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Things to do in New Zealand

Cape Reinga/Ninety-Mile Beach

  • Day bus trip

  • You can drive your car up to Cape Reinga

  • It is not recommended that you drive back on Ninety-Mile Beach like the bus tour does


  • 50 Minute drive south on Highway 10

  • Kemp House and Old Stone Store

  • Lunch at Tearooms opposite

  • Good fruit stands along the main road

Bay of lslands

  • Hour drive south on Highway 10

  • Cream Cruise - Waitangi Treaty House

  • Most tours can be booked at Fullers Booking Office in the Mangonui Stationery on the waterfront in Mangonui

Horse Riding on Ninety-Mile Beach

  • Waitaha Horse Trails on Roma Road Ahipara


  • Mangonui Pub offers good food after 6 pm

  • Old Oak Inn just past the Pub specializes in seafood - BYOB

  • Excellent lunches at Café Nina on the waterfront in Mangonui. Home made soup and good ham rolls.


  • 4-Square Market in Mangonui

  • Coopers Beach for groceries

  • Fruits and veggies at the shop just past petrol station in Mangonui

  • Pak and Save in Kaitaia


  • Post Office located in the 4-Square Market in Mangonui

  • Stamps can be purchased and mail received

  • Receiving mail - your name, General Delivery, Mangonui, Northland, and New Zealand


  • Taupo Bay is a few kilometers south of Mangonui

  • Matai Bay on the Karikari peninsula

    • Beautiful beaches

    • Good for picnics

    • Safe for swimming


  • Craft shop is in Mangonui near the wharf

Glow-worm Nocturnal Park

  • Turn off at Taipa

  • Take a picnic

  • Wait for dark

  • View the glow-worms and Kiwi birds


  • Taupo Bay, just south of Mangonui. Pretty spot, best on easterly swells with west winds.

  • Shipwrecks/Ninety-Mile Beach

    • Drive 30 minutes through Ahipara, the south end of Ninety-Mile Beach

    • Shipwrecks is the first point

    • If that is not breaking, drive around the rocks

    • Can be rough the first 100 meters

    • Beautiful stretches of beach and world class waves

Canoes - Dinghies - Windsurfers - Kayaks

  • Aquapulse Surf Shop in Kaitaia


  • Mangonui Pier or Deep Sea Fishing. Boats leave from Mangonui. Either Leilani or Happy Hooker.

  • More fishing in the Bay of lslands


  • Rangikapiti Maori Pa just behind the house. Beautiful 360 view.

  • Coopers Beach just below the house

  • Mangonui Harbor. Walk to the end of Rangikapiti Road and down the track.

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