With lots to do around Mangonui, Doubtless Bay, and further North; you can take your time and stay awhile. We're local, and we have lots of suggestions if you need something to suit your stay.
Take it easy on your first day and spend the time to unwind by keeping it local. Sleep in and wake to fresh coffee and pancakes (order when you book your cabin!). Take in the scenery, put on a record, hit up the hammock and dust off that book - total chill time.
Warning this state may last for several days!
Treat yourself to lunch out or dinner by the seaside, only 5 minutes away in Mangonui, then back to your cabin for that much anticipated bath under the stars.
Time to move, time to seek adventure, time to explore the area starting with Doubtless bay - from Taupo Bay (15mins south) to Kari Kari Peninsula (20mins north).
It's time to hit the beach; picnic by the sea; hike that hill and let your breath be taken away by the views; visit the Butler Point Whaling Museum for a bit of history; take the Insta selfies and create those memories! This is what it's all about.
Book yourself a wine tasting treat at the local 'Dancing Petrel Winery' - only 5 minutes drive from your cabin.
You're not going home yet are ya?
Jump in the car and drive 2 hours North to Cape Reinga and explore all the in-between: the coffee and donut from Wild Nekta cafe in Taipa; take in the wide open spaces; the rugged coastlines; the white sandy shores of Henderson Bay.
Drive along 90 Mile Beach; sand board down the slopes of the giant Te Paki sand dunes, soak in a Cape Reinga sunset at the top of NZ while watching the two oceans meet; then head back to Mangonui village for their famous fish & chips and home to that star gazing bath calling your name...
Now that you're feeling alive, rested, reconnected and in love...
Head South for the day to Totara North & Whangaroa, hike the Mahinepua track or tackle the Wairakau Stream track, and get picked up by water taxi. For dinner, order your fresh crayfish mornay from the local pub - you've earned it!
It's time to pack up and head back home. Revitalised and ready for anything, totally in control, totally in love and totally ready to book another Riverside Escapes glamping stay in a couple of months... we'll see you soon!
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