One of the great new secrets of Mangawhai is the Motorhome parking behind the history in the new Mangawhai Museum.
It’s a huge area and perfectly flat and also has the dump station and for a donation, fresh water.
We arrived here fresh from having a look around Bennetts chocolate factory and the old Mangawhai shops and were keen to check out the Museum.
In a brand new purpose built building with a cafe, it is really well done and well worth a look through. There is a lot of history on the Niagara sinking and a huge amount of items donated by the founding families of the the area.
After visiting the Museum, we unhitched the bikes and went for a bit of a trek around the new housing areas opposite the Museum. As we left, we saw our caravan neighbours from the pub carpark the previous night arriving at the dump station.
Another great free parking discovery at Mangawhai and the Museum is one of the best!