How to Find Us
Driving from Auckland to Mill Bay Haven in Mangonui
Mill Bay Haven is about 315km north of Auckland, or about 4 hours
driving. You drive on highway 1 most of the way, before changing to
highway 10 at Pakaraka which is reached after 235 km.
On highway 1 drive north past Whangarei which is 160km north of
Auckland, and which you reach after about 2 hours. Continue north on
highway 1 for another 60 km to a town called Kawakawa. Just before
Kawakawa township, there is a major left turn (which is easily
missed) but which is necessary for you to make to stay on highway 1.
Drive through the town of Kawakawa, then after 6 km through the town
of Moerewa. 7 km after Moerewa, there is another important junction
at a place called Pakaraka (about 1 hours driving from Whangarei)
where you must turn right off highway 1, and on to highway 10 which
you follow from then on, all the way to Mangonui. From here,
Mangonui is about 75km away, or about 1 hours driving.
About 15km after the Pakaraka turn off, highway 10 passes through a
roundabout, then goes through the towns of Waipapa
and Kaeo. Just north of Kaeo the highway makes a left turn across a
one lane bridge before it goes past the headwaters of Whangaroa
harbour, and then the headwaters of Mangonui harbour, soon after
which there is a sign-posted turn off to the right which you should
take to the township of Mangonui.
After 2 km you drive through Mangonui village, and after passing the
famous fish shop, climb a small hill at the top of which is the
police station. Just after the police station, turn right down Mabel
Thorburn Drive, which follows the harbour edge and becomes Mill Bay
Road. After about 0.5 km, turn right off Mill Bay Road into Silver
Egg Drive which passes through the boat ramp parking area and across
a one lane bridge, and ends in a cul de sac where the Mangonui
Cruising Club is located.
Mill Lodge is located beyond the cul de sac at the end of Silver Egg
Drive and our home/office is the second house after proceeding down
the private driveway which you will see on the left of the white
When you arrive at our home, just knock on the front door which is
sign-posted "Office", and check in. Our home telephone number is 09
4061113, and Anette’s mobile number is 021 346118.