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Mangawhai Beach & Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai is a place of soul and whether your passions are the beach, the sea, art, great food including chocolate, olive oils and wine; or walking through Northlands most varied and breath taking scenery; Mangawhai has something for you. The active and dynamic community achieves results like no other town and has built walking tracks, a skate and children’s’ parks and a new architectural designed museum.  

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MANGAWHAI BEACH & MANGAWHAI HEADS

The two South Pacific Ocean beaches provide the best of worlds for quiet swimming and kayaking in the estuary and harbour; and the raw natural beauty of the surf beach. The harbour has a boat ramp and jetty with a long stretch of white sandy beach. One of Mangawhai’s three campsites sits directly at the harbour water’s edge. Kids love the white sandy beach and calm water. There is a deeper water channel within the estuary and being tidal, strong currents provide a good work out for the sport swimmer or kayaker.  The harbour is bordered by large sand dunes, part of which are DOC protected for the rare Fairy and Tern Caspian and White Fronted Terns, Banded Dotterels, and Variable Oyster Catchers. The Dunes can be visited with DOC notices to guide you away from nesting sites.

The often photographed Crocodile Rocks border the surf beach providing a natural edge to the harbour outlet to the ocean. The surf forecast is often displayed at Bammas surf shop in the Village and at the Information Centre at the Heads. Rich in rock pools, backed by sand dunes and bush, with access to cliff top walks, the surf beach will entertain the whole family. The volunteer Mangawhai surf life savers are amongst the best in the country trained and organised by a dedicated team including Richard Kannemayer, 2013 Starboard Lifeguard of the Year.  
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WHEN STAYING IN MANGAWHAI

Artists of all kinds are prolific in the Village and Heads and if you take a drive around the locality you will find an artist on every road. There are ceramics, pottery, jewellery, paintings, wood carvings, sculptures, mosaics, and glass to note but a few.  
MAZ (Mangawhai Activity Zone) is a skate park and children’s park. The skate park includes NZ’s largest bowl at 3.3m deep and the first replica backyard pool style bowl with stairs, love seat and death box. Watch this space for first class skate boarding competitions and international events!
And who hasn’t yet heard of the Mangawhai Walking Weekend. You can chose from a programme of interactive walks. The last day hosts the Mangawhai Food and Wine Festival with local produce, wine and great music. 




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Fishing, Golf, Cycling, Bowls....

Mangawhai Golf course is one of the top courses in New Zealand. 18 holes and club rooms overlooking the course make a golfer’s dream day. Or try your hand at bowls just next door to the golf club and also with national success with the local team. Mangawhai is good for cycling and walking. If you love the water, the natural harbour and waterways invite kayaks and boards to explore the intertwining routes. Fish from the surf beach, the jetty in the harbour or you’re your kayak in the waterways – it’s a smorgasbord of variety.  

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EATING OUT

There is a wide range of eateries from fish and chips to fine dining to suit all budgets and tastes
The restaurants, cafes and takeaways all have their own unique flavour and all with individual menus give each a point of difference. Home to Bennetts Chocolates, local vine producers Te Whai Bay, Millars and Lochiel; plus olive oils, Toru Waiwai, Divinity, EVO, and Lola; there is little chance of gastro boredom.  

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WEDDING SEASON 2014

Planning your wedding is so easy in Mangawhai
​Beach weddings
Garden weddings
Lodge weddings
For all budgets and styles  we have all you will need for your perfect day
Free wedding plan
Free wedding budget check list
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FARMERS’ MARKET

Mangawhai has a weekly Village market, Saturday Morning where local artists, crafters, local food producers and treasure trovers provide a substantial array of stalls. During summer the Beach and Country Market add to the shopping delights. Saturday Markets  local products, wines, plants, food, clothing, art, jewellery, olive oil  and more.  The village, Community Hall, Inlsey St Mangawhai 9am -1pm Sunday Markets local products, wines, plants, food, clothing, art, jewellery and more.  Mangawhai Beach & Country Market @ Domain 9-1pm  Labour Weekend - Easter

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The Ridge Cottages
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Four Night Special!
Accommodation with Style
Only $550
  • Fantastic Views
  • Central Location
Rate is for 2 people for 4 consecutive nights
Valid until 30th April 2014
No Credit Cards
Not Valid for Public Holidays

09 431 4438
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Holiday Rentals
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Choose from over 50 holiday homes in and around Mangawhai Accommodation accommodation for a small family or a large tribe.
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Fishing Charters
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Ph 0800 347 467

  • All Rods Tackle Bait supplied
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Holiday Rentals
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Choose from over 50 holiday homes in and around Mangawhai Accommodation accommodation for a small family or a large tribe.
Book now your perfect holiday

 
 
 
Mangawhai Golf Club
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Golf Tournaments Mangawhai

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The Ridge Cottages
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Spring Special
Accommodation with Style
Sunday to Thursday
$135 per night
Any consecutive 5 nights
$575
  • Fantastic Views
  • Central Location
Rates are for 2 people, 2 nights minimum stay
Valid until 30 Nov 2013
Conditions Apply

09 431 4438
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Mangawhai Lodge
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Grab up to 8-10 friends book 2 nights
Receive complimentary tapas platter on arrival

 
 
HOLIDAY RENTALS
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Choose from over 50 holiday homes in and around Mangawhai Accommodation accommodation for a small family or a large tribe.
Book Now
Your Perfect Holiday
Fishing Charters
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Ph 0800 347 467

  • All Rods Tackle Bait supplied
  • ½ day or full day
www. fishing-diving.co.nz
 
Mangawhai Golf Club
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Golf Tournaments Mangawhai

Find out more here
A1 Coastal Realty Ltd
Licenced under REAA 2008

"We put you first"

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Ph 09 431 5768
www.A1coastal.co.nz

Nz Herald Articles

Mangawhai: Days of wine and olives

by Susan Edmunds
Less than an hour and a half's drive from Auckland, Mangawhai Heads is an unexpected gastronomic delight. We visited thinking we might get a beach walk and pub lunch but instead found award-winning wine to taste, gorgeous olive oil to sample and an authentic French eatery going incognito...read more

Mangawhai: Seaside escape

by Megan Singleton
Mangawhai is something of a secret hideaway, frequented mostly by those owning baches there or who have spent years disappearing there on family camping holidays. Its tiny township is a little bit arty and a little bit country...read more

Mangawhai: Outpost for the in-crowd

by Liz Light
Mangawhai has always been beautiful. Now, with fine food and art, it's cultivated too, finds Liz Light...read more

The magic of Mangawhai

by Graham Hepburn
There's plenty to see and do - and eat - in nearby Mangawhai, discovers Graham Hepburn...read more

MANGAWHAI REGION

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Within 80 minutes drive north of Auckland city on Northlands picture postcard east coast, you will find us just off State Highway 1 on the Twin Coast Discovery Highway.

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Upcoming Events
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Information
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  Annual Award for young women
10 Day Youth Development Voyage on the Spirit of Adventure
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  Wine tours or self drive options
 
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  9th April 12 noon
15th April 7pm
26th April 11am
One hour workshops at Kakariki Health Store ( Next to Bennetts)
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  17th April  Bennetts Easter Hunt with Classic Hits
17th April 5-8pm  Easter Shopping Evening
18th April Kids Easter Colouring in Competition
22, 23, 24, 28,29,30 & 31  1-2pm School Holidays Childrens Chocolate making Classes 
 
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  19th Timberworlds 10th Easter Fishing Competition
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  4th April Museum fundraiser
6th April Handicap Pennants
20th April Barfoot & Thompson Mixed Open
24th April Mangawhai Beach School Fundraiser
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