Whitianga is the main settlement of Mercury Bay in the Coromandel Penninsula of New Zealand. It is an attractive township with a deepwater harbour. Many charter boats ply the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing or scenic cruising. Whitianga has been continuously occupied for more than a thousand years since Maori explorer Kupe's tribe settled here after his visit in about 950 A.D. Now a thriving coastal town with 4,000 permanent residents Whitianga is evolving into a delightful place to visit.
Whitianga has an excellent selection of fine restaurants and cafes to cater for everyone. The thriving retail community provides an interesting collection of outlets. Within a short drive there are plenty of world class beaches waiting for you... There are fish to catch and shellfish to gather; the relatively sheltered waters of the bay are great for all water sports.
On land there are bush walks and horse trekking over picturesque farmland; or check out the local artists who reside in our area, renowned for its inspirational landscape.
Whitianga is located on the Eastern side of The Coromandel Peninsula, 208kms from Auckland, 93km from Thames, 42 kms from Tairua. Mercury Bay is the area of water that encompasses a spectacular coast flanked by islands.
We are Whitianga residents (Jason a builder, Paulette a town planning assistant, Rhys (9) and Meg (7). Our home is a generous sized family home on a beautifully landscaped piece of land and boasts stunning views of Mercury Bay, Shakespeare's Cliff and Flaxmill Bay. The home has been designed to give privacy, have plenty of room for separate family living and outdoor entertaining, with Jazuzzi, outdoor fire and pizza oven.
It certainly is a stunning house in a stunning location and has a rural feel with bush, views and plenty of space and you get to enjoy the local tennis court as well.
The large kitchen opens up onto a deck facing sea as well at the rear of property to an undercover deck and amazing entertaining area. The master bedroom has a Super King bed and opens up to the main deck with fantastic views. It has a large separate bathroom, with shower, bath and toilet. The second bedroom up stairs has a dual access bathroom with shower. The lounge upstairs is large and is a great place to un-wind. Down stairs is a additional large rumpus room where the kids use to play toys and WII etc (there are also bunk beds if additional beds are needed) the downstairs bathroom room has toilet, shower, bath and bedroom 3 has a Queen bed t and bed 4 has a double bed. There is large outside areas to play and explore.
Come and enjoy swimming, diving, bushwalking, scenic cruises, soaking in a hot pool at low tide, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, relaxed shopping, dining on local cuisine, golfing, bonecarving - experience the magic and relax in our un-spoilt playground of paradise - a recreational haven just waiting for you.
Jason enjoys skiing/snowboarding, fishing, tramping, scuba diving, mountain biking and is a volunteer senior fire officer.
Paulette enjoys skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and runs for miles through the hills and has recently completed a number of trial and road marathons and in training for her first ultra marathon.
Rhys (9) loves snow boarding, lego, mountain biking and mine craft!!
Meg (7) is a great skier, swimmer and all round athlete in her down time she enjoys drawing and craft.