Esplanade Apartments, Whitianga

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The Esplanade Whitianga offers one, two and three bedroom apartments and a penthouse unit on the upper floor with stunning ocean and marina views.

  • Modern apartment complex, waterfront location with ocean, harbour and marina views.
  • Spacious 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments sleep two to six.
  • Exclusive penthouse apartment on upper floor.
  • Fully self-contained with spacious open plan living and queen size beds.
  • Fully equipped designer kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and freezer.
  • SKY TV - Guest Select 50+ Channels.
  • DVD, Radio.
  • All apartments have a private balcony with ocean, harbour or marina views.
  • Resort-style amenities include heated swimming pool and spa.
  • On-site restaurant, secure undercover parking.
  • Walking distance to town centre shops, cafés and restaurants (250 m).
  • Central to beach, harbour wharf and marina and to outdoor activities.

8 Bar & Brasserie
8 The Esplande, Whitianga
Ph (07) 866 4566

8 Bar & Brasserie is located on the ground floor of the ‘Esplanade Accommodation’ Suites and Apartments and offers beautiful menus and excellent service. The large glass frontage allows beautiful views out over the Whitianga harbourside and surrounding hills.


In-room facilities

  • Queen size beds
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Sky TV - Guest Select 50+ Channels
  • DVD, radio
  • Great decks or balconies
  • Frontloader washer
  • Hair dryers

Other facilities

  • Spa
  • Heated pool
  • Undercover parking
  • Restaurant at ground level
  • Lifts that travel to all levels of the building

Whitianga & Mercury Bay Attractions

Located on the east coast of the Coromandel, Mercury Bay's main town of Whitianga has attracted visitors for more than a thousand years, since Maori explorer Kupe first settled here around 950A.D. But it was Captain James Cook who gave the area its name, when he anchored in the bay in 1769 to observe the transit of Mercury. Now an established tourist resort, the Bay's spectacular coastline is dotted with islands and its relatively sheltered waters are perfect for all water sports. There are a large range of activities to enjoy.

  • Hot Water Beach - The opportunity to dig your own spa in natural hot springs.
  • Hahei - from the lookout of this attractive beach (named after the Maori Chief Hei) there is access to Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve.
  • Cathedral Cove - Accessible only on foot or by boat, famous Cathedral Cove is one of the “must visit” sites on the Coromandel Peninsula. The track begins at the northern end of Hahei. Cathedral Cove Marine Reserve, Te Whanganui- A-Hei, covers 9 square kilometres and is New Zealand’s sixth marine reserve. It is administered by the Department of Conservation. This site was chosen for a marine reserve because of the rich and varied habitats associated with the coastline and outlying islands. Reefs of hard rock, soft sediments, intricate caves and underwater arches provide homes for complex communities of plants, crustaceans, molluscs and fish. Sheltered from the worst of the southerly winds Te Whanganui-A-Hei gives visitors an opportunity to learn from and enjoy an unspoiled marine environment.
  • Cathedral Cove Walk - There are several scenic tracks on land adjacent to the reserve, including the 2hr return walk to Cathedral Cove track, which gives access to Gemstone Bay, Mares Leg and Cathedral Cove.
  • Cooks Beach - flanked by Shakespeare Cliff to the west and the picnic spot of Purangi River to the East, this is a popular visitor destination.
  • Buffalo Beach - named after the H.M.S. Buffalo wrecked here in 1840, this beach offers safe swimming, plus good fishing and shellfish collecting. Further north is Wharekaho Beach, where the areas main Maori Pa was located.
  • Kuaotunu - once a thriving gold mining town, this area offers a good beach, fishing and access - via the famous Black Jack Road - to the picturesque white sand beaches of Otama and Opito.
  • Whitianga Wharf - the centre for boating and fishing activity, where you can take the passenger Ferry to Ferry Landing and Flaxmill Bay or the shuttle to Cooks beach, Hahei, Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove.
  • Mercury Bay Museum - located in the old Dairy Factory, the museum offers fascinating relics from the areas past.
  • Wharekaho (Simpsons Beach) Cooks first landing place in NZ.



8 Esplanade
Whitianga 3510

Phone: +64 7 869 5124

Fax: +64 7 869 5126

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