Only got two nights at Whitianga. We're coming in from Auckland and plan spending an afternoon around the Thames area, although could carry on up to Coromandel. If not our next day would go Coromandel or beaches north of Whitianga, Rapauro Gardens and Hot Water beach area. Fear Cathedral Cove walk us just too much given asthma difficulties. Would we get more out of a boat trip from Whitianga to CC etc? Any other comments welcome.