892 Purangi Road; Cooks Beach , Whitianga , COROMANDEL PENINSULA 3591 , New Zealand View hotel location on the map
Just over 2 hrs drive from Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga, the Mussel Bed is an ideal base to explore the beautiful Coromandel. Our guest wing is nestled amidst native bush, gardens & streams. 5 mins walk to beautiful Cooks Beach. Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove only 10 mins drive. We have 2 excellent restaurants nearby - the famous "Eggsentric Cafe" for delicious Coromandel seafood and 5 mins walk to "Go Vino" from Mussel Bed. The convenient quaint passenger ferry is 5 mins drive to Ferry Landing & works on demand to Whitianga cafes & township. Don't miss "Lost Spring" thermal pools & garden while you're here! We have 3 luxurious suites each with their own ensuite & private deck. Choose from 2 spacious double rooms with queensize beds - the Victorian or the Pacifica Suite or the Beachhut Suite accommodates 2-4 people, with twin beds on upstairs loft & queensize bed below. Guests can enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast with hot and continental dishes served on a tray to you in the garden, deck or in the privacy of your room. Free use of Kayaks - paddle down our stream to Cooks Beach! Free WIFI in each room.
Check in from: 03:00 am
Check out by: 10:30 am
From Auckland Airport, head south on the highway and then south on to the motorway with your direction being "Hamilton". After Bombay, you take the turn off to the Coromandel Peninsula. Follow SH25 to Thames. At the Thames Junction after the long overhead bridge, you have 2 choices
Scenic & longest route (3 hrs):
(1) to turn left and take the coast road through Thames to Coromandel Town then over the hills to the east coast beaches and down to Whitianga (passing lots of nice beaches on the way). Drive through Whitianga and follow the road and signs to Cooks Beach/Ferry Landing (40 mins from Whitianga). A good route to take if you're wanting to see Coromandel Town and a scenic drive on the coast.
Shortest route (1 hr):
(2) turn right at the junction, then left 2kms up the road and stay on SH25 to Tairua. (Tairua: for beautiful views, take the highest hill, Paku Hill to look out over Pauanui Beach.) From Tairua, drive on for 30 mins still on SH25 to Cooks Beach/Ferry Landing. Look out for a big blue sign for junction to Hot Water Beach/Hahei/Cooks Beach. Don't go on to Whitianga! Stay on Hot Water Beach Rd for 2km and turn left into Purangi Road and drive for 9kms heading towards Ferry Landing/Cooks Beach turnoff. You will see the large blue & colourful Mussel Bed sign on the right of Purangi Road, just past the Hall.
Follow 'The Mussel Bed' black & white directional signs to Cooks Beach - 9 kms from turnoff. You can't miss us -
we are next to Cooks Beach Hall & tennis courts.
On site parking is available on the property.