How to Reach Whitianga


  • The closest airport to Whitianga is Auckland International Airport, and there are various coach services that run through the Coromandel region linking the towns. The best way to explore is by renting a car, however some of the roads in the area can be tricky to navigate and driving can be slow.
  • 360 Discovery Cruises operates a ferry service from Auckland to Coromandel, which is just across the narrow peninsula from Whitianga.
  • Cathedral Cove Shuttle offers a shuttle service to various landmarks in Whitianga. Leaving from Ferry Landing and visiting Hahei Beach, Hot Water Beach and Cooks Beach, among others.
  • Many activities in the region involve foot tours or hikin.