Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, some roads have been closed (with alternative routes to be taken).

Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.

Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.

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Whitianga and Mercury Bay

Located on the East Coast of The Coromandel, Mercury Bay's main town of Whitianga has attracted visitors for more than a thousand years. Home of the world renowned Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, Mercury Bay is known for its variety of marine experiences both on and under the water. From kayaking and fishing in and around the Mercury Islands to scenic boat trips in the Te Whanganui-O-Hei Marine Reserve, Whitianga and Mercury Bay have it all. Experience the magic and relax in the unspoilt playground of Mercury Bay - a recreational haven just waiting for you.

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Whitianga and Mercury Bay offer an endless choice of pastime activities. Take a launch or fishing trip, sea kayak, be fascinated by the amazing seascapes of our marine reserves or reflect in one of our museums on the heritage of a region first discovered by the two great navigators, Kupe and Cook. Soak up the underground thermal minerals at The Lost Spring or opt for the natural experience at Hot Water Beach, where you can dig your own spa.

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