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 town of Mangawhai Heads, 80 minutes north of Auckland New Zealand.

Mangawhai Lodge, a double story return villa is perched on a hill in central Mangawhai Heads, it 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 opening to verandas and views. 

See our off season specials.

Happenings in Mangawhai over summer.

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 2017 – 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 2017

Mangawhai Cafes and Restaurants

Bennett’s Cafe open daily.

Frog n Kiwi Open daily over summer and 7 nights

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

Sand Bar & Grill open daily from 9am, evenings Friday and Saturday nights.

Harvest Blue Cafe – open daily 8.30 to 3pm. (opposite Mangawhai Lodge) 

Dune – open daily and evenings 

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 Katchafire, Electric coastline, Broods, Dragon, Mi-Sex, The Feelers and more..

Mangawhai Surf Beach – Surf patrolled from Labour weekend to Easter at weekends and daily from December to February 2017.


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 2016 & 2017.