Turtle Cove, 14 Bryce Street, Whitianga, New Zealand, Ph: +64 (0)7 867 1517, Fax: +64 (0)7 867 1520, Email: welcome@turtlecove.co.nz

WELCOME to Whitianga’s finest backpacker accommodation. Opened August 2005.

If you are planning to visit Mercury Bay and require a cheap but comfortable place to stay, in a great location, then Turtle Cove could be just the place for you. Having travelled extensively ourselves, we your hosts Jamie & Sarah have purposely designed a “home away from home”.
Our guests say “WOW'
“A warm welcome, a spotless room, comfy bed, great hosts, fantastic kitchen and chill out area. I wouldn't ask for more from a hostel” (Pete, UK) “What a beautiful hostel, clean and nice! The beds are so comfy! The shower was heavenly! I love this place” (Tina, Sweden)


Doubles, Twins, Triples, 4 & 6 Bed Dormitories Available
Dorm $24.00 per person/night Double/Twin $58.00 per room/night Double with En-suite $70.00 per room/night
***Hotel Quality Mattresses*** / Pillows, Duvet and Linen Provided



Fully equipped, large, modern kitchen
Licensed Bar on site with cheapest drinks in town
Separate male and female bathrooms
Telephone, email & Internet incl. 'wireless'
Booking centre for all local activities

Large outdoor living area
Tent sites and off road parking

Laundry (hot wash)
Luggage store
Bikes for hire



Local phone calls
Pool table
Dart board
Spades for Hot Water Beach
Picnic Blankets

Board games incl. Twister & Jenga

Hand reels for fishing off the Wharf
Tea, coffee & sugar


You Can BUY: You Can HIRE:

Phonecards with great rates
bullet Washing powder sachets
bullet Postcards of Mercury Bay
bullet Stamps
bullet Internet time
    1/4 hour = $2.00
    1/2 hour = $3.50
       1 hour = $6.00

Fresh, clean towels
Bicycles -
     $15.00 half day, $20.00 full day

You Can BOOK: All local activities ie. Kayaking; Bone Carving; Horse Riding; Fishing & Scenic Tours Go Kiwi Shuttles Tranfers and Tours


We require valid credit card details, before we can guarantee any booking. Cancellation inside 48 hours prior to arrival date, or non arrival, will incur a charge to the value of one night's accommodation booked. Any charges will be debited against the credit card number supplied.

WHITIANGA... is a beautiful coastal resort town, some two and a half hours from Auckland. It is situated on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, one of New Zealand's favourite holiday areas. Whitianga offers a full range of visitors' services and attractions, including safe swimming, fishing, sunbathing, boating, horse riding, windsurfing and sightseeing. Walk the 3 km sandy beach and enjoy the clean fresh air. Just a 2 minute walk into the township to waterfront cafes, restaurants, the wharf, passenger ferry, cinemas, information centre and shops.

FIND US It takes 2.5 hours by car or bus from Auckland. From Auckland take State Highway (SH) 1 on the Southern Motorway to Bombay, turn left onto SH2 and follow the signs to Thames via SH25. Follow the SH25 until you arrive in Whitianga about 65 minutes later. Turn right onto Joan Gaskell Drive, turn right again at the roundabout (just passed New World Supermarket), take 1st left into Bryce St and you'll find us half way down on the right.

Your Host: Jamie, sarah & & Lily the Pooch, 14 Bryce Street Whitianga NZ
Phone: +64 (0)7 867 1517, Fax +64 (0)7 867 1520, Email: welcome@turtlecove.co.nz, Web: www.turtlecove.co.nz

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