View from Mangawhai Clifftop Walkway

View from Mangawhai Clifftop Walkway

Upcoming Mangawhai Events

Mangawhai Lodge offers holiday accommodation with spectacular sea views at the small seaside resort of Mangawhai Heads, 80 minutes north of Auckland New Zealand.

Mangawhai Lodge is a double story return villa perched on a hill in central Mangawhai Heads which has been fully renovated in the past few years.  We offer 2 modern and spacious self contained apartments and 2 stylish Bed and breakfast rooms which open to verandas and views. 

See our off season specials.

Happenings in Mangawhai over the summer period.

The Surf beach is surf patrolled from labour weekend through to Easter at weekends and full time from mid December to mid February.

Mangawhai Walking Weekend March 2016 – book 2 nights and get complimentary lunch

Bennett’s of Mangawhai Chocolate Complex, Retail chocolate box, factory complex and cafe.

The Pipi Gallery – open daily, artisan crafts.

See the Mangawhai Tavern line up of bands over the summer and new year period.

Mangawhai’s new museum in Molesworth Drive

Northern Base Concert late December early January 2016

Mangawhai Cafes and Restaurants

Bennett’s Cafe open daily.

Frog n Kiwi Open daily over summer.

Wood Street Freehouse Open daily – closes earlier when quiet – no bookings

Sand Bar & Grill open daily from 9am, evenings Wed to Sat.

Harvest Blue Cafe – open daily 8.30 to 4.30. (opposite Mangawhai Lodge) Open Thursday to Saturday evenings 6pm to late.

Smashed Pipi Cafe – open daily and evenings late week, bar meals other nights.

Q Cafe – Pizza and pasta cafe – open daily and most evenings BYO

Mangawhai Tavern To see their music lineup visit

Xmas/New year line up includes Fat Freddies Drop, The Feelers, Peter Urlich, Jordan Luck, Eddie Raynor

Mangawhai Surf Beach – Surf patrolled from Labour weekend to Easter at weekends and daily from December to February 2016.


Did you know that Mangawhai has its own weather site at  – its worth checking it out!!!

The water temperature at Mangawhai Surf Beach is around 21 C (summer)

Surf Patrol at the Surf Beach has started at weekends for the summer 2014-2015.