Come and enjoy this picturesque hilltop village established in 1863, steeped in history, with settlers arriving over 150 years ago to colonize the bush-clad hills around the northern Kaipara Harbour.

Here you’ll find glorious old homesteads - some original cottages were made from a single felled kauri tree — an historic church, and a tavern with a long and bizarre story to its name.

In fact, the Maungaturoto Hotel is the only public house in New Zealand to nearly have been lost at sea — twice!

Experience the spirit of the locals. And what a big-hearted spirit it is! A look down the main street of Maungaturoto reveals brand new gardens, developed and implemented by the community. A new wharf was also constructed as part of sesquicentennial  celebrations — once again, a triumph of community spirit.

Here you’ll find welcoming cafes and eateries — one situated in the grand old bank building designed by architects Mitchell and Mitchell and opened in 1940— as well as some of New Zealand’s best hot pies.  We also have a Country Club that has sports facilities, a sports bar, event venue and casual dining.

There’s also a quirky collection of shops to browse, none more wonderfully weird than Dreams, with a pair of giant gumbooted feet  planted upside down atop its roof.  

Take a trip through the gorge to the waterfalls, visit historic Batley and scenic Whakapirau, or take in some culture at the renowned Otamatea Repertory Theatre — it’s all happening in this interesting little corner of the Kaipara.                                                          
"the heart of the Kaipara" 
Download and print the Maungaturoto Information Welcome Pack. It is valuable for present residents as well as any one thinking of moving to Maungaturoto.

Brought to you by the Maungaturoto Residents Association  PO Box 113, Maungaturoto

For Maungaturoto Matter enquiries please email: or phone Alison 09 431 8860

For website enquiries please email Diana Moore


Maungaturoto is taking its first steps into becoming a plastic bagless society.  The residents association organised the tote bags to be printed with the logo and to have them availabe for only $3 so they are affordable for everyone.  Great for carrying your library books, grocerys and more!
You can pick up a copy from the 4 square or Tony's bookstore

The Maungaturoto Residents Association has a group of volunteers who produce a monthly magazine with lots of local news and information.  You can also download a free copy from the Maungaturoto Facebook page in the file section.  
Delight in taking your family for a walk through the gorgeous picturesque land of the country club whilst helping yourself to the fruit that lines the pathes and finishes up at the end of the walk.

A group of over 50 volunteers planted over sixty fruit trees in 2016 to start the community orchard.  Everyone is welcome to help themselves to fruit with only one rule - "Leave some for everyone"