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Nearby Attractions

Linda and Stu are your gracious hosts!


We would love to hear from you and help you with anything you need!


We can help you with your holiday plan from trecks, walks, golf, fishing, surfing, or even a drink and a meal at some of the top spots in town.

Mangawhai Golf Course


Situated near the coast in the fast-growing holiday area of Mangawhai, the course was originally designed in 1979 by Harry Dale, a designer of over 60 courses.


221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

+64 9 431 4807

The Mangawhai Estuary


The estuary is a short walk, maybe 10 minutes down the main street. The view from the cliff top is stunning over the estuary, sand dunes, the ocean and the islands in the distance. The swimming is great or you can just walk down the stair to dip your feet in the water!

The Mangawhai Tavern


Established in 1865, the historic Mangawhai Tavern is adjacent to the old port where the ships were loaded with the Kauri milled from the bush.


The tavern is now a fantastic live entertainment venue with live music every weekend and a Christmas/New Years festival of live music.


Mangawhai Tavern, 2 Moir Street, Mangawhai 0540


Phone: +64 9 4314505



Fishing in Mangawhai


Off the beach by the surf club or on boat, the fishing in Mangawhai is excellent.


Fishing Charters


Ridgeback Fishing Charters Mangawhai


1 Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai, Tel: 0800 347 467

RnR, Boat and Fishing Charters

Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai, +64 9 4237642


Mangawhai Fishing & Tackle

8 Wood Street, Mangawhai Heads, +64 9 4315385

Te Arai Point


The regional park land occupies the most prominent headland on this part of the eastern coast offering panoramic views to Pākiri Beach in the south and Mangawhai Heads sand spit to the north, and the rural hinterland and the Tomarata Lakes to the west.


Read more on the council website.

Other Activities


Great beaches and walkways - Surf and family friendly estuary.

Diving charters to the Poor Knights 

Award winning chocolatiere -

Artisan galleries-

Vineyard visits


Bike/cycle  tours

Walking weekends and guided walks

Mangawhai cliff top walk – 5kms approx 2-3 hours a magnificent coastal walk  

Respect nature tours-eco tours and tramping

Te Hana Maori cultural center

Weekend markets and art trails

Renowned bird sanctuaries

Olive groves and  tastings  




Day trips

Matakohe Kauri museum ( 40 mins)

Horse riding on Pakiri Beach (30 mins)

Goat Island marine reserve (35 mins)

Diving and snorkelling at the Poor Knights island

Bay of Islands day trips

Matakana coast  and markets (35 mins)

Waipu  (20mins)

Waipu Caves

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