Paihia to Ahiphara
Trip Start Nov 10, 2010
175Trip End May 22, 2011
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We took a quick trip up the neighbouring Mt Bledisloe for a final view of Pahia and the Bay of Islands before we set off across the country to Ahipara on the west coast.
The drive took us through the jungle of Mangamuka Scenic Gorge. We were surprised how many twists and turns the road took for what is essentially the main route from north west to north east. We arrived in Ahipara just in time for some sunset ballet on the southernmost end of Ninety Mile Beach (only 64 miles long really!!)
Wildlife watch - California Quail at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Distance travelled - 136 km