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Gay Whitianga

Whitianga, North Island
New Zealand

Whitianga, North Island, New Zealand.
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The Coromandel, on the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway on the east coast of North Island, is considered to be New Zealander’s favorite destination. Located about 90 minutes drive from Auckland and Hamilton and their international airports, the Coromandel is one of New Zealand's premier holiday destinations.
For the gay and lesbian traveler,

Whitianga has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes. These include gay and lesbian owned and gay friendly hostels, homestays, boutique bed and breakfast, guesthouses and gay friendly motels and hotels. It's a good idea to book at least your first two nights of accommodation in advance, especially during the busy summer period in Wellington - from December to February.

The region is within an hour and a half drive of the major centers of Auckland and Hamilton and their International Airports. Yet the Coromandel is a world away from the hustle and bustle of these urban cities.

The Coromandel is a walker’s paradise with many trails to explore, ranging from short coastal walkways to multi day treks. Fabulous golden and white sand beaches, magnificent coastal scenery and rugged forests cloak the interior that is just waiting to be explored.

The Mercury Bay area of The Coromandel is one of stunning natural beauty and a very popular holiday destination for locals and international travelers alike. During the summer months, the population swells considerably but for the rest of the year, the region is renowned for its relaxed, ‘away from it all’ and laid back atmosphere prevails.

Whitianga is an attractive township with a deepwater harbor on the shores of Mercury Bay. The harbor is the departure point for big game fishing enthusiasts and many charter boats ply the waters of Mercury Bay for fishing or scenic cruising.

The region has a sub tropical climate making it a year round destination. The warm climate and rich soil of the Coromandel promote lush growth that covers much of the peninsula. Huge majestic trees, including kauri, and pristine bush have been protected and can be seen by the highways or walking tracks.

One major attraction of this area the hot water pools created by huge volcanic underground reservoirs of superheated water at Hot Water Beach. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64°C (147°F) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. There are other hot water springs nearby but the location of these two springs on the beach make them unique. The hot springs are only accessible at low tide, however more often than not two hours each side of low tide, will still provide you with an opportunity to dig your own spa. Spades are available for hire at a local store.

Other attractions not to be missed include Hahei beach which gives access to Cathedral Cove and the Marine Reserve. Cathedral Cove is only accessible only on foot or by boat. This site was chosen for a marine reserve because of the rich and varied habitats associated with the coastline and outlying islands. Whilst in the area, the Cathedral Cove Walk is a winner.
Other beaches to explore are Cooks Beach, Kuaotunu and Buffalo Beach.

New Zealand's 'Pacific Rim' cuisine style takes its inspiration from regions and countries such as Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Polynesia, Japan and Vietnam. This unique blend of culinary influences has created a mouth-watering range of food and flavors available from cafes and restaurants. If seafood is your thing, the Coromandel has some of the best crayfish, abalone, oysters, mussels and scallops on the North Island. Other dishes that are distinctly New Zealand are kumara (sweet potato), kiwifruit and tamarillo. Whilst Key West has its Key Lime Pie, so New Zealand has ‘Pavlova’, made from meringue and lashings of fresh whipped cream topped with fresh fruit or berries and name

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