The Old Oak Restored


We are giving thanks for such a special place
Lincoln & Angela Gardner - San Clemente, California USA

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News & Announcements

M2Woman Magazine Article "Heart of Oak" August/September 2011

Another glowing article on the Old Oak and our charming town..


Cusine Magazine Article "Northland Lights" May 2011

We are very happy to be featured in the article "Northl..


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Events & Activities

Recommended Activities

We look forward to assisting you with your activities and will arrange bookings on your behalf.  Some of the many activities available in the area include: 

*Bushmansfriend - Totara North & Whangaroa Harbour: Hike & boat tour $135.00 per person/boat tours: $40.00 per person -

*Whaling Museum & Butler House: Aprox. $20.00 per person donation -

*Fullers GreatSights Cape Reinga Tour: All day, pick-up & drop-off at the hotel.  Aprox. $135.00 per person includes lunch -


*Beauty treatments at Doubtless Beauty: A complete range of beauty treatments are available at this award winning salon five doors down from the Old Oak -

Great Shopping!

Our favorite shop, Flax Bush, is only a stones throw from the hotel.  Flax Bush offers you a range of gifts, home wares, weaving and international flavoured objects. There is also jewellery made from greenstone and paua plus an extensive collection of shells.


Scenic day tours by car - driving tours and excursions

  • Ahipara (45 minutes)
  • Cape Reinga (2 hours)
  • Hokianga (2 hours)
  • Houhora (30 minutes)
  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves (1 hour)
  • Kerikeri (45 minutes)
  • Lake Ohia (20 minutes)
  • Matai Bay (30 minutes)
  • Ninety Mile Beach (40 minutes)
  • Paihia/Waitangi (1 hour)
  • Puketi Forest (45 minutes)
  • Rangiputa (20 minutes)
  • Rawene (1 hour)
  • Russell (1 hour)
  • Taupo Bay (10 minutes)
  • Totara North (15 minutes)
  • Tane Mahuta (2 hours)
  • Whangaroa Harbour (20 minutes)


Doubtless Bay features two golf courses within a 15 minute drive of Mangonui – Whangaroa Golf Club and Carrington Resort Golf Course. Kaitaia (30 minute drive) is home to Ahipara Golf Club. Kauri Cliffs-Matauri Bay and Kerikeri Golf Club in Kerikeri are a 45 minute drive. The Old Oak has great access to the best of the courses in the Far North.

Fishing, Boating & Diving

Fishing in the Far North is one of the most popular of the outdoor activities and the area hosts numerous fishing charters. You can fish Doubtless Bay and Rangaunu Harbour on either side of the Karikari Peninsula and catch Schnapper, Tarakihi, Kahawai and many other species. Some of the most easily accessed dive and snorkelling sites exist in Doubtless Bay on the Karikari Peninsula. Home to numerous coral colonies, Doubtless Bay offers everything from walk-in beach dives to some of the most spectacular pinnacle dives in the world. Information on fishing, boating, and diving is included in our in-room compendium.