About us


Doubtless Bay Promotion Inc. (DBPI) was originally formed by a group of local businessmen and women as the Doubtless Bay Business Association, with the aim to promote and represent Doubtless Bay as a tourist destination, to encourage tourists to stay longer and to support and encourage business and living in the area. The name was changed in May 2005 to DBPI to more accurately reflect the aims of the group.

Doubtless Bay Information Centre

DBPI staffs and maintains the Doubtless Bay Information Centre which is located on the waterfront at 118 Waterfront Drive in the heart of the Mangonui township, adjacent to the historic Courthouse.

In addition to providing information about the area to visitors, the Information Centre offers a full booking service for tours, attractions and accommodation and bus tickets to and from Auckland. It also has a wide range of souvenirs and gifts for sale. All accommodation and tours marked with the Doubtless bay Info Centre symbol, can be booked through the Information Centre using our 'Make a booking' form.

The Information Centre has a 24-hour Automatic Teller Machine (ATM),
serviced by ASB Bank and Hotlink Internet Access terminals, Skype and
wireless connections. You can also burn your digital holiday photos from
camera cards to CD. Internet access via Hotlink terminals is available
during opening hours but the wireless connections are range-dependent
and may be used outside of opening hours. Cost for use of hotlink
terminals - NZ$2.00 for 20 mins. and NZ$5.00 for 50 mins.

We are usually open from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm throughout the summer, with shorter opening hours in the winter.

Info CentreYou can email the Doubtless Bay Information Centre direct at: infocentre@doubtlessbay.co.nz.

Our other public services

DBPI maintains this community website, the only comprehensive business directory for the area, produces the Doubtless Bay Visitor Guide (which is displayed in tourist offices and other locations throughout New Zealand) and organises the annual Waterfront Festival in Mangonui.

We have a TV monitor in the Information Centre with a continuous display of See & Do NZ videos of the area - Doubtless Bay, The Far North, Mangonui, and the Mangonui Waterfront Festival. Members who have a good professional and high quality video demonstrating their facility or activity, can have it added at a cost which is unlikely to exceed $25.

Please let the website administrator know if you are aware of events, community groups and local businesses that should be added to the listings on this website.

Officers and members

Office holders and committee for 2013 - 2014:

Chairman: Eddie Aickin
Honorary Treasurer: Stewart Russell
Honorary Secretary: Jeff Parker / Clara Lugnet
Committee member: Rick Palmer
Committee member: Mark Osborne
Committee member: Ros Harley
Committee member: Denise Alexander
Committee member: Shanny Maginness
Committee member: Gary Jones
Information Centre administrator: Clara Lugnet
Website administrator: Martin Wale (ex officio)

Member businesses:

