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Whitianga Travel Planning
Facts about Whitianga with locationin information
Whitianga is located on the east coast of the Coromandel and is Mercury Bay's main town. It was Captain James Cook who gave the area its name by anchoring 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 for travellers to enjoy. Before resuming your travels, enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot pools at low tide.