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Mahanga is a white sandy beach, great for walking, collecting shells and beach fishing. This is also a great beach for boogie boarding. It is possible to walk around to Oraka Beach but you need to be aware of the tides.

There are several streams here which have whitebait in them. Remember that this is a seasonal fishing activity (15 August - 30 November).

At Mahanga Beach there are public toilets available at the end of Judges Parade and off-road parking along the beach.


If you go surf-casting at this beach you will have to wade out quite far to cast your rod as it is very flat. Mahanga Beach is a popular spot to launch a long-line.


Suitable for less experienced surfers | Toilets available

Beach break and left hand point break in SE-E-NE swells with W-SW offshore. Relatively sheltered on the northern coastline with good beach and reef breaks on all tides.


To reach Mahanga Beach, take SH 2 towards Gisborne. At Nuhaka, continue straight ahead towards Opoutama. At Opoutama continue straight ahead on the sealed road.


Where to find us

Physical Address: 9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
Postal Address: PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
Opening Hours:
Weekdays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends and public holidays 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CLOSED Christmas Day

Contact us

0800 HAWKES BAY (429537 229)
and press 3 for Wairoa

+64 6 838 7440
+64 6 838 3901

9 Paul Street, Wairoa 4108
PO Box 54, Wairoa 4160, Hawke’s Bay
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