Acacia Lodge, Mill Bay, Mangonui
Acorn Bar & Bistro, Mangonui
Airzone Kitesurfing School and Dream Catchers, Karikari Peninsula
Allfaze Electrical & Security and The Lighthouse, Taipa
Andrew Beswick Photography, Coopers Beach
Apex Plumbers, Kaitaia and Coopers Beach
Archibald Motors, Family Finance and Northland Rentals, Kaitaia
and Golden Sand Beach Front Accommodation, Cable Bay
Arjays at Coopers, Coopers Beach
As Good As It Gets, Cable Bay
A to Z Diving and The Dive Shack, Whatuwhiwhi and Kaitaia
The Baker Man and Mangos Bistro, Mangonui
The Beach Cottage, Cable Bay
Butler Point Whaling Museum & 1840s House, Hihi
By the Bay, Coopers Beach
Carneval Ocean View, Cable Bay
Carrington Resort and Karikari Estate, Karikari Peninsula
Richard IR Catterall Consulting Engineer, Mangonui
Coopers Beach Four Square and Lotto, Coopers Beach
Coopers Beachfront Suites, Coopers Beach
Coopers Beach Hammer Hardware, Coopers Beach
Coopers Beach Sails Apartment, Coopers Beach
Crewcut Far North Lawnmowing Services, Mangonui
Davina's Apartment, Coopers Beach
Dawson Design Limited and Muscle Work Massage, Coopers Beach
Dolphins Watch Apartment, Coopers Beach
Doubtless Bay Dental, Coopers Beach
Doubtless Bay Lodge, Coopers Beach
Doubtless Bay Marriage Celebrant - Bev Weber and Top Enz Fishing Charters Ltd, Taipa
Doubtless Bay Pharmacy, Coopers Beach, Shackleton's Amcal Pharmacy, Kaitaia and Waitapu Estate Vineyard, Ahipara
Doubtless Bay Sport Fishing Club
Doubtless Bay Storage, Mangonui
Doubtless Bay Times
Doubtless Bay Wine Company
Doubtless Beauty, Mangonui
Driftwood Lodge, Cable Bay
Esquire Motel, Mangonui
Exhibit A, Mangonui
Far North Fishing Charters, Whatuwhiwhi
Far North Interiors, Coopers Beach
Far North ITM Building Centre, Mangonui
Flax Bush, Mangonui
Freespool Boat Charter and Rangiputa Retreat Fish and Farm Stay, Karikari Peninsula
Hair 'n Mangonui, Mangonui
Harrisons Cape Runner, Kaitaia
Hihi Beach Holiday Camp, Hihi
Hihi Olive Estate and Olive Cottage, Hihi
Clive & Georgina Hill Chiropractor & Acunpuncturist, Coopers Beach
Hill Top Retreat, Peria
Isobar Surf, Taupo Bay
Karikari Fisherman's Lodge, Tokerau Beach
Karikari Lodge, Tokerau Beach
Kidron Builders Ltd, Peria
Lady Di B&B, Whatuwhiwhi
LJ Hooker Real Estate, Mangonui
Mangonui Fish Shop, Mangonui
Mangonui Health & Fitness, Coopers Beach
Mangonui Hotel, Mangonui
Mangonui Motel and Bead Studio, Mangonui
Mangonui Waterfront Apartments Motel
Mangonui Sands Commercial and Boat Storage, Mangonui
Matthews Coastline Ltd, Aurere
Matthews Vintage Collection, Aurere
Mill Bay Haven, Mangonui
Misty River Lodge and Misty River Gold, Mangonui
New Zealand Fishing Charters (Snappa Slappa), Whatuwhiwhi
Old Oak Boutique Hotel, Mangonui
Orana Motor Inn, Kaitaia
Palmer Macauley - Northland Law, Mangonui
Paradise Design Sculpture, Peria
Pisces Charters, Mangonui
PKF Francis Aickin Accountants, Mangonui
Por La Corazon Ltd, Coopers Beach
Professionals: Far North Coastal Ltd, Coopers Beach
Pukenui Lodge, Houhora
Puketiti Lodge, Mangonui
Ranui Lodge Motel, Mangonui
Ray White Real Estate, Mangonui
Redan Online & Doubtless Adventures, Mangonui and Redan Auto Electrical, Kaitaia
Reia Taipa Beach Resort, Taipa
Riviera Lodge, Whatuwhiwhi
Rosie's Bed & Breakfast, Coopers Beach
Sanctuary in the Cove, Bruce Abraham Corporate & Personal Mentor, Coopers Beach and Sorella House, Cable Bay
Sand Safaris, Kaitaia
San Marino Motor Lodge, Coopers Beach
Select Doubtless Bay Villas, Cable Bay
Summerfields Country Retreat, Mangonui
Swisslodge, Taipa
The Thai Restaurant, Mangonui
Top Cats Bed & Breakfast, Cable Bay
Karen Vernon Artist & Doubtless Bay Plumbing & Drainlaying (Vernon's Plumbing), Coopers Beach
Wagener Holiday Park, Houhora
Water Cowboys, Karikari Peninsula
The Wharf Store & Harbourside Takeaways, Mangonui
Whatuwhiwhi Top 10 Holiday Park, Whatuwhiwhi
Wiltons Garage and Marine, Mangonui
Zig Zag Charters, Mangonui

Mission statement

To co-ordinate, unite and provide direction for the promotion and development of business in the entire Doubtless Bay area for the benefit of members and the community. This is to be achieved by providing guidance and assistance in a fun and creative way and, where possible, by utilising the strength of our heritage and multi-cultural history.

© 2005 - Doubtless Bay Promotion Inc