Where we are

About this area

Mangonui Harbour
Sheltered Bay

Maori legend tells us that Kupe, the great Polynesian navigator, made his first landing near Taipa in A.D. 950. In 1769, Captain James Cook sailed past the entrance and recorded in his journal - Doubtless a Bay. From 1831, European whalers, timber workers and immigrants arrived here.

There are many attractions in and around Doubtless Bay. You can find out more at Doubtless Bay Online.

For more information about our Bay of Islands base, visit our Discover Bay of Islands website.

How to get here

We are located in the far north of New Zealand's North Island in the heart of beautiful Doubtless Bay.

By air:
There are one or two daily return flights from Auckland to Kaitaia Airport (about a half hour drive away) and four or five daily return flights to Kerikeri Airport (about 45 minutes drive) operated by Air New Zealand Link.

By road:
Travelling here by car by the direct route using State Highway 1 and State Highway 10, the journey time from Auckland airport is about four and a half hours without stops. Travelling the Twin Coast Discovery Highway - a world-class touring route leaving from, and returning to, Auckland - requires at least two days in each direction to visit the many interesting and beautiful attractions along the way. Visit Go Northwest for more information.

Follow State Highway 1 north from Whangarei and turn right on to State Highway 10 at Pakaraka junction and follow the signs to Doubtless Bay. An hour's drive will get you to Mangonui. Mangonui Wharf is in the centre of the township.

Map of our location

Click on the buttons of the interactive map below to zoom in or zoom out or click on the marker to get driving instructions.

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