Attractions

The Far North is a very special place offering a wonderful natural playground with hundreds of kilometres of magnificent unspoiled beaches and coastline. We have the highest ratio of beaches to landmass of any region in New Zealand and the warmest year-round temperatures. There is plenty of room to move... fresh air to breathe... friendly people... a nice easy atmosphere... fish to catch... shops and restaurants to enjoy and exciting things to do ... For more information, visit Doubtless Bay.

Mangonui Waterfront Apartments is the perfect place to base your holiday. Being only 1 hour from the Bay of Islands and 1 hour to Cape Reinga, Mangonui is the perfect in between location. Now that you are here discovering our secret delights you will be back for sure. It's that kind of place.

Zig Zag Charters

Zig ZagExperience the thrill of sailing and spotting wild life including dolphins and orca off New Zealand's beautiful Cape Kari Kari. You could also catch a glimpse of seals or penguins while sailing around magnificent Doubtless Bay on the 58 foot catamaran "Zig Zag".

Zig Zag Charters is fully licensed by the Department of Conservation for marine excursions. Your skipper will be a local with many years experience operating successful commercial fishing ventures.


Butler Point Whaling Museum

Whaling museumButler Point is a privately owned 26 hectare property in the Far North of New Zealand's North Island. Over the last three decades the proprietors of Butler Point, Linda and Laetitia Ferguson, have developed the property into ann excellent whaling museum, historic captain Butler's House & garden and a Macadamia orchard. One of the Far North's most fascinating heritage tourism destinations.


Heritage Trail of Mangonui

Mangonui CourthouseBeginning and ending at the Mangonui courthouse, the Mangonui Heritage Trail provides a glimpse of the great wealth of Maori and European History associated with this area. The Trail is three kilometres in length and accessible by foot or vehicle. The average time to walk the trail is one and a half hours. Mangonui Waterfront Apartments is number 16 on the trail.


Beaches

Cable BayFor perfect beaches there are few more relaxing spots in New Zealand than Doubtless Bay, which enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate and crystal clear waters at beaches such as Cable Bay (the place for body surfing), Ninety Mile Beach (4WD adventure haven) and Whatuwhiwhi (windsurfing waters). With so many superb beaches to choose from, you can avoid the crowds and find your own private piece to enjoy the inspiring scenery Doubtless Bay offers.


Gumdiggers Park

Gumdiggers ParkExperience Northland as it was in the early 1900s. This unique attraction gives the visitor an in-depth look into the every day life of the gumdiggers. View the ancient Kauri logs andthe maze of Giant Gum Holes that cover this 8 hectare site.

Situated 25 kilometres north of Kaitaia, Gumdiggers Park is a 4 minute detour off the main road to Cape Reinga.