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Mercury Bay Area School

Primary/Intermediate/Secondary (Years 1-13, approx age 5-17)

Study in paradise - Mercury Bay Area School is a thriving, Years 1-13 co-educational school situated in an extra-ordinary environment. Located in Whitianga, we are close to some of New Zealand's most beautiful coastlines and backed by the primeval bush of the geologically unique The Coromandel Peninsula. We capitalise on the remarkable geography of our region to extend the educational opportunities available to our students.

Contact Mercury Bay Area School
Physical address

20 South Highway
3510 Whitianga
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Phone numbers

64 7 866 5916

  • Number of students: 876
  • Number of international students: 13
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • National Standards Testing

School features

  • Academic guidance
  • Career guidance
  • English language support
  • Homestay placement service
  • International student services
  • Wifi on campus


  • Homestay
The Coromandel, with pristine beaches, native forests and laid-back vibe, is one of New Zealand’s most popular and best-loved holiday destinations.

A binocular’s view across the gulf from Auckland, the Coromandal is everything that a big city isn’t. Cloaked in native rainforest with dazzling white sand beaches, it is rustic, unspoiled and relaxed. Activities and attractions are plentiful. You might choose skydiving in Whitianga or a guided sea kayak tour around the coast.

You could take a walk in the coolness of the pristine bush - the Coromandel is a walker’s paradise – or simply sit and relax in a warm bubbling pool at Hot Water Beach.

The Coromandel is the home of many artists and craftspeople. Pop into their studios – you’re welcome to visit – and pick up a unique piece of art or pottery to take home with you. It’s also the home of many events and concerts that draw locals and visitors alike to this remarkable place. Staying in the Coromandel is easy. Most of the accommodation providers have found themselves spectacular locations so whether your tastes are for the upmarket or the simple, you’ll find a room – or tent site – with an amazing view.
Main centres: 



Coromandel Town, Hot Water Beach, Paeroa, Tairua, The Coromandel, Waihi, Whangamata, Whitianga

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
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