Mangakino

A tranquil town on the edge of Lake Maraetai, Mangakino is a holiday spot where you can experience true relaxation in a heartland New Zealand community. Time passes slowly among the rolling hills of rural dairy and sheep farms, with every day helping you get back to life’s simple pleasures.

There are lots of places to explore in Mangakino. You can get up late, and enjoy breakfast as you watch rowing teams practice on the mirror-like Lake Maraetai or the morning fog lifting from the hills. Spend the day swimming, boating or fishing at one of the four local reservoir lakes.

Stretch your legs with a hike or bike along the Waikato River Trails. You can visit Pa Harakeke to learn about the native forests and traditional plant uses. Enjoy a round of golf at the scenic local course nestled on the shores of Lake Maraetai. For pure relaxation, just read a book in the sun to the sound of birdsong.

Mangakino has six fresh water lakes in close proximity, making it a great base for wakeboarding, water-skiing, rowing and powerboating. Lake Maraetai hosts the annual North Island Wakeboarding Championships and Lake Whakamaru is home to the Water Ski Club which provides lakefront clubrooms and water ski access.

Mangakino