Northland, January 2020

Road trip to the northern tip of New Zealand. At least it was the initial objective, but a fire at cape Reinga prevents us to reach the lighthouse and we have to stop a few kilometres before our objective.

View on the beach of Tapotupotu

Still, that did not prevent us to do a lot of things on the way, such as a swim at Whale bay near Matapouri, a stop at Paihia and Russel, and some sand dune climbing. One the way back we stopped at Opononi and drove through Waipoua forest to admire the giant Kauris.

Waipoua Forest, looking at the giant kauris.
Te Matua Ngahere, the second largest Kauri.