The beautiful East Cape drive is on narrow winding roads. Allow plenty of time and, ideally, spread the trip over several days. Pull over and observe the glorious carved architecture of local Marae’s (meeting houses). Remember do not enter property unless invited. There are quiet bays offering a chance to fish and swim. A superb honey centre with an adjoining gift shop and cafe to linger in and plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs including 700 steps to the stunning views of the East Cape Lighthouse.