Mimiwhangata Coastal Park

Image: Stephen Wynne-Jones | ©


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

Place overview


  • Camping
  • Diving and snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

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About this place

Getting there

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

Take the old Whangārei-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
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   whangarei@doc.govt.nz
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
Postal Address:   PO Box 842
Whangarei 0140
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