The Best catch for Scallops in Whitianga

The Best catch for Scallops in Whitianga

Written by mighway

If you are taking a last-minute camping trip across New Zealand, don’t forget that Scallop season is just around the corner. September to March is a big and busy time of year for scallops in New Zealand, bringing visitors from around the globe and around the country. If you are a seafood enthusiast, celebrate the 14th year of the Whitianga Scallop Festival. Hire a caravan in New Zealand and find the best scallop spots in the Coromandel and Whitianga.

Firth of Thames

You can find the Firth of Thames just an hour-drive west from Whitianga. This is one of the most popular and largest areas for Scallop fishing on the North Island. The massive bay is home to gorgeous beaches, surrounding forests, and great walking or hiking.

Opito Bay

Opito Bay is a quick half-hour drive north of Whitianga, and yet another great area for Scallop fishing on the eastern side of the North Island. This is another great spot to fish for and dine on some tasty scallops when the season rolls around in September. It’s also a nice area for you and your entire family to kick your feet up on the beach to enjoy the sun and the sand.

Mercury Bay

Mercury Bay is another wonderful place to indulge during scallop season. Along with scallop fishing, you can enjoy their beautiful sandy beaches, take a boat out for a ride in the bay, and have fun playing water sports in the great outdoors.

Cooks Bay

Across the water from Whitianga and adjacent to Mercury Bay, you can find Cooks Bay. This is another beautiful area on the eastern side of the North Island for scallop fishing as well as sunbathing and enjoying a nice stroll along the beach.

If you are a seafood lover, visit New Zealand in September to March. Visit to learn more.