Mangawhai once again has a magnificent harbour - sheltered and safe for family activity!

Following a severe storm in 1978, the harbour sandspit was breached, and this became much worse during cyclone Bola 9 years later. The harbour became blocked off due to the buildup of sediment, promoting the invasion of mangroves.

The Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society, with the enthusiastic support of our local community, and the Kaipara District Council, has devoted more than twenty years to gradually restoring our harbour to its original pristine state. Whilst there is still more to do, we once again have families and visitors enjoying our special harbour.

Summer goes well with fishing and sailing in Mangawhai harbour.

Sheltered and safe for family activities, this is a great place to spend summer!





Grass beach right down to the waterline

High tide. Children enjoy the novelty of grass right down to the waterline.





Mangawhai Harbour looking out to sea