On The Beach Backpackers

Located on Buffalo Beach with stunning views of Mercury Bay - an ideal place to take a break ...

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Our friendly hostel has huge bay windows in the dorms and main kitchen, which offer stunning views over Mercury Bay. The hostel is suitable for backpackers, families or groups. We offer backpacker accommodation of multi-share rooms (some are en-suite) as well as double and twin rooms in self-contained units.

Relax in our clean, comfortable home-like accommodation with all the necessary hostel facilities: well-equipped self catering kitchen, tv-room with common area, a fantastic BBQ area and limited free wifi. For those that don’t have a computer there is a coin operated terminal situated in the reception area.

Make use of the free kayaks and boogie boards or spades for digging at Hot Water Beach. Hire a mountain bike from us to explore the area, or ask us about the many beautiful walks to be enjoyed. Major bus services stop at the hostel gate, an easy 10-minute walk takes you to the beginning of the town centre

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Local Attractions

Make Whitianga your base to explore the Coromandel as we are the heart of the peninsula. Nearby are the world-famous Hot Water Beach, stunning Cathedral Cove, New Chums Beach and many other...

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Attractions Mercury Bay

Adventure & Activities

There's plenty of activities around here: scenic boat tours, fishing, kayaking, diving, sightseeing, bone carving, horse riding, mountain biking, scenic flights, guided walks, argo rides and so much more...

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Activities Mercury Bay

Places to eat

Whitianga also offers a wide range of tantalising restaurants, cafes and takeaways to satisfy your taste buds. Greek, Indian, French, Thai, Italian or fabulous New Zealand Cuisine – Mercury Bay has it all….

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Dining Mercury Bay



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