f36Activities in the Local Area

  • Historic Mangonui – excellent cafés, quality craft shops, fresh seafood & chips takeaways, fishing port (dating from the 1800s), historic walking trail
  • Butler Point Whaling Museum (5 min drive)
  • Doubtless Bay cruises or fishing charters, or go fishing off the Mangonui wharf
  • A wide variety of superb beaches – Taupo Bay, Hihi Beach, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa, Karikari Peninsula (Whatuwhiwhi, Rangiputa Beach, Matai Bay), ideal for swimming, walks, picnics, fishing or gathering shellfish
  • Guided bush walks
  • Kayaking on pristine Mangonui Harbour and along the magnificent coastline
  • The unique Swamp Palace cinema, a short drive inland from Taipa
  • Cape Reinga/90 Mile Beach tours or drive yourself as a day trip
  • NZ’s two northernmost wineries – Karikari Estate (20 mins drive) and Okahu Estate (40 mins)
  • A choice of four scenic golf courses: Carrington (20 mins), Whangaroa (10 mins), Kaitaia, at Ahipara, right beside 90 Mile Beach (45 mins) or the internationally renowned Kauri Cliffs Golf Course overlooking the ocean at Matauri Bay (45 mins)