Mahia Peninsula

Māhia Peninsula

Māhia Peninsula is about an hour or so south of Poverty Bay Turanganui-a-Kiwa down State Highway 2. It is a beautiful if lesser known hamlet, with two lovely beaches on the north and south side of the neck of the peninsula – Mahanga and Māhia respectively.

There is also the DOC Māhia Peninsula Scenic Reserve with a 4.5 km loop track through a section of established coastal forest off Kinikini Road.

The Rocket Lab rocket launch site is down the far end of Māhia East Coast Road at Ahuriri Point, so won’t be much of a distraction unless you feel like an extra dusty drive on a metal road.

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