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Named after the sailing ship wrecked in 1840. 3 km of white sandy beaches right on the doorstep of Whitianga, with shops, cafes, restaurants and the Lost Spring Thermal Resort close by. Safe swimming at all tides.
Just a short Ferry boat ride from Whitianga to Ferry Landing, then a 300 m walk to this beautiful beach. For the more adventurous there is a great detour to Whitianga Rock Historic Reserve, then go up and over the Maramaratotara Track. Fabulous views overlooking Mercury Bay and Whitianga township.
One of the area's best kept secrets. A beautiful, quiet secluded Bay, unspoilt with no development. Relax under the Pohutukawa trees, or enjoy a refreshing swim.
A safe swimming and boating beach, ideal for the little ones. You will need to make time for lunch or a coffee at the quirky Eggcentric Cafe just across the road from the beach.
There's got to be a good reason why 130,000 people walk the coastal track to this beautiful Bay. The majestic arch joining Mares Leg Beach and Cathedral Cove is a photographers dream. Situated within Te Whanganui a Hei Marine Reserve there is great snorkelling and swimming.
One of New Zealand's finest white sandy beaches, overlooking the many islands of Mercury Bay. Great swimming, kayaking and boat trips.
Hot Water Beach
There can't be too many places in the world where you can dig your own spa on a beautiful beach. You will need to be there an hour each side of low tide to enjoy the thermal springs. Renowned also for its surfing following easterly winds.
Base yourself at Ferry Landing
These beautiful beaches can be enjoyed all year round. Base yourself at Ferry Landing Lodge and you'll have four beaches within walking distance, and just a 12 minute drive to Cathedral Cove, Hahei and Hot Water Beach. Why not visit soon?