The palm-lined Esplanade is the hub of this busy town featuring cafes, restaurants, and bars all overlooking the Whitianga marina and harbor. Sit back and luxuriate in the selection of culinary delights while contemplating which from the endless activities you’ll do next.
The amazing marina views from Salt Restaurant & Bar will be more than matched through the fabulous food and first-class service. This is a well-known lunchtime spot to dine alfresco about the expansive deck sampling the fresh seafood and local farm cuisine.
The Fireplace restaurant is an additional popular dining place featuring gourmet food wood-fired pizzas and open fires in a very spacious, rustic setting oozing with ” old world ” charm. Good your meals are well worth the wait along with peak times; it is possible to wait a long time for the table but locals and visitors alike all say it’s worth the cost for your great food, great location and great times.
The Fireplace is extremely near to Whitianga Wharf where you can catch the Whitianga Ferry and take the short trip across the harbor to Ferry Landing. From here, whatever of the many safe and accessible swimming beaches including Front Beach, Flaxmill Bay, Lonely Bay, and Cooks Beach.
Hiking and Trekking Walks
Located between Flaxmill Bay and Cooks Beach are Shakespeare Cliff, an amazing scenic reserve and immense edifice of rock clad in natural bush. A walk to the top rewards sightseers with breathtaking views from the ocean, bay and nearby Lonely Bay and Cooks Beach. You can walk on to Lonely Bay, a picturesque beach common as a venue for weddings or carry on to Cooks Beach.
Cooks Beach is 3 km of the crescent-shaped golden sand beach looking out to Centre Island, a trendy place for diving and fishing. …