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.
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.
For surfers, the waves are consistent and for those looking for calmer water, the harbour and estuary offer safe swimming and paddling.
Artists of all kinds are prolific and if you take a drive around the area you will find an artist on every road.
Stretch your legs on the Mangawhai coastal walk and don't miss the annual walking weekend, art trail and food and wine festival.
There's little chance of gastro boredom, with a wide range of eateries from iconic kiwi to authentic French, casual takeaways to fine dining.
Home to Bennetts Chocolates, wine labels Te Whai Bay, Millars and Lochiel plus olive oil producers Toru Waiwai, Divinity, EVO and Lola.
Local artists, crafters, food producers and treasure trovers offer a substantial array of stalls at markets throughout the year.
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.
Your stay to Mangawhai isn't complete without a visit to our modern museum, for a fascinating trip through our past.
Everything you need to make your wedding day perfect in Mangawhai is right here, from gorgeous venues to photographers.