Top of Harbour

Pou Herenga Tai - Twin Coast Cycle Trail, Horeke

The top of the harbour has a number of settlements with a rich history including:


  • Mangungu Mission House
  • Chapel at Mangungu
  • First Commercial Shipyard in New Zealand
  • The Oldest Headstones in New Zealand
  • The Base of McDonnell
  • New Zealand's first Pub
  • New Zealand's first Post Office
  • New Zealand’s first murder trial

Mangamuka Bridge

  • Omahuta Kauri Sanctuary

Waihou Valley

  • Puketi Forest
  • Residency of Baron de Thierry


  • Wairere Boulders
  • William Webster of Wairere
  • New Zealand’s First Timber Mills

The smaller settlements in the area include Motukiore, Utakura and Mangungu.