Mangonui & Doubtless Bay
Mangonui is the urban centre of Doubtless Bay. It’s a natural harbour and one of the oldest ports in New Zealand. The first whaling ship arrived in Mangonui in 1792, and it soon became a bustling port of call for American whaling ships.
This quaint historic whaling village and port, Mangonui is now a popular tourist area with many boutique shops, restaurants and cafés with local art and crafts, a very popular day spa and other great activities. There are charter fishing and sailing boats available to access the dolphin watching, great fishing, snorkelling, diving and more.