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Mangawhai Heads

Hard to beat this east coast beach

Mangawhai Heads  Beach Northland NZ

With improving transport links bringing Mangawhai ever closer to Auckland, there’s a constant threat of new development, but nothing could ever threaten the stunning surf beach at the northern head of the large estuary.

Mangawhai lies 107km north of Auckland and 59km south of Whangarei. You’re here for the beach - it’s a stunner.

The township is a couple of kilometres inland, while hikers will enjoy the Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway extending from the northern end of the beach.


Beaches for Kids

Northland & Bay of Islands

Exploring the North

Visit the Bay of Islands & the top (3-4 days)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Bernard Spragg. NZ