Doubtless Bay is home to one of the oldest ports in New Zealand, Mangonui, with historical accounts dating back to the early 1800’s when it was a whaling base.
Visit this picturesque location to gain just a glimpse of the great wealth of cultural history associated within this area.
You will find a stunning array of cultural and historical encounters, begin by exploring the unspoiled coastlines, discover magnificent pa sites and scenic reserves, and finish with a coastal short walk.
Find out why Doubtless Bay is historically significant to the Far North. Discover what Doubtless Bay has to offer, from a variety of scenic and historical sites to walks overlooking picturesque coastal landscapes.
History buffs can get amongst the numerous cultural and historical sites and there are plenty of other opportunities for families, walkers, dog owners and fishers.
Find out where to stay in and around the Doubtless Bay Area.
Find out how to get to Doubtless Bay.
View photo galleries from around the Doubtless Bay area including Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve, Rangikapiti Pa, and the historic Mangonui Courthouse.
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