We just got back after 6 weeks on the road, driving up to the top of New Zealand's north island. The highlight for us was Ninety Mile Beach, a deserted wild beach on the West Coast that is actually about ninety kilometers in length.
We drove the whole beach which was exhilarating and memorable. Keep reading for some pics and stories.
Halfway up the beach, we stopped to say hello to a seal, just to be polite.
And at the top of the beach we camped for a few days. We caught some cod off the rocks and ate well, thanks to a great South African butcher in Kaitaia.
We drove out through an estuary for about 10kms before finding a road.
Halfway through the estuary we discovered some sand dunes and the kids climbed to the top before rolling down. Fun!!