Mangakino, locally known as “Mango”, is also a great place to live. Situated in the heart of the North Island, Mangakino borders the western shores of Lake Maraetai on the Waikato River.

Surrounded by lakes, forest and farmland, Mangakino is a perfect all-round destination; great for those who seek peace and tranquility and also catering to the more adventurous who enjoy outdoor pursuits. Mangakino and Whakamaru have beautifully scenic lakes on offer, a result of the Hydro Dams which themselves are spectacular structures to see.

The lakes are a popular venue for boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and other water sports. The Waikato River Trail is perfect for the tramping enthusiasts and for those seeking a leisurely stroll through beautiful native bush.

Pureora Forest Park is located close by and boasts many features; a number of impressive bush walks, you can stand on the centre of the North Island and also visit New Zealand’s largest Totara Tree. This peaceful lakeside village is a great location from which to base your vacation, as nearby holiday attractions in Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo and Tokoroa are less than an hour away.

Residents enjoy the lifestyle and close community atmosphere with the benefits of local schooling, shopping and community based activities. We have four Preschool facilities, Mangakino Area School and Whakamaru School.