Dis­cover this pop­u­lar hol­i­day spot

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You don’t just get one Man­gawhai – there are two. Man­gawhai Heads and Man­gawhai Vil­lage are linked by a pic­turesque cause­way sur­rounded by na­tive wet­lands and bush. Both have thriv­ing shop­ping cen­tres with cafes, restau­rants, art and craft gal­leries, spe­cial­ity shops and a wide range of re­tail ser­vices. They are pop­u­lar hol­i­day spots. There is a choice of mo­tels, bed and break­fasts, back­pack­ers or hol­i­day homes and baches. As well as a grow­ing tourism in­dus­try, Man­gawhai has a strong lo­cal com­mu­nity – there are many churches, sports clubs, and com­mu­nity groups, a li­brary, Man­gawhai Beach School and Man­gawhai Preschool. The area also has an all-weather 18hole golf course. With five beaches within a 15 minute drive, res­i­dents and hol­i­day­mak­ers are spoilt for choice, whether it’s sail­ing, fish­ing, surf­ing or laz­ing on the beach. There are many coastal and bush walks with a panoramic gulf view from Whangarei Heads to Pakiri. Man­gawhai’s sand dunes are a dom­i­nant fea­ture of the es­tu­ary. Ad­min­is­tered by the Depart­ment of Con­ser­va­tion, they are home to the rare fairy and caspian tern, vari­able oys­ter­catcher and the New Zealand dot­terel. Man­gawhai is on the Twin Coast Dis­cov­ery High­way just 90 min­utes drive from Auck­land or 50 min­utes south of Whangarei.

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