Mangonui is a charming seaside town.
Mangonui , Northland & Bay of Islands

By Destination Northland

Catch your dinner when you go fishing off Mangonui's wharf.
Mangonui, Northland & Bay of Islands

By Destination Northland


Mangonui is a historic fishing village with friendly cafe's and a wide range of water-based activities. It's next to several popular holiday beaches.

The fishing village of Mangonui is the main centre of Doubtless Bay. Once a busy whaling and trading town, Mangonui has a collection of charming 150-year-old buildings that now house cafés, art and craft shops and the famouss fish and chips shop.

A three-kilometre walk around the village takes in 18 heritage buildings. There are also walks to picturesque Mill Bay and the site of Rangikapiti Pa, an ancient Maori fort with commanding views. Sailing, fishing and dive trips operate from Mangonui Harbour.

To the west of Mangonui village, Coopers beach is home to pohutukawa-lined golden sands, gentle waves and safe swimming. Sample the delicious ice cream at Cable Bay, known for its pink-sand beach. At Taipa, marvel at the incredible collection of seafaring relics at the whaling museum and the array of unique vintage cars at the Vintage Museum.

Doubtless Bay as a whole is a kiwi holiday paradise with beach after beach inviting you to swim, snorkel, fish, sail and watch the dolphins and the orca out in the Bay. A wide range of accommodation is available, although it pays to book ahead in summer.

