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Mercury Bay History Museum

Mercury Bay Museum
Mercury Bay Museum located across the water on the Esplanade Whitianga. Interesting displays of both Maori & European history including commemoration of Kupe's discovery of New Zealand and Captain Cooks visit in 1769. Established in the old Mercury Bay Dairy Company. Photos of four generations of Rob's family are part of a large collection of photos, of the region's pioneer families.

Golf Courses nearby

Purangi Road Golf Course
9 hole golf course at Purangi, 10 km from the lodge. Other nearby golf course at Whitianga, Tairua and Matarangi

The Lost Spring

The Lost Spring Thermal Wonderland, Whitianga
LostSpring1-250h
The Lost Spring, Whitianga’s luxury Thermal Springs & Day Spa. The Lost Spring is 15 mins pleasant walk / ferryboat ride from Ferry Landing Lodge B&B opposite Whitianga Wharf.

Driving Creek Railway

Barry Brickells Railway, Potteries, Wetlands
Barry Brickells narrow gauge Railway, Coromandel Town


Miranda Shorebird Centre, Coromandel Pacific Coast Highway

mirandaShorebirdCentre-213h
On route to The Coromandel, be sure to allow enough time to visit the Shorebird Centre and find out what birds are around. Located only an hour from Auckland the Miranda Shorebird Centre is an excellent stop and have a look at some of New Zealand’s amazing birdlife.

Touring Routes and other useful links

Incredible scenery, beautiful, white, sandy, safe, swimming beaches, the Hauraki Rail Trail , bush walks, native birds, flora and fauna. These are some of the Coromandel Peninsula's biggest attractions. A Region popular with overseas tourists and New Zealanders alike. Many families own holiday homes here. Many young people who have spent childhood summers here, return and get married on the beaches. Locals are friendly and staying in a bed and breakfast can make your stay so much more memorable.
You won't find a better kiwi welcome anywhere. We can assist you with travel times and based on your particular interests, also point out places along your chosen route.
The Coromandel Touring Routes & Suggested Itineraries and The Coromandel Road Trip Helpful links can be found throughout this website.
The Coromandel Region
Whitianga Information Centre
Hahei Information
Tourism New Zealand
Pacific Coast Highway
Department of Conservation