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Typical Maungaturoto View
Photo taken from View Road, Maungaturoto
Country New Zealand
Region Northland Region
District Kaipara District
Population (2006)
 • Total 837

Maungaturoto is a small town in the Northland Region of New Zealand. The population was 837 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 87 from 2001.

The township is located close to the Otamatea River, an estuarial arm of the Kaipara Harbour 25 kilometres north of Wellsford and 45 kilometres south of Whangarei. Maungaturoto also has its own motocross club (, where members regularly meet.

Maungaturoto Markets are held on the first Friday of every month from 4 to 7 pm at the local Centennial Hall in View Road. A popular stop off for tourists and people travelling north or south.

Maungaturoto Markets
Maungaturoto Markets are held every 1st Friday of the Month from 4 - 7pm

In 2012 the local community in conjunction with the Maungaturoto Residents Association have created beautiful gardens throughout the town. The 150th Celebrations held in 2013 was the incentive to also gather the community to make a new wharf on Bickerstaffe Road on top of the existing wharf put in many years ago.

Maungaturoto is only 1 hour 15 minutes from Auckland and is within reach of many popular beaches.

View from Gorge Road
Beautiful views from the Hills of Maungaturoto
Fonterra Dairy Processing Plant Maungaturoto
Fonterra in Maungaturoto
View of Maungaturoto
Beautiful views from the Hills of Maungaturoto
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