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History trail with views

A lovely walk through this delightful town - the Historical Society has done an excellent job of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Jenny G
A surprising historical gem

Mangonui hides it's light under a bushel. Only a small part of this town can be seen from the main... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Jenny W
Mangonui, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Mangonui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We had some time on our hands and walked the heritage trail in Mangonui. There are some interesting structures and one gets a feel for what life would have been like in the mid-18th century, when Mangonui was an important center of commercial and other...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A lovely walk through this delightful town - the Historical Society has done an excellent job of maintaining the signs and information which make this walk so interesting and enjoyable. And the Art and Craft Gallery in the centre of town is truly splendid!

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mangonui hides it's light under a bushel. Only a small part of this town can be seen from the main road. Once the trail leads you up into the town it unlocks an amazingly rich and varied history with some stunning views thrown in as...More

1  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Really enjoyed the Heritage Trail, not overly strenuous but well worth the walk, some great views and finish at Mangonui so you can stop at the café.

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed my 1 hour walk past quaint houses and extensive views of the bay. A bit up and down giving you a short and sweet workout.

Thank 563brigitteh
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

So much to see on this walk. Learn about the history of the area and have a wonderful stroll around the village. Approx 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace. Two parts that are a bit steep but there is other routes to take for it...More

Thank Megan A
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Have done this walk on our last Visit to Mangonui three years ago! Repeated the walk three times this visit. Slight hill climb, great bit of exercise! Lovely trees and plants that are grown on the walk at also makes it interesting. Lovely completing the...More

Thank lindiloo3
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Loved following this trail and there are so many interesting spots with incredible views.The history of the wee town is huge and you get to walk up to the old Pa site where the view of Doubtless Bay is extensive. A lovely town to walk...More

Thank PennyPie
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A local Mangonui resident took me on this walk on a sunny day. What a wonderful experience. A quick trek through a bush and up the local roads .. a visit to the old schoolhouse.. an easy short climb up the Pa ..

1  Thank countrywriter
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A very cute walk showing old buildings and heritage of the area - if you like history its worth it. The area also had superb beaches - nice cafes and is very scenic. I would suggest tourists would love this area - I'm a kiwi...More

1  Thank Kerry S
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