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Acacia Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
Set in a north-facing bay on the water's edge, 1km to the historic township of Mangonui. 15 well-appointed quality studio and 2brm family units, access facilities available. All with kitchen, ensuite with shower, Sky and Cable TV, phone, wireless internet. Cooked/continental breakfast available served to unit, heated swimming pool, barbecues, laundry, tour d... (more)
Beach Lodge - Accommodation in Coopers Beach New Zealand
Coopers Beach
Absolute beachfront Coopers Beach, Beach Lodge comprises 5 separate self-contained apartments with private access to Coopers Beach below. The 2-storey apartments are architecturally designed with queen bedrooms downstairs and twin bedrooms upstairs. The main bedrooms and living rooms open onto large, private, sunny decks with outdoor furniture and BBQ on req... (more)
By the Bay Beachfront Apartments - Accommodation in Coopers Beach New Zealand
Coopers Beach
Located in front of Coopers Beach, By the Bay Beachfront Apartments offer free Wi-Fi and a private balcony with lovely ocean views. Set in beautiful gardens, the property features a hot tub and kayak and surfboard rental. By the Bay is 5 minutes’ walk from Rangikapiti Pa Historic Reserve, and 15 minutes’ walk from central Mangonui. Kaitaia Airport is a 35... (more)
Doubtless Bay Lodge - Accommodation in Cable Bay New Zealand
Coopers Beach, Cable Bay
Boasting panoramic views of Doubtless Bay and the surrounding countryside, Doubtless Bay Lodge is just 200 metres from Coopers Beach. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.The heated rooms include satellite TV, a refrigerator and an electric kettle. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms also have a private b... (more)
Doubtless Bay Villas - Accommodation in Cable Bay New Zealand
Cable Bay
Doubtless Bay Villas feature views uninterrupted scenery and long stretches of beautiful beaches. The property is located in northern New Zealand, a 40-minute drive from Kerikeri. Free Wi-Fi access is provided.All villas include chic décor, stylish furnishings and glass-enclosed terraces with uninterrupted views of Pacific Ocean. Each has a kitchenette or ki... (more)
Driftwood Lodge - Accommodation in Cable Bay New Zealand
Cable Bay, Cable Bay
Set on Northland's Cable Bay beachfront, Driftwood Lodge offers BBQ facilities, free WiFi, free sea kayak hire, free fishing equipment and free boogie boards. All rooms feature a balcony with sea views, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen or a kitchenette.Driftwood Lodge is located in Doubtless Bay, known for its beaches with pink and golden sand. It is a 1-hour ... (more)
Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation - Accommodation in Cable Bay New Zealand
Cable Bay
Absolute beachfront holiday accommodation on the beach at Cable Bay, North Island, New Zealand, decorated in retro style.Golden Sand Beachfront Accommodation includes 2 self-catering and self-contained apartments (each apartment sleeps up to 4). Apartments have their own full kitchen and laundry and luxurious private bathroom, plus a large deck and off-stree... (more)
Golden Sand Beachfront Apartments - Accommodation in Cable Bay New Zealand
Cable Bay
Enjoy free Wi-Fi and stunning ocean views from your own private balcony at Golden Sand Beachfront Apartments, which are just a few seconds walk from Cable Bay Beach. Guests have access to a boat, fishing equipment and private BBQ facilities.A flat-screen TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station are standard in all apartments. Each air-conditioned apartme... (more)
Mangonui Motel - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
The spectacular setting of Mangonui Motel is framed with bush and lies overlooking views up the harbour over Doubtless Bay to the Karikari Peninsula Bay. The area is chock full of activities right at your doorstep, with 70km of tidy coastline at your disposal and plenty of safe swimming, fishing, day cruises, golf, ample diving, kayaking and dolphin experien... (more)
Mangonui Waterfront Apartment Motels - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
Overlooking the sparkling waters of Mangonui Harbour, Mangonui Waterfront Apartment Motels offer accommodation with free WiFi and a private balcony or patio. Guests enjoy free bicycle rental and BBQ facilities.All room types have a TV, a toaster and an electric kettle. Each room has a private bathroom with free toiletries. Most rooms also have a fully equipp... (more)
Mangonui Waterfront Motel - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
Stylish, unique and spacious historical accommodation, located on the picturesque waters of Mangonui, Northland, New Zealand. For those who seek a balance between creature comforts and unspoilt small town charm, Mangonui Waterfront Motel is the place to stay.Mangonui Waterfront Apartments offer the perfect place to unwind and relax. Awaken to spectacular sea... (more)
Mill Bay Suites Motel - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
"Feels like home, away from home." Clean. Quiet. Comfortable. Convenient. So say our guests!Just a minute or two by car to Mangonui and Coopers Beach, our spacious, self-contained, well-equipped units have views of Mill Bay and a lovely subtropical garden.Free wifi is available for reasonable use.Mill Bay Suites is an ideal home base for travellers exploring... (more)
Peppers Carrington Resort - Accommodation in Kaitaia New Zealand
Karikari Peninsula, Kaitaia
This 5-star resort is located on the Karikari peninsula in Northland, New Zealand. It is on a 3000 acre that includes a farm, a vineyard, and a 2.5 mile long white-sand coastline.Carrington Resort provides luxury rooms and self-contained villas. Rooms and suites include fireplaces and spacious balconies/terraces with immediate access to the wide landscape.Ca... (more)
Reef Lodge Motel - Accommodation in Karikari Peninsula New Zealand
Karikari Peninsula
Reef Lodge Motel is located in a beachfront location in Karikari Peninsula. It has 8 units and guests can choose from 1 studio, 5x1brm and 2x2brm. Karikari Peninsula is located in the Far North District. The Peninsula is known for its white sand beaches and big game fishing off its reefs. There are a number of vineyards producing Verdicchio grapes. Ree... (more)
Reia Taipa Beach Resort - Accommodation in Taipa New Zealand
Doubtless Bay, Taipa
Offering a stunning absolute beachfront location, Reia Taipa Beach Resort features free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool with a hot tub. Guests can enjoy the tennis court and BBQ areas.Apartments offer either ocean views, or views of the tropical swimming pool. All accommodation feature a patio, a sofa and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some apartments inclu... (more)
San Marino Motor Lodge - Accommodation in Coopers Beach New Zealand
Coopers Beach, Coopers Beach
Featuring free on-site parking, San Marino Motor Lodge is located on the shore of Coopers Beach. All accommodation features a kitchenette and cable TV. Some accommodation features a patio or balcony. Guests enjoy 200 MB of free WiFi.The pet-friendly San Marino Lodge is 2 minutes' drive from Mangonui Wharf and Mangonui's shops and restaurants. Kaitaia is a 30... (more)
Summerfields Country Retreat - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
Modern boutique lodge offering 5 stylish ensuite rooms and shared spacious guest kitchen, dining room & lounge with outdoor dining area. Tranquil country living only 5 mins drive from Mangonui - fantastic beaches, cafes, wineries, art & craft shops, golf courses and historic sites all within easy reach. Free wifi access.Only 1hr drive north from the Bay of I... (more)
Taupo Bay Holiday Park - Accommodation in Taupo Bay New Zealand
Taupo Bay
Northland at its best - magnificent beach, warm welcome Taupo Bay is a secret to be discovered. Joe and Gretta welcome you to this family camp situated just 300m from the picturesque white-sand beach of Taupo Bay. Perfect for swimming, fishing, surfing, boogie boarding and kayaking. 15 minutes' drive to Mangonui (Doubtless Bay). 1 hour from Bay of Islands... (more)
The Old Oak Boutique Hotel - Accommodation in Mangonui New Zealand
Far North, Mangonui
Located on the water's edge, this boutique hotel offers free Wi-Fi access, en suite bathrooms, and flat-screen TVs with 60 cable channels. Guests can relax in the gardens or on the verandas with harbour views.Originally built in 1861 and completely restored in 2009, The Old Oak features modern bathrooms, kitchenettes and heating in each luxury suite. New lig... (more)
Tokerau Beach Motor Camp - Accommodation in Karikari Peninsula New Zealand
Karikari Peninsula
Top Motel Whatuwhiwhi - Accommodation in Karikari Peninsula New Zealand
Karikari Peninsula
We have an excellent range at Top Motel Whatuwhiwhi, whether you want a romantic escape with your partner, a trip away with family or friends, of if you're a larger group - we'll have something to suit you. All our 4-star motels, whether you choose a 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom, are set in an elevated position overlooking the park to the beautiful Doubtless Ba... (more)
Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park - Accommodation in Karikari Peninsula New Zealand
Karikari Peninsula
Whatuwhiwhi Top 10 Holiday Park is a Qualmark 4-star plus Holiday Park on the Karikari Peninsula, Kaitaia. Set overlooking Doubtless Bay and adjacent to Perihipe Beach, the holiday park offers fishing, easy boat launching and safe swimming.Holiday Park accommodation comprises of self-contained deluxe units and park motels, cabins (some with kitchen), power a... (more)
White Sands Apartments - Accommodation in Karikari Peninsula New Zealand
Rangiputa Beach, Karikari Peninsula
Hosts Dave and Deb will ensure your stay on the glistening beach of Rangiputa is all you dreamed of and more. Steps from the beach this motel-style accommodation is situated in a tranquil location on beautiful Karikari Peninsula. Relax in our studio unit or two-storey Lockwood-style 1 and 2-bedroom apartments. Also available is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom family... (more)
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