Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Whitianga

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Whitianga. Travelers like the boating, spas and chocolate shops in this walkable and relaxing city. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Whitianga

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Whitianga a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lost Spring Thermal Pools (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Mercury Bay Golf & Country Club (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Purangi Estate-The Purangi Winery (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Waiau Kauri Grove (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Driving Creek Railway (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Whitianga

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 72°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Whitianga

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Whitianga. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buffalo Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Lonely Bay Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Cooks Beach (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Stingray Bay (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Cathedral Cove (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Kuaotunu Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)

Where to stay around Whitianga, NZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 429 vacation rentals near Whitianga. From 345 Houses to 44 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whitianga for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Whitianga?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whitianga. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Whitianga Beach: 658 vacation rentals
  • Lost Spring Thermal Pools: 656 vacation rentals
  • Hahei Beach: 599 vacation rentals
  • Pauanui Beach: 577 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Bay Beach: 226 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitianga listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Whitianga?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 345 Houses in Whitianga. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitianga include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 44 rentals available
  • Cabins: 25 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitianga?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitianga. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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