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Things to do in Mangawhai Heads

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Surf Spot
“great surf, also has surf life savers for safe swimming in crystal clear water”
  • 18 locals recommend
Museum
“Mangawhai Museum celebrates life around our harbour - with stories as diverse as WWII shipwrecks and lost gold bullion, geology at the beach, the plight of the Fairy Tern and the saving of the harbour entrance, the museum offers a fascinating look through our past and the characters who have shaped it.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nature
“Rated as one of New Zealand’s top 10 walks, to get back along the beach the tide must be low or you need to come back along the cliff about a 2 hour walk and loads of stairs ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“If you enjoy a selection of bears, then this is the place for you, Wood St Freehouse also has good food in a pleasant environment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Catering for the Aucklanders so plenty of nice stuff as well as the essentials.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“THE SANDBAR EATERY | 7 Wood St | Brunch, lunch & dinner | 09 431 5587 | Focusing on fresh, locally sourced food, great wine and excellent coffee with attentive yet relaxed service. Enjoy an Atomic Coffee in their sunny courtyard, a light bite to eat or dinner with friends and family. Where the locals meet, to eat.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Nature
“Much loved by the locals, every kids and teenagers dream with world class skate park, basket ball courts, tennis, cricket, flying fox, swings and play area, bush walks and much more.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“My golfing family all recommend this golf course! I'm the only one who's not that golfy ;) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“the best cheese stick EVER!!.....a must have if you visit Mangawhai.... great coffee”
  • 4 locals recommend
Skate Park
“Skate park, walking tracks, basketball hoops, great activity zone for kids of all ages”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Now know as Harvest Blue. Just up the road from the museum. Mike and Vanessa run a great little cafe/restaurant. Great for breakfast and delicious evening meals. Try the local wines. Dinner bookings essential in peak season”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“There are so many little hidden spots along the edge of the massive estuary inlet. We have an amazing spot down the end of our road. There are many more between here and the beach that can be explored. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Locality
“Epic surf beach, not usually this big! Easy access and life guards on in summer. Toilets and changing rooms. Plus good coffee and ice cream cart by the carpark. Busy in the peak season so go early or late arvo to get a good carpark spot. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“FOUR SQUARE GROCERY STORE & MORE | 3 Wood St | 7.30am - 7.30pm | A trusted 'Kiwi' grocery retailer providing New Zealand communities with a service that is second to none. Keeping you stocked up with a range of groceries, fresh produce, meat, chilled beer and wines and a friendly smile!”
  • 1 local recommends
Fish & Chip Shop
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Top restaurants

Gastropub
“If you enjoy a selection of bears, then this is the place for you, Wood St Freehouse also has good food in a pleasant environment.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“THE SANDBAR EATERY | 7 Wood St | Brunch, lunch & dinner | 09 431 5587 | Focusing on fresh, locally sourced food, great wine and excellent coffee with attentive yet relaxed service. Enjoy an Atomic Coffee in their sunny courtyard, a light bite to eat or dinner with friends and family. Where the locals meet, to eat.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
Restaurant
“All I can say is it is 5 mins away and the food is amazing. Seating outside for summer otherwise it’s takeaways. The pork tacos are fab. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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