Mangawhai Heads

Visit Mangawhai Heads, Northland, NZ

  • Mangawhai Heads, one hour and a half from Auckland on the east coast, is a great destination for weekend getaways or longer beach holidays. The coastline has rolling surf, sand dunes and a quiet estuary, with accommodation options to meet all needs. Fishing, surfing, golf and boat charters are popular attractions. There are bistro restaurants, cafes and a selection of shopping for diversion within the small town centre.

    Mangawhai is an ideal place for a family holiday, with its choice of safe beaches by the estuary or more exciting ocean beaches, patrolled by lifeguards in summer. The area is renowned for its excellent surfing and fishing.


    Accommodation in Mangawhai Heads (NZ)

    Mangawhai Heads has a range of accommodation options – from motels,hotels and lodges to bed and breakfast, self contained apartments, backpackers, holiday parks and cottage/chalet holiday homes. Homestay and farmstay options are available.

    Many properties are close to the sea and make boats, kayaks, surfboards, windsurfers etc available to guests.


    Transport around Mangawhai Heads

     Services to and from Mangawhai Heads include bus, shuttle, taxi and coach tour. Further touring by coach, rental vehicle or motorhome can be arranged at most main centres.


    Tourist Activities in Mangawhai Heads

    Many people go to Mangawhai Heads for water-based recreation, such as boating,fishing, diving and surfing. Dive and fishing charters are easily booked.

    The sand dunes that protect the estuary from the sea are fun to explore. There are also varied walking trails in the bush and on the coast at headlands to the north and south.

    In the township of Mangawhai Heads and the nearby town of Mangawhai are a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and bars. There are markets to visit on Saturday and Sunday.

    In the surrounding country, Mangawhai has a long par 72 golf course. Tours of nearby vineyards make an enjoyable excursion.

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    Mangawhai Heads