Mussel Bed

892 Purangi Rd., Whitianga, Waikato, New Zealand

Every detail of guest comfort and privacy is considered at this delightful, friendly B&B. Three spacious suites adjoin the house, and each has a private entrance through the garden. The upstairs Beach Hut Suite has a private veranda overlooking the garden. Mussel Bed Cottage is a stand-alone, self-contained cottage with full kitchen and dining space that opens out to a private deck. Upstairs there's a spacious lounge. Mussel Bed is a convenient two-minute drive from Cooks Beach, or you could hop into a guest kayak and paddle the stream that passes the garden and meanders down to the beach. Complimentary bikes and tennis rackets for the local tennis courts are also available. The B&B is a 10-minute drive to Hahei beach, where host Paul will offer guests a complimentary ride on his Water Taxi, to the stunning Cathedral Cove. A five-minute drive north brings you to Flaxmill Bay and the Whitianga ferry, where you can cross for lunch or dinner in a town restaurant.


  • down-to-earth, friendly, Kiwi hosts
  • excellent breakfasts and fresh baking
  • you can paddle or walk to the beach


  • away from town a bit
  • can't see the beach
  • you can't stay forever


Phones: 07-866–5786


3 suites, 1 2-bedroom cottage
Rate Includes: Breakfast