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Whitianga is a charming coastal town located in the Waikato region, known for its stunning beaches, outdoor activities, and vibrant arts scene. The town is situated on the Coromandel Peninsula and offers a range of attractions and activities.

Whitianga’s beaches are a major draw, with Buffalo Beach and Cooks Beach being popular spots for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports. The beaches’ clear waters and sandy shores provide a perfect setting for a beach day.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby Cathedral Cove, which offers stunning coastline views and opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and photography. The cove’s dramatic landscapes and unique rock formations make it a popular destination for locals and visitors.

Whitianga’s town centre features a variety of shops, cafes, and restaurants, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The Whitianga Scallop Festival, held annually, is a highlight, celebrating the town’s seafood with food stalls, cooking demonstrations, and entertainment.

The town is also known for its vibrant arts scene, with numerous galleries, studios, and public art installations. The Mercury Bay Art Escape hosts regular exhibitions and community events, providing a platform for creative expression.

Whitianga has several parks and reserves, including the Whitianga Marina, which offers walking trails, sports facilities, and picnic areas. The Lost Spring is another must-visit, offering natural thermal pools and a relaxing spa experience.

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