Mangawhai Heads and Village are popular holiday destinations for locals and offer fantastic surfing and fishing, a calm harbour for swimming and kayaking and sand dunes that are home to rare birds and great for walking. The area is also home to a thriving arts and crafts community as well as vineyards, olive groves and for the sweet tooth the chocolatiers Bennetts of Managawhai is a must.
Mangawhai Golf Club is just 90 minutes drive north of Auckland City and has consistently been considered one of the best courses in New Zealand. Located in the developing seaside resort of Mangawhai Heads, this course is a hidden gem. From the clubhouse, the front and back nines loop out and back and the course takes you into some natural wilderness areas abound with tall pines, sub-tropical vegetation and natural flowers. The Excellent layout, undulations and naturalness of the course is a feast for the eyes, most likely initiating the growing popularity and stature of the course among keen golfers.