world famous Cathedral Cove, offshore islands, reefs and sea caves including the marine reserve, Narnia film locations and the hidden underground blowhole. Our tour often encounters penguins, seals and dolphins when they take time out of their busy schedules to visit us in the bay.

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