Explore the tidal estuary opposite Harbourside Holiday Park, in Whitianga on the pretty Coromandel Peninsula.
Feeding into Mercury Bay, Whitianga Harbour recedes at low tide, revealing sand bars and shells. Hire a kayak at reception and explore the estuary or bring the tinnie and chase snapper and trevally. And if you haul in a bounty, there’s a boat wash and fish sink at camp.
Grab a freshly-brewed coffee from the kiosk under established trees at your choice of a powered or non-powered site. All campsites are close to amenities, have access to water, with private supply and sullage at most powered sites. For a fuss-free stay, reside in a four-berth cabin close to amenities and the communal kitchen.
Or, enjoy private cooking and ensuite facilities, in a studio and two-bedroom flat fitted with flatscreen TV and private lounge.
Should the kids tire of the beach, park besties await on the playground, trampoline, and pool. In town, a 2 minute drive or 20 minute stroll, sate their hunger at an ice-creamery. There’s also the free Whitianga Bike Park nearby with trails, crossings and a pump track.
Stiff from the drive? Ease your muscles at the Lost Spring, thermal pools and spa treatments close to Whitianga’s heart.
From Whitianga Wharf ferry to Whitianga Rock Scenic and Historic Reserve, a pa site. Then, discover the Shakespeare Cliff Tracks behind Front Beach and the Flaxmill Bay. Or, cast out from a fishing charter and spot sealife in a glass bottom boat on a cruise.
Hankering for a day trip? Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove are just 35 minutes’ drive. Then, beach hop or pass through kauri forest for historic Coromandel.
135 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
(07) 869 5152
State: North Island
Pet Friendly: None