The thriving Northland community of Mangawhai offers locals and visitors alike a warm, welcoming atmosphere with plenty to do and see.
Located a scenic 80 minutes’ drive north of Auckland, Mangawhai is a mere 5 kms from Mangawhai Heads; one of the region’s top holiday destinations. Within easy commuting distance of Auckland, Whangarei, Kaiwaka, Dargaville and Waipu; the township currently enjoys a permanent population of just over 2000 – making it an ideal rural retreat for those seeking a convenient quiet life that is still within reach of civilisation!
With a tagline reading ‘A little out of the way, a lot out of the ordinary’, Mangawhai truly is one of Northland’s best kept secrets. The land is characterised by rolling green hills and rich, loamy soil, while the biggest draw card remains the stunning coastal scenery. Enjoy boutique chocolate from Bennetts, enjoy the locally-produced avocados, wine, coffee, and olive oil while taking in the stunning coastal views. Who wouldn’t want to live here?!
Top 10 reasons to Move to Mangawhai Heads
- Fresh air
Remember what that’s like? Air you can’t taste? Air you can’t smell? Moving to Mangawhai will give you nothing but bracing, fresh, healthy, clean, salt-tinged air.
- No neighbours
Ever wondered what it would be like to NOT see your neighbours in their undies? Enjoy total privacy without the late night party crowd: Mangawhai.
- Country stuff
Bare feet. Horses. Cows. Vegetable gardens. Paddocks. Hay bales. People who wave to you and invite you over after work for a drink: that kind of country stuff.
- The Beach
Tired of planning for a 2 hour drive just to reach a great beach? We live on an ISLAND! Take advantage of all NZ has to offer. A beach literally on your doorstep? Winning.
- Country markets
Mangawhai has a very authentic country market going on: this is your chance to dust off your crafty, creative, green fingered skills. Get growin’ and join in!
- Mangawhai Tavern
Mangawhai Tavern is where it all happens – world class live acts right on the water’s edge. Watch the waves roll in while enjoying some good old-fashioned pub food at this local institution: heaven.
- Bennetts of Mangawhai
Mouthwatering hand-crafted chocolates and sweets from Bennetts: boutique chocolatiere located right here in Mangawhai. Folks travel from miles around simply to taste this decadence: moving to Mangawhai means you can enjoy this every day. Literally.
- Mangawhai Heads
Whether you’re a surfie or a grannie, Mangawhai Heads is the beach to be. The glorious white sand and azure waters encourage even the most timid of swimmers, and the laid-back atmosphere invites long lazy days whatever the time of year.
- Best of all worlds
Feel like a swim after work? 5 minutes to the beach. Feel like a stroll through country lanes? Right outside your door. Feel like catching a big-city concert? Auckland’s around the corner. Enjoy it all!
- Feeling arty
There’s no escaping the artistic vibe in Mangawhai – from the Smashed Pipi café to the Mangawhai Arts Trail , and all of the local artists and workshops in between… Mangawhai will bring out your inner artist before you know what’s happening.