Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
Whitianga heritage signs provide walkers with the opportunity to meander grassed and paved walkways around the town whilst stopping to read about historical sights along the way. Starting from the Whitianga Wharf, walk north along the Esplanade and enjoy the views over Buffalo Beach and the islands of Mercury Bay, past the public toilets to the next heritage sign and giant anchor on Buffalo Beach Rd. You can choose to continue along the beach on a formed path. Or cross to Halligan Rd, left into Cook Dr where youll pass The Lost Spring, a natural thermal spring that has been developed into a luxury hot pool and day spa. After The Lost Spring walk through the signposted council walkway on Cook Dr to School Rd Reserve. Take School Rd to Eyre Rd, right to Hannan Rd and left to end of Kenneth Ave through signposted walkway and right onto Albert St. From here view old buildings on Coghill St and turn left onto Victoria St. Walk towards the harbour and complete your circuit.