When: Saturday 1 April 2017

Time: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

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

Main Sponsor: Harcourts Bay of Islands Real Estate

Entrance fee: Adult - $10, Kids - Gold Coin, Under 5 - Free

Typical Events

  • 100+ stalls - variety of food, wine, art and activities
  • 5 groups performing on Main Stage
  • 5 groups performing at Chill Zone
  • Line Dancers
  • Children's Entertainment - face painting, bouncy castle and more
  • Tokerau Paddle Board Challenge
  • Taipa Sailing Club races
  • Butler Point Whaling Museum and 1840s house & garden tours


This year's Sponsors/Supporters include:

Car Parking


Free Shuttle Bus

To and from the Waterfront Festival from Taipa, Cable Bay, Coopers Beach and return.

Timetable T.B.C.

Butler Point Ferry and Tour

A special ferry will operate 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 from the Mangonui Wharf will be :

  • 11.00 am
  • 1.30 pm
  • 2.30 pm

Price: $30 adults and $15 students.

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:

  • Early Bird Registration until 31 January 2017 - $65.00 per site.
  • Standard Registration from 1 February 2017 - $90.00 per site.
  • Extra charge for vehicle unless integral part of stall - $50.00 per site.

Stallholder Registration Form (Download PDF) >>

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 the paddle board relay race.