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Mangawhai Lodge, Mangawhai

Northland & North Auckland Accommodation

Mangawhai is a popular holiday destination and weekend getaway an easy  80 minutes drive north of Auckland on Northlands picture perfect east coast. 

Mangawhai has two parts, Mangawhai Village and Mangawhai Heads. 

The attractions are white sandy beaches, walkways, cafes, and artisan galleries and the chocolate factory.  There is a permanent population of approximately 2000 people.

Mangawhai Lodge provides the perfect base to enjoy the many outdoor activities in the area or a base to explore the treasures of Northland, North Auckland and the Bay of Islands.

At Mangawhai Heads the surf beach is patrolled in summer, and the sheltered harbour is ideal for windsurfing, water ski-ing, kayaking and swiming.

There are several walkways, five beachs and the Tomarata Lakes all within 10 minutes drive. The Mangawhai bird sanctuary, and several other orthinological sites are within a half days drive, as is world class diving, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking trails.

Mangawhai has a museum, golf course, artisan craft galleries, cafes, restaurants, and is the home to the famous "Bennett's of Mangawhai" chocolate complex.

Day Trips From Mangawhai Lodge B&B

Northland Accommodation

Sea life and Pottery Day Trip 

Follow the coast south to Goat Island Marine Reserve for snorkeling & glass bottom boat trips.

Drive on to Matakana, browse the boutique shops, see a movies or visit Morris & James Pottery Factory & Cafe, lunch or wine taste at the nearby vineyards. Stop at the charming town of Warkworth then follow State Highway 1 back to Mangawhai (2 hours return, plus stops).

Bay of Islands Day Trip 

Drive north to the Bay of Islands, spend a couple of hours exploring Waitangi, Paihia and Russell.  Then drive west to the Hokianga Harbour and south through the Waipoua Kauri Forest visiting the giant trees, follow SH 12 back via Dargaville and the Matokohe Kauri Museum and west to Mangawhai.

(5 hours return, plus stops).

Snorkeling Day trip  Drive north to Whangarei follow the coast out to Tutakaka where you can dive and snorkel at the famous Poor Knights Islands (2.15 hours, plus stops).

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