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.
Check out the information centre on the waterfront to find out more about the many things to see and do in the area. There are charter fishing and sailing boats available to access the dolphin watching, great fishing, snorkelling, diving and more.