Thursday, 4 June 2015
Privately owned by two Auckland businessmen, Michael Fay and David Richwhite, the Mercurys are not to be left out by visiting boaties. The island is open to the public and Mercury Bay, home away from home to Fay and Richwhite is a wonderful, safe anchorage. Around the back of the island are the most beautiful beaches you will find anywhere with white sand and turquoise blue water. The fishing is fantastic too. Many of the beaches have fresh water streams with hoses running down to the beach to fill up your tanks. Good for doing the washing, too! The closest harbour would be Whitianga, about 20 nautical miles away on the Coromandel Peninsula.