Ngāwhā marae is located 5 minutes drive east of Kaikohe off State Highway 12. The principal hapu is Ngāti Rangi of the Ngāpuhi confederation who are closely related to Ngāti Rahiri and Ngāti Kawa from Oromahoe and Waitangi.
The wharenui is named E Koro Kia Tutuki. Ngāwhā marae is located in the vicinity of the maunga and pa named Pouerua and Lake Owhareiti to the east; Te Ahu Ahu pa and Lake Omapere to the north; and Maungaturoto pa and the Ngāwhā Springs to the west. This whenua is collectively named Taiamai.