Whitianga is on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula, 208 km from Auckland is a beautiful seaside town with it's long safe swimming beaches and waterways.. It is situated on the coast of Mercury Bay along the 5 km long Buffalo Beach. The town center is at the southern end of the beach. Buffalo Beach is named after the HMS Buffalo, which was wrecked during a storm in 1840 while anchored in Mercury Bay. Her anchor can be seen at a monument at Buffalo Beach.
A passenger ferry crosses from Whitianga to Ferry Landing, close to Cooks Beach. The alternative to the two minute ferry crossing is a 45 minute drive around Whitianga Harbour.
For more information on Whitianga visit www.whitianga.co.nz
Need a shuttle or taxi from the Airport
$15 into town
Is located 1.5 NM west of Whitianga township