Doubtless Bay

Picturesque Doubtless Bay stretches from Taupo Bay in the south to the Karikari Peninsula in the North. The most popular beaches in the area include Taupo Bay, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Hihi, Rangiputa Beach, Matai Bay and Whatuwhiwhi. Historic Mangonui, location of Acacia Lodge Motel’s waterfront accommodation,  is in the centre of Doubtless Bay and well-positioned for visiting all the local attractions on offer.

With over 70 kilometres of unspoiled coastline and an abundance of safe and uncrowded beaches Doubtless Bay is the ultimate New Zealand holiday destination. Stunning and varied scenery, close proximity to 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere make this area of Northland popular with Kiwis and overseas visitors alike. With Kaitaia only 20 minutes drive away, Doubtless Bay offers a great alternative to staying in a town during your visit to the Far North.

Other than the beaches and great food, a few local attractions you can enjoy whilst in Doubtless Bay include:

Golf – 3 clubs within easy driving distance of Mangonui are Carrington Golf Course, Kaitaia Golf Club (in Ahipara), Whangaroa Golf Club (20 mins drive east of Mangonui) and Kauri Cliffs Golf Course (40 mins east of Mangonui)

MuseumsMatthew’s Vintage Collection (Car Museum), Butler Point Whaling Museum, Far North Regional Museum (Kaitaia)

Fishing, cruising, sailing and diving – several experienced companies operated charters in and around Doubtless Bay. We are happy to book excursions for you or provide you with more information during your stay.

Arts & crafts – Doubtless Bay is a popular area for artists, carvers and sculptors. You can see local art on display in the galleries in Mangonui village or visit the artists studios around the area during your stay.

Walkways – there are several picturesque walks on offer in the Doubtless Bay area including the Mangonui Heritage Trail, Matai Bay to Whangatupere Bay (Karikari Peninsula), Rangikapiti Pa (Mill Bay), Taumararumaru D.O.C. Reserve (Coopers Beach)

WineriesButterfish Bay Vineyard, Karikari Estate Winery (Karikari Peninsula), Okahu Estate Winery (Kaitaia), Marsden Estate/Ake Ake/Cottle Hill (Kerikeri – 45 mins drive from Mangonui)