Mercury Bay Museum
A small but interesting museum focusing on local history – especially Whitianga’s most famous visitors, Kupe and Cook.
Day sails in a 19m 1928 schooner from December to April, and also departures to the Mercury Islands ($150) in February and March.
Tours on a rigid-hull inflatable.
Mercury Twin Cinemas
Poivre & Sel
This Mediterranean-style villa – complete with a garden shaded by palm trees – is the most stylish eatery in town. Begin with crab and...
121a Cook Dr · interesting places nearby
Lost Spring information
This expensive but intriguing Disney-meets-Polynesia thermal complex comprises a series of hot pools in a lush jungle-like setting complete with an erupting volcano. It’s the ideal spot to relax in tropical tranquillity, with a cocktail in hand. There’s also a day spa and cafe. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult in the pools.