When: Saturday 10 March 2018

Time: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Where: Waterfront Drive, Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, Far North

Entrance fee: t.b.a

Typical Events

  • 100+ stalls - variety of food, wine, art and activities
  • 5 groups performing main stage
  • 5 groups performing in the chilll out zone
  • Middle-eastern Belly Dancers
  • Line Dancers
  • Taipa School Kapa Haka
  • Children's Entertainment - face painting, merry-go-round and more
  • Tokerau Beach Boys Paddle Board Challenge
  • Taipa Sailing Club races
  • Tug-o-war
  • Butler Point Whaling Museum and 1840s house & garden tours


Car Parking

Free parking is available adjacent to Mangonui ITM and Mangonui School with free shuttle buses provided to and from both entry points to the festival.

Disability Parking is available near Doubtless Beauty on Waterfront Drive (mobility parking-permit holders only).

Taipa - Mangonui Festival Courtesy Shuttle

Busabout North

Operates from Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach and returns from Mangonui Wharf. Times of departure: t.b.a

Stops include:

  • From Taipa: Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach (Cafe Area) - Cable Bay (opposite Dairy) - Coopers Beach G.A.S Service Station - Coopers Beach 4 Square (outside Harcourts) - Mangonui Wharf.
  • From Mangonui: Mangonui Wharf - Coopers Beach Thirsty Liquor - Coopers Beach Bowling Club - Cable Bay Dairy - Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach.

Butler Point Ferry and Tour

A special ferry operates from the Mangonui Wharf with drop off at Butler Point for a tour of the Whaling Museum and 1840's House & Gardens.

The times for departure: t.b.a

Price: t.b.a

A Mangonui Waterfront Festival special - this is a tour not to be missed. Limited numbers so bookings essential.

For bookings please contact Jan on 0800 MUSEUM or email butler.point@xtra.co.nz.

Stallholder Registrations

Anyone wishing to have a stall at this event is advised to register prior to the end of January to take advantage of the early bird discount.

Stall site charge rates: t.b.a

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About the Mangonui Waterfront Festival

Mangonui's annual Waterfront Festival is billed as a farewell to summer, the last chance to enjoy a long afternoon and evening before the end of daylight saving,

The road frontage is closed to traffic for the duration of the event. Crowds of around 5,000 are expected; with the 2012 to 2016 festivals having been unqualified successes.

A celebration of all things Far North, from wine and food to music and art with stalls stretching from just north of the Old Oak Boutique Hotel to the wharf. They offer everything from wine and food (including dishes from Thailand, South Africa, Mexico and New Zealand) to bromeliads and honey, condiments, massage, nail pinting and garden art.

For the more active, there is the chance to flex some muscles in tug-o-war and tennis - while on the water there is paddle board and sailing.