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Mangonui | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History

Mangonui activities include diving, fishing, hiking, swimming, surfing, scenic cruises, mountain biking, sightseeing and so much more! You will find everything to do in Mangonui.

Mangonui Activity Highlights Overview

Mangonui is a popular little tourist town, nestled on the shores of beautiful Doubtless Bay. Here you will find a wide range of activities and things to do.

Mangonui is known for its big game fishing with fish species including:

  • Snapper
  • Yellowtail Kingfish
  • Tuna
  • Striped Marlin
  • Sharks

Mangonui is renowned for its locally produced Arts and Crafts, wine and quality food. It is reputed to have New Zealand's very best fish and chip shop. Mangonui also offers a selection of locally produced handmade woven flax items and other locally made crafts.

Mangonui Fishing Activities

Mangonui is known for its big game fishing, the fish species include Snapper, Yellowtail Kingfish, Tuna, Striped Marlin, Sharks and more.

These fish are challenging to catch and make fantastic dinners and the whole holiday both exciting and relaxing.

It has been claimed that no game fishing area in the world has yielded more fish than the Northland coast.

All the World and National Records for Striped Marlin, Yellowtail Kingfish and Snapper are held on this coast. New Zealand Striped Marlins are among the largest in the world, the heaviest Striped Marlin ever recorded (both nationally and internationally) was a whopping 224.1 kg beastie.

Other Activities

Mangonui is famous for its historic buildings and one would not be disappointed touring these buildings that capture the spirit of the past.

The charming historical buildings include the old courthouse constructed in 1892 and the Mangonui Hotel built in 1905. Years ago Mangonui had the only courthouse in the area making it of regional importance. The Mangonui Hotel now enjoys Historic Places Trust classification. The Mangonui Hotel is the heart of the quaint little community with many fun events held throughout the year.

Mangonui also serves as a good base for exploring the Far North region. From here you can travel to Cape Reinga - the northern most point in the North Island and the Ninety Mile Beach - which is in fact only 55 miles or 88 km long. To get to these places one can used one's own transport or Bus Tours including pick-up from your accommodation or customised tours by four wheel drives.

Mangonui Accommodation

Mangonui is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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