Whitianga is located on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula, 208 km from Auckland, 93 km from Thames, 42 km from Tairua. It is situated on the coast of Mercury Bay along the 5 km long east-facing Buffalo Beach. The town centre is at the southern end of the beach.
Buffalo Beach is named after the HMS Buffalo, which was wrecked during a storm while anchored in Mercury Bay. Her anchor can be seen at a monument at Buffalo Beach.
Whitianga Ferry, which crosses to Ferry Landing
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.
Whitianga and Surrounds
With Thames called the Gateway to the Peninsula the region boasts an enclave of pristine beaches up to west coast overlooking the Firth of Thames to the east coast with sheltered bays, sandy beaches and coastal settlements.
Whitianga has cemented its place as a destination with a selection of good quality holiday/permanent homes, popular restaurants and bars and boutique shopping opportunities. Boasting two supermarkets, The Warehouse and Placemakers making our region attraction for investing and for potential growth of the permanent population.