Mangonui & The Far North

Flax Bush gift shop specialising in locally made jewellery, flax weaving, greenstone, seashells, clothing, homewares and art & gifts.

Moana Blue offers casual wear, swimwear, and accessories with a great range of on-trend labels and styles.

Or, wander down to Mangonui’s main street where you will find more delights.

Al-Louise is a short stroll away to all of Mangonui’s restaurants.


The Thai
Incredible authentic Thai food, with amazing flavours Call 09 406 1220 for bookings.


Jesse’s on the Waterfront
Dine-in meals, or grab a takeaway pizza. Open till late.
Call 09-406 0850 for bookings.


Remarkable Cafe and Seafood Restaurant 
Café during the day, fine dining in the evening. Open early till late.


Fish & Chips – Fresh and Tasty, A favourite Kiwi classic, enjoy with a beer at the famous Mangonui historic pub.

The Mangonui Heritage Trail takes you around many local historic buildings and sights.

The Heritage Trail is three kilometers in length and easily accessible by foot or vehicle. All sites are indicated by the Heritage Trail Markers. The trail takes on average 1.5 hours.

Walkers are advised to take the St. Andrew’s walkway to access sites and enjoy the spectacular views from above Mangonui.
Mangonui Heritage Trail Map

Mangonui’s Annual End of summer festival

When: Saturday 2nd March 2024 


Time: 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm
The Mangonui Waterfront Festival takes place along Waterfront Drive. This event is a celebration of locally produced food, art, and music. Our small seaside village comes alive. Well worth a visit!

Butler Point is notable for its association with the early history of the Far North. On the property is a Whaling Museum, acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive private museums of its kind in New Zealand; Butler House, the residence of Captain William Butler built in 1847; and Gardens of exotic and native flora, including extensive stands of ancient Pohutukawa trees.
A short drive around the harbour to Hihi.

Bookings are essential on 0800 687 386.

Cape Reinga is the northernmost point in New Zealand, most famously home to it’s picturesque lighthouse and incredible coastal scenery as the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.


Take a dip at one of Doubtless Bay’s swimming beaches. Coopers Beach and Cable Bay provide sheltered bays just down the road, The nearby Karikari Peninsula has some lovely isolated beaches.
Feeling adventurous? Sand surf Te Paki‘s giant sand dunes or take an alternative route down ‘Ninety Mile Beach‘, spectacular west coast highway. (Suitable for 4WD vehicles only)

Mangonui sidewalk