Whitianga is located on the east side of the Coromandel Peninsula, just over 200km from Auckland city. Renowned for its world-class beaches and water sports, Whitianga is the perfect summer holiday spot. Here’s our pick of the 5 top things to do in Whitianga, all easily accessible by rental car.
Cave Cruzer Adventures
Cave Cruzer Adventures offer two unique scenic cruises. Each tour takes you to a number of interesting places in and around Whitianga, including Cathedral Cove and Cooks Blowhole with the chance of seeing penguins, dolphins and Orcas. Snorkelling and swimming optional. Minimum numbers may apply.
The Lost Spring
Sit back and relax in the hot thermal pools at The Lost Spring while taking in the stunning surroundings. With sculpted pools, a smoking volcano and soothing waterfalls, it’s a great place to wind down after a busy day of shopping.
Star Trek Charters
An adventure for the keen fisherman, Star Trek Charters offer snapper trips, game fishing and diving with an experienced and friendly team at your side. Day and overnight trips available.
Twin Oaks Riding Ranch
Located 9km north of Whitianga, Twin Oaks offers horseback trekking for riders of all levels through native bush and farmland. Enjoy spectacular scenery and views while riding a horse suited to your skill level.
Bay Carving offers a unique, kiwi experience for people of all ages. Classes run for two hours and everyone can carve their own bone carving. Take something unique and personalised home from your holiday.
New Zealand Rent A Car has a variety of reliable Whitianga rental cars to get you around, wherever your visit to Whitianga takes you.