History of the Mangawhai Tavern

The historic Mangawhai Tavern is adjacent to the old port where the ships were loaded with the Kauri milled from the bush.

The tavern has a colourful history as a watering hole for the kauri bushmen and port workers and each year it provides a stunning harbourside venue as the community celebrate Mangawhai's rich heritage.

A historical location established in 1865.


Catering for corporate and private functions is a specialty of the Mangawhai Tavern. We have a variety of menu options designed to meet your particular requirements and budget. Small group or large call us first and we will take care of your event.

Having a special event - we have the perfect venue. Or ask about our out-catering.


Situated on the waters edge the Mangawhai Tavern is a beautiful location for any Wedding. It is perfect for the whole event, the ceremony and function. The Tavern is fortunate to have an in-house Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant, event planner, a qualified Chef and experienced friendly staff.

Relaxed or formal, a package can be offered to suit all budgets.