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Responsible travel: Auckland – Upper North Island road trip - DAY 2


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Hokianga Harbour great sand dunes Hokianga Harbour great sand dunes

Find the extraordinary. Immense folded sand dunes towering above the Hokianga Harbour are striking. Enormous pillows of sand at the northern head of the harbour greet visitors to Ompaere and Opononi. A walking track leads to a former signal station on Arai Te Uru, the south head. Cruise to the sand dunes and try sand boarding or take a walk on the beach between Koutu and Kauwhare where you will find the Koutu Boulders, one of the Hokianga’s best kept secrets. Explore an area rich in Maori history with spectacular views of the coastline and Hokianga harbour. At Arai Te Uru Recreation Reserve walk where Kupe first walked when he first landed on Aotearoa. Hokianga Heads area – Northland Department of Conservation online resource

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