Forthcoming events

Bay of Islands and Far North Escapes, New Zealand

The Great Far North Roadie!

The Bay of Islands and the Far North - a perfect place to escape to! A group of tourism businesses working together to tell people about our spots in paradise. There are so many activities, accommodation and food options to suit all interests and wants, so many adventures to be had... on and off the beaten track. This will give you some ideas of what you can do and also share some of those secret (and often free) spots that only locals know about.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 November 2020

Far North Garden Safari
This year between Coopers Beach and Hihi. There are 12 lovely gardens to visit. Refreshments and stalls will be available on Saturday only, this year.
Tickets for the safari cost $25 and are available from usual outlets from 1 October.
A bus will be available on the Saturday leaving from the back of Te Ahu by 8.45am for $10.
Supporting Riding for the Disabled Kaitaia.
Contact - Irene Knowler, Phone: 09 406 2022

A Saturday in Autumn 2021

Annual Mangonui Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Drive Mangonui - 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm
A celebration of locally-produced food, beverages, art and music


Every Saturday morning

Mangonui Craft Market
Mangonui Memorial Hall, Waterfront Drive Mangonui
9.00am - 1.30pm
Come along for local hand made products such as olive oil, photography, jewellery, gel candles, swamp kauri crafts, baby clothes, cushions, kids’ sun hats, face and body products, jams and sauces, diamond pictures, cards, tea cosies, casserole dish holders, and barbie doll clothes.
Contact - Phone: Judy Wells, 09 406 0236

Doubtless Bay Market
9am - 1pm at the Doubtless Bay Christian Centre (opposite Mangonui Fire Station on State Highway 10). New stall holders welcome, $10, Car Boots just $5, Fresh local produce, Hot food and drinks from the kitchen, arts & crafts, Children's play area, Op-shop open, heaps of parking.
For more information or to book a stall please contact Bill Campbell on Phone: 09 406 0977 or Cell/Text 021 406173.

Every Tuesday evening in summer

Tuesday Night Market
5.30 - 8.00pm. Next to the Mangonui Hotel on Waterfront Drive.
Contact: Liz, Cell: 021 781700 or Linley, Cell: 027 4846791

Arts venues

Te Ahu

There are two major arts venues near to Doubtless Bay. For forthcoming events:

Te Ahu, Kaitaia

Events at Te Ahu
Te Ahu Cinema
Te Ahu Library
Museum @ Te Ahu

Turner Centre, Kerikeri

Past annual events

Sunday 6 October 2019

Mangonui Lions Annual Fun Run
10.00am start at Mangonui School, Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui. Finish at Coopers Beach Reserve, SH10, Coopers Beach.
Entry fee: $10 adults; $2 children.
Distances: 8km or 6km, with 2km Beach Run for the littlies.
This community event is designed to promote fitness in our district. The course is mainly road and footpath for 5km, then hard-packed beach for 1km, followed (for the 8km course) by 2km on a grass track in a reserve. The children will have a 2km Beach Run along Coopers Beach. There will be refreshments and Prizegiving at the conclusion at Coopers Beach Reserve.
Funds raised will go to Mangonui Lions Club’s community projects.
For details see Facebook page or email Alan Dow

Saturday 30 November 2019

Christmas in the Park
Mangonui School Field - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Stalls, fun games and rides with activities for all ages. Raffles galore.
Contact - Phone: School 09 406 0182 | Email:

Christmas 2019

St Andrew's Anglican Church
Colonel Mould Drive, Mangonui

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols: Sunday 15 December at 7.00 pm.
Holy Communion: Sunday 22 December at 9.00 am.
Midnight Service: Tuesday 24 December at 11.00 pm.
Christmas Day Holy Communion: Wednesday 25 December at 9.00 am.
Catholic Service: Wednesday 25 December at 11.00 am.
Holy Communion and Family Worship: Every Sunday during January 2020 at 9.00 am.

For more information, contact Jan - Phone: 09 406 1239

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild

Saturday 28 - Tuesday 31 December 2019

Doubtless Bay Embroiderer's Guild - Annual Exhibition
9.30am - 4.30pm - Mangonui Memorial Hall
Entry free

Taupo Bay Tractor Spectacular

Monday 30 December 2019

Sixth Annual Taupo Bay Tractor Spectacular
Marlin Drive, Taupo Bay : 5 pm.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January 2020

Far North ITM - Doubtless Bay Fishing Contest & Auction
Weigh-in and prize-giving at Eastern Rugby Football Grounds Taipa at 4.00 pm (Saturday) and 3.30pm (Sunday).
More information: Contact Danielle Moa: Cell: 027 2939903 | Phone: 09 406 0048 | Email:

Marlin Classic

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 February 2020

Taipa Tavern Marlin Classic
Organised by Doubtless Bay Sportfishing Club Inc.
Weigh-in: Thursday & Friday: 4pm - 6pm; Saturday 3pm - 5pm followed by prizegiving. All held at Taipa Tavern.
For more information, email

Saturday 14 March 2020

Annual Mangonui Waterfront Festival
Waterfront Drive Mangonui - 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm
A celebration of locally-produced food, beverages, art and music

Saturday 21 March 2020


Mangonui Garden Club - Annual Flower & Vegetable Show
11am - 3.30pm at St John Ambulance Hall, Coopers Beach
Entry $2.00.
For more information contact Julie by phone 09 406 0221 or Chris 09 406 2270 or Facebook .
General enquiries: Debbie 027 449 6177

Easter Saturday 11 April 2020


21st Annual Easter Dig Festival
Taipa Point and Beach
11.00am to 2.30pm.
Market and Food stalls
Cost per child: t.b.a.
Contact - Doubtless Bay Playgroup | Phone: 09 406 2275

Saturday 25 April 2020


ANZAC Day Parade and Service
11am. War Memorial, Waterfront Drive, Mangonui
Organised by Mangonui Lions Club.
(Parade starts from Mangonui Memorial Hall).