Things to Do in Whitianga with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Whitianga, New Zealand

Things to Do in Whitianga with Kids

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  • Eve
    Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
    Our visit to Whitianga has been plagued by rain but Whiti Farm was a perfect way to spend a wet afternoon!

    Loads of animals to stroke/feed, plenty of picnic spots and lots to keep little ones entertained. I’d recommend a visit here to anyone passing by.
    Written 8 February 2022
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  • Lucinda J
    906 contributions
    Beautiful and hot walk to the cliff top and lonely bay, beautiful vistas abs such a magic place. Definitely do this in your trip
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • santo t
    Auckland, New Zealand7,572 contributions
    It is a small museum in size, with attractive themes and exhibits. Several themes are displayed here, the history and voyage of Captain Cook to Mercury Bay, the story of gum digger. Then, the exhibits of the dairy life in the past, logging, as well as farming and wool shearing. Also the tragic story of HMS Buffalo which was wrecked here in 1840. For $5 ticket for adult, spend nearly 30 minutes to one hour here is worth when visiting this tourist town Whitianga. Easy to find, at the beach front.
    Written 9 April 2021
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  • linda l
    Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
    This place is amazing with lots of lovely animals and amazing birds. We loved walking around talking to all the birds who are well looked after. You made my son's dream come true by being able to have one of the birds sit on his arm.

    Would definitely recommend visiting this place and the pricing is very reasonable.
    Written 20 January 2022
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  • Strickes
    Rotorua District, New Zealand1,587 contributions
    Well worth the trip along the 309 Rd from Whitianga. A short drive to see hundreds of pigs of all sizes running around.
    Most of them come reasonably close to see if you gave good for them.
    Tho there are signs stating no feeding. I’m sure many people do give them a snack or two!
    Written 5 July 2020
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  • JuliaL03
    Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions
    Beautiful long white sand beach, great for swimming and paddle boarding or exploring the sea caves..
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Courtney L
    15 contributions
    Amazing day out on the water with skipper Brian. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and offered us a really thrilling ride through the waters. By far the best water tour in Whitianga, go for the ultimate thrills tour if you like going fast it won’t disappoint!
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Anna
    Turangi, New Zealand3 contributions
    We did a private tour with Libby and Asher who were amazing host!!!! the best!!! i highly recommend this company/tour! the booking was smooth and customer service was awesome! but again our host was amazing had such an incredible experience because of them :)
    Written 24 January 2022
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  • Andrea M
    3 contributions
    This was an excellent trip. The weather wasn't great when we arrived, but Ocean Leopard tours were in daily contact and ensured that we were able to go as soon as the weather permitted. Our guide was welcoming, friendly and very informative (also had a great sense of humor) and made sure all aboard had an awesome experience, even ensuring that there were plenty of excellent photo opportunities. What an awesome way to explore this beautiful part of NZ. Would recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you so much Ocean Leopard tours.
    Written 1 November 2021
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  • Emma
    Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
    What an epic trip! The crew fully catered the trip to everyone on the boat whether you wanted to learn how to steer, a scenic trip or to get into the water for swimming and snorkeling . Mat and Sam were knowledgeable, friendly and weren't in your face with information but were approachable if you were interested or had questions. The weather was exceptional and the hammocks were extra comfy with bean bags and blankets provided. The glass of wine and fruit was a great touch too. Would definitely recommend and am looking forward to going back next summer.
    Written 13 March 2022
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  • humordoc
    Orange County, Ca37 contributions
    It was our second trip with Sea Cave. We love the intimate group and personal attention of the captain. Oh yes, the views and spots we visited were fantastic, too. Next time in the Coromandel area we plan to make the adventure again. Ashe (I hope I spelled his name correctly) was top notch and we highly recommend this tour.
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • Ed Kulik
    1 contribution
    A fantastic memorable day. Ken (Captain) was a great guide and knew about the areas he took us to. Stopped and explained several places of interest and for photo opportunities. Was very attentive to our wishes and a thoroughly nice bloke.
    would recommend highly as a must activity to do in Whitianga.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Piula Lasi
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience for my husband & I at Fun Zone! We were well looked after - the couple there were so nice & accomodating. We had a blast! Recommend for all ages
    Written 3 February 2022
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  • Chillybin
    8 contributions
    We had a wonderful experience onboard the Windborne . All food and activities were included making it great value for money for a 10 hour day. A great activity for sailors and non sailors alike. Thanks Avon and Mihaelia!
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Stef G
    13 contributions
    Great family fun!!! Cave swimming was definitely a highlight... incredible value for money I highly recommend giving this a go!!
    Written 23 January 2022
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