On the way back to Kaitaia we took the beach. The ninety miles beach drive is actually 88 km long and is the fabled strip of sand that stretches from Ahipara to Scott Point, five kilometres south of Cape Maria van Diemen. It is one of the most untouched and beautiful coastal landscapes in NZ.It is officially a highway, however it is not allowed to drive with a rental car. The beach is very broad but can be accessed only at specific times because of the tides.
Back in Kaitaia we admired a wonderful kauri wood used as a stair in a bar.
On the way to Auckland we stopped then in the lovely city of Whangarei. The have a wonderful walkway by the river (Town Basin) with lots of sculptures and playgrounds. After ca 20 min walk we passed the bridge and came back on the other side of the river.