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Water taxi pickup, Whangaroa.
What trail? Skirting Whangamumu Bay at high tide.
Swim time after the first hours hike. Cape Brett, Bay of islands.
Enjoying a post-hike ale in Russell.
Near Te Werahi Beach, Cape Reinga.
Bright blues of the Pacific Ocean, eastern Bay of Islands
Tane Mahuta, the largest kauri living, Waipoua kauri forests.
Views from Kairara (Dukes Nose) over Whangaroa Harbour.
Looking north from Cape Reinga to Manawatawhai (Three Kings Islands) 55km away.
The Tasman's swells crash into the west coast, half way up 90 Mile Beach.
Mid-hike swim and lunch, Cape Brett Peninsula walk.
Cape Reinga, surprisingly, is not the northerly most point of mainland NZ, but spiritually we treat it as such.
Lodge in the sand-hills, 90 Mile beach, nights 3 & 4.
Sunset at 90 mile beach
Looking north over the beach hike to Cape Reinga (lighthouse is just visible top left).
Cape Reinga's lighthouse and the demark stretching north defining where the Tasman and the Pacific meet.
Relaxing on the lodge veranda, 90 Mile Beach.
Most northern point of 90 Mile Beach.
Hiking part of the Cape Reinga walkway.
Hiking trail into Whangaroa Harbour.
Local sourced produce, last night's celebration meal at 90 Mile beach Lodge.
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