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Out East

Gets up before anyone else. A birthplace of the new. Off the track, hongi a local, share a brew. Kia Kaha!

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Time : 1 hour. Vehicle access to Lookout.

Ōpōtiki is considered the ‘Gateway to the East’.

Gisborne i-SITE front view

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Te Urewera National Park

scenic drive through

Te Urewera National Park

scenic drive through

Remote, rugged, immense.

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Quite a climb, the Lighthouse in the distance

1.2 km return | 1 hour return

Sam from Bare Kiwi on Rere Rock Slide

Created over thousands of years ago is a crazy 60 meter natural water-slide!

Looking down Makarori beach to headland & hill walk

Time: 30 mins return

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Spectacular Hukuwai Beach is 3km east of Opotiki, off SH35. The designated camping area is small, tucked between regenerating coastal bush and...

Looking to the sky

A little known NZ gem. Regarded as the most comprehensive collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator. But that statement doesn...

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  • Beaches
  • Free

Water Front Freedom Camping. When you are driving eastward on SH2, Te Ahiaua (The Pipi beds) is the first place you can see the ocean.

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Jamie Hallifax

United Kingdom

We stumbled across on old relic wharf at the northern end of Tokomaru Bay that seems associated with these ruins from another era. It's a crazy place. One of the best finds in all of NZ!

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Historic Maori Church

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Derek

United Kingdom

Take the turn off at Hicks Bay and drive for a couple of minutes to Onepoto Beach. Beautiful spot with great swimming and interesting rock pools.

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Tolaga Bay Wharf photo by Vaughan Gillard

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

2 km return | 1 hour return