A pleasant way to see mangroves is in a dinghy or kayak, where the tranquility of the scenery can make the rest of the world seem like it is miles away.
Boardwalks have been constructed in several places in Northland so mangroves can be studied at close quarters without getting your feet wet. Boardwalks protect the pneumatophores - the breathing roots - and radial root systems from being crushed.
The boardwalk at Rawene is accessed from Clendon Esplanade.
Mangroves in Horeke/Rangiahua
Chapel at Mangungu
Mangungu Mission, Horeke
Buildings over Water