Whitianga Rock, Whitianga

Whitianga Rock, Whitianga - Address

Address: Lion Rock, Waikato 3592, New Zealand ‎

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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About Whitianga Rock, Whitianga

Whitianga Rock or the Lion Rock as it is known lies on a tiny island just off the coast of Whitianga. The rock and the surrounding area are simply gorgeous. The place has a very beautiful green cover and the blue water stands in sharp contrast.

But it isn’t just the beauty of the place that is intriguing. The Lion rock was once a part of an ancient Maori Settlement known as a Pa. Explorers were overwhelmed by its brilliant design and value when they first saw it. Although only vestiges of it remain, its former glory is intact.

As a result of this, the Whitianga rock is not just a place of great beauty but also has tremendous, cultural, historic and architectural importance as well, making it a very important place to visit while in the town of Whitianga.

Whitianga Rock Information

  • You can see the vestiges of the pa from the shore or hire a boat to go around the island.

How To reach Whitianga Rock by Public Transport

  • Ferry Terminal in Mercury Bay 

Restaurants Near Whitianga Rock

  • There aren’t any restaurants in the vicinity so do back a lunch when you go. 

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