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 T.B.A - but typical events include:

  • 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
  • Children's Entertainment - face painting, merry-go-round and more
  • Tokerau Beach Boys Paddle Board Challenge
  • Taipa Sailing Club races
  • Tug-o-war


Car Parking

Parking details t.b.a. Parking is expected to be available adjacent to Mangonui ITM and Mangonui School with shuttle buses provided to and from both entry points to the festival.

Disability Parking is expected to be available on Waterfront Drive near the end of Grey Street East (mobility parking-permit holders only).

Taipa - Mangonui Festival Courtesy Shuttle

Service t.b.a. This is expected to be operating from Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach with return from Mangonui Wharf.

In the past, the stops have included:

  • 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.

Stallholder Registrations

Registration is available from 28 October 2017.

Stall site charge rates:

  • Early Bird Registration until 31 December 2017 - $50.00 per 3x3m site; $75.00 per 6x3m site.
  • Standard Registration from 1 January to 2 March 2018 - $75.00 per 3x3m site; $100.00 per 6x3m site.
  • Extra charge for vehicle unless integral part of stall - $50.00 per site.

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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 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.