Come and visit us at Maungaturoto:
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.
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. Markets are on every 1st Friday of the Month from 3.30pm attracting tourists, visitors, locals and more!
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" EST 1863
Download and print the Maungaturoto Information Welcome Pack. It is valuable for present residents as well as any one thinking of moving to Maungaturoto.
MAUNGATUROTO COMMUNITY WALK VIA THE COUNTRY CLUB
WORK WITH ST JOHN!
They still need Volunteers
If you can help, please contact Stephen Rosser
Operations Team Manager
09 431 8403 or 021 231 6836
1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
ECO BAGS $3 AT LOCAL STORES