When: Saturday 24 March 2018

Time: 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm

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

Entrance fee: Adults $10, Children gold coin and under 5’s free

2018 Events include:

  • 100+ stalls - variety of food, wine, art and activities
  • 6 groups performing main stage (near Mangonui Hotel)
  • 5 groups performing in Chilll Zone (under the Pohutukawa trees)
  • 8 groups performing at the BE FREE Dance/Youth Stage plus Youth Open Mic. (@ Wiltons Garage)
  • Middle-eastern Belly Dancers
  • Line Dancers
  • Children's Entertainment - face painting, merry-go-round and more


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Car Parking

Public Parking is adjacent to Mangonui ITM and limited parking at Mangonui School with Mangonui Lions shuttle buses provided to and from both entry point to the festival.

Disability Parking is available on Waterfront Drive near the end of Grey St East (mobility parking permit holders only).

This event is not suitable for dogs. Please leave them at home. Guide dogs only, please.

Taipa - Mangonui Festival Courtesy Shuttle

Service will operating from Ramada Resort Taipa (cafe area) to Festival entry point near Flax Bush. First bus leaves Taipa at 12noon and on the hour, returns from Flax Bush on the half hour. Final bus leaves Mangonui at 6.30pm.

Stops include:

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

Stallholder Registrations

Registration now closed.

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 2017 festivals having been unqualified successes.

A celebration and showcase for everything good about the 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.