Mangawhai Museum

10am-4pm daily

Nau Mai ki ta Maatau Whare Taonga. Welcome to the spirit of Mangawhai

Stories tell of an epic battle of the Maori wars, lost gold bullion still waiting to be found from the second world war, secret gatherings of heavy machinery to defy government regulators and a look at local natural history around Mangawhai and its harbour including the fight to save the critically endangered Fairy Tern. Museum and Shop open 10am-4pm daily.



For more info visit:

Mangawhai Museum


Corner of Molesworth Drive and Thelma Road
Mangawhai Heads


09 431 4645



Wheelchair access. Free museum admission for carers provided this is arranged in advance with the Manager. Free admission may not be able to be provided if reception volunteer is not aware of the arrangement. Please call or email to arrange in advance.


From Mangawhai Village 3 minutes. From Auckland Harbour Bridge 80 minutes. From Whangarei 60 minutes.


Plenty of car and coach parking is available.

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