Known for its stunning beaches and walkways, Mangawhai is a must-see destination in New Zealand’s North Island.
Mangawhai is located only 90 minutes from Auckland, making it the perfect weekend getaway for locals, or it makes for a quick pitstop from the largest international airport in the country, and a good half-way point on a road-trip to Paihia and the Bay of Islands.
As well as the awesome outdoor activities Mangawhai has to offer, there is a historical museum, eclectic Mangawhai shops, and plenty of artisanal foods to try.
Follow this guide for the best things to do in the coastal town of Mangawhai.
Things to Do in Mangawhai
1. Swim at Mangawhai Heads Beach
No trip to Mangawhai is complete without spending a few hours at Mangawhai Heads Beach. We love to come here for the weekends and just put up a beach umbrella, fold-out camping chair, and get