Mimiwhangata Coastal Park
Image: Stephen Wynne-Jones ©


Mimiwhangata Coastal Park near Whangarei is home to recovering bird and marine species.

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping
  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

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Beach activities

Mimiwhangata is a great place for beach activities such as swimming, snorkelling, picnicking or just relaxing.

There are no boat launching facilities at Mimiwhangata though you may carry small boats from the car park to the sea. Hand-launching of dinghies is permitted from the car park.

The Marine Park offers good fishing opportunities, but you must carefully study the Marine Park Regulations.

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    About this place

    Getting there

    Mimiwhangata Coastal Park is located on Northland's east coast about an hour drive from Whangarei (48 km) and from Russell (52 km).

    Take the old Whangarei-Russell coastal road, turn-off at Helena Bay and continue on Webb Road. After Teal Bay the road is unsealed, narrow and winding, and unsuitable for towing caravans. Mimiwhangata Coastal Road is after the Ngahau Bay turn-off and is well signposted.

    Know before you go

    • Keep away from fenced off nesting areas, and watch where you walk. Sand dunes are fragile, as are many of the creatures that inhabit them.
    • No cellphone coverage.
    • No boat launching facilities – however, hand-launching of dinghies is permitted.
    • No pets – including dogs, birds or cats.
    • No fires are permitted within the Park.
    • Remove all your rubbish.
    • Northland reserve bylaws apply to Mimiwhangata Scenic Reserve. 
    • Read the Mimiwhangata Marine Park Regulations.


    Whangarei Office
    Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
    Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
    Address:   2 South End Ave
    Whangarei 0110
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