A little out of the way. A lot out of the ordinary.

80 minutes north of Auckland on Northland's east coast, Mangawhai combines sun, sea and sand with great food, vibrant art, a rich history and incredible scenery.

Explore Mangawhai and 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 Northland's most varied and breath taking scenery, Mangawhai has something for you.


Mangawhai, where life revolves around the harbour

The best of both worlds

For surfers, the waves are consistent and for those looking for calmer water, the harbour and estuary offer safe swimming and paddling.

Mangawhai - a haven for artists

Rich with creativity

Artists of all kinds are prolific and if you take a drive around the area you will find an artist on every road.

Mangawhai offers exceptional walking trails

Coastal and bush walks

Stretch your legs on the Mangawhai coastal walk and don't miss the annual walking weekend, art trail and food and wine festival.

Where to eat in Mangawhai

Eating out

There's little chance of gastro boredom, with a wide range of eateries from iconic kiwi to authentic French, casual takeaways to fine dining.

Chocolate, wine and olive oil - check out Mangawhai's produce

Deliciousness at every turn

Home to Bennetts Chocolates, wine labels Te Whai Bay, Millars and Lochiel plus olive oil producers Toru Waiwai, Divinity, EVO and Lola.

Mangawhai markets

Local markets

Local artists, crafters, food producers and treasure trovers offer a substantial array of stalls at markets throughout the year.

What to do in Mangawhai

A smorgasbord of activities

Play 18 holes of golf, go bowling, kayak or paddleboard the estuary, fish off the jetty, take the kids to the activity zone… you're spoilt for choice.

Mangawhai's history and culture

History and culture

Your stay to Mangawhai isn't complete without a visit to our modern museum, for a fascinating trip through our past.

Mangawhai weddings - everything you need to get married in Mangawhai

Tying the knot

Everything you need to make your wedding day perfect in Mangawhai is right here, from gorgeous venues to photographers. 

What's on

Mangawhai Village Market

Mangawhai village market runs every Saturday year round in Mangawhai Village @ 45 Moir Street.

HotPrintz Mangawhai Fun Run & Walk

The HotPrintz Mangawhai Fun Run & Walk on Sunday, 25 March 2018 is part of the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series.
Mangawhai Heads

Book Fair

Easter Weekend Book Fair 9am-4pm Saturday 31st March
Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Art Trail

Get your friends and family together for a weekend at the Mangawhai Art Trail.

Featured businesses

One Oh Nine Events

Mangawhai Northland
021 045 7881

One Oh Nine Events

Mangawhai Activity Zone

191 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads 0505, Northland
09 431 4598

Mangawhai Activity Zone

Mangawhai Museum

Corner Molesworth Drive and Thelma Road, Mangawhai Heads 0505, Northland
09 431 4645

Mangawhai Museum

Te Whai Bay Wines

367 King Road, Mangawhai 0573, Northland
09 9450580

Te Whai Bay Wines

Timberworld Mangawhai Information Centre

221 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads, Mangawhai 0505

Timberworld Mangawhai Information Centre

Ridgeback Fishing & Dive Charters

End of Alamar Crescent, Mangawhai Heads 0505, Northland
0800 347 467

Ridgeback Fishing & Dive Charters