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Beachcomber’s Sunny Retreat
Come and stay in our awesome and sunny guest house in Mangawhai Heads! Only 15 minutes walk from the estuary beach, the Wood street shops and 30 minutes walk to the popular surf beach! You will love staying here, the apartment has large north facing triple stacker sliding doors that you can leave open to soak in the all day sun! Even in winter you will feel like you are in the middle of summer. You will also enjoy amazing views of the Brynderwyns and fresh fruits from our garden (in season)!
$94 per night
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The School House
This peaceful centrally located character cottage is quiet and self-contained with off-street parking for one car. Ideally suited for a couple, two adults or two couples. Main bedroom (queen); second bedroom with double Twinkl mattress and desk, it's 3 minute drive to Golf Course, 7 minutes to the Ocean Beach. Walk to Museum & The Daring in 4 minutes, or MAZ or New World in 15 mins. The Mangawhai Tavern on the estuary and its Saturday morning market are a short drive. Minimum 2 night stay
$77 per night
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Cheviot Views - great views + walk to estuary
Location, Location, Location - perched overlooking the estuary and the magnificent sand dunes, this gorgeous apartment-style accommodation is awaiting a single or couple to come and enjoy all that Mangawhai has to offer. Access to the estuary is just a stroll down Lincoln St and you can also walk to the golf course, cafes and shops and the Mangawhai Activity Zone. Refer to 'Other things to note' for details on linen
$80 per night

Stay near Mangawhai Heads's top sights

Mangawhai Beach35 locals recommend
Mangawhai Cliff Walk39 locals recommend
Wood St Freehouse23 locals recommend
Mangawhai Activity Zone24 locals recommend
Brewed As Collective21 locals recommend
Sandbar Mangawhai12 locals recommend

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Your guide to Mangawhai Heads

All About Mangawhai Heads

With the Pacific Ocean on one side and a quiet estuary on the other, Mangawhai Heads, on the northeast coast of New Zealand’s North Island, is a seaside town whose waves draw longboard surfers from all over the region and where golfers flock to its 18-hole golf course. If you’re not so keen on swimming or surfing, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for kayaking or deep-sea fishing. Whether you’re hiking along the coast on the Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway or ascending uphill on the Goldschmidt Panoramic Trail, walking is an ideal way to experience the grassy dunes that skirt the oceanfront.

Mangawhai is home to a rich farmers’ market where you can pick up some local produce as well as several vineyards where you can spend time sampling the wines of the Mangawhai Valley. Many of the wineries also offer live music, as do a couple of the restaurants in town. There is a thriving art community in Mangawhai, evident in the galleries and events put on by local artists.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Heads’ location in the Southern Hemisphere means that its seasons are opposite from what North Americans are used to, and its temperatures rarely stray far from a narrow and comfortable range. Generally, the best months to spend time at your Mangawhai accommodation are the summer months of December to February, when it’s warm and sunny enough for swimming and other water sports. Fall and spring offer cool, temperate weather, ideal for hiking around the scenic reserve. The rains increase in frequency from June to August, but the clouds part to reveal blue skies frequently, and the temperatures, while cool, rarely approach freezing.

Top things to do in Mangawhai Heads

Mangawhai Museum

The compact, well-designed Mangawhai Museum illustrates the history of Mangawhai by telling stories of the area and its cultural and economic struggles. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the local landscape, the harbor, and the animals that live here, which you’re likely to see on hikes and excursions.

Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway

This dramatic, 5.4-mile-long coastal walk, whose trailhead is just five minutes from Mangawhai’s main drag, brings you from the beach up to the cliffs that overlook the harbor. The path, which can be a bit steep, has been described as one of the best coastal walks in New Zealand, with epic views over the surrounding headlands, ocean, and islands beyond that make your hard work worth it. If you’re lucky, you may even spot whales or sharks in the ocean below the cliffs. The trail is closed during September and October for lambing and calving season.

Tanekaha Forest

Tanekaha Forest, four miles inland from Mangawhai Heads, offers five hiking trails of various skill levels that will bring you through thick stands of native flora and alongside quick-rushing streams. You will pass underneath the canopy of ancient, very large puriri trees and catch glimpses of waterfalls and swimming holes. Bear in mind that the Falls Track in particular involves tackling some steep trails and crossing a few shallow streams.

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