Reasons to visit Maungaturoto:
This first factor is that this picturesque hilltop village is 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!
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Maungaturoto Residents Association:
Nyree Alcock 09 4318 462 -or E-mail
The second factor is 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 built by early settlers — as well as some of New Zealand’s best hot pies.
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. credit: www.kaiparalifestyler.co.nz
" 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.
Copies of the DVD will be available on the night. Cost $30 each.
If demand on the night exceeds the copies available, pre-paid orders will be taken and you will be notified when they will be available for pickup.
Below is an order form