14 Epic Photos From Our Road Trip To Northland, New Zealand

Endless white sandy beaches, secluded bays, giant sand dunes and a heck of a lot of pristine native New Zealand bush to top it off; there’s something magical heading into the wilderness on a north island New Zealand road trip – right up into far north region. Northland, as the region is known, is home to a myriad of New Zealand adventures from sand-boarding down the face of giant dunes to surfing secluded breaks and gazing at the mesmerising meeting of two seas… and so much more. It’s enough to make you wonder why you don’t just quit life in the city and shack up with Mother N in a new life where the wild things are. So I’ve created a photo diary from Northland from our recent road trip to this remote part of New Zealand.

So, besides quitting life (we all gotta earn a crust right?), visiting this part of New Zealand is a must for adventure lovers and travellers who enjoy remote and wild little gems of Mother Nature’s paradise. Check out these 14 photos from our recent road trip which show the coastal areas we visited in the Northland region of New Zealand, in all their rugged and natural glory. Hopefully you will feel inspired to go after this sick photo diary!


Beyond the sand dunes and crystal clear water at Karikari Moana beach looking over to Puheke Hill in the distance.

The EPIC sand boarding experience at the giant Te Paki sand dunes in the far north of Northland. Check out my Instagram to see the little video I made.

Sun’s up, surf’s up! Our view as we headed from our camping spot, over the dunes to the beach at Waipu Cove.

It took a very cold, early morning dip in my bikini to get this shot at the beach just beyond the small sand dunes at Whananaki DOC camping spot. I’m still ok with how refreshing it was.

Endless reflections at Tapotupotu Bay. I kind of want to paint this…

As if the epic sunrise surf at the secluded Rarawa Beach wasn’t enough, this was also a part of our epic pre-surf view on the beach.

Peeping over the hills at the car park clearing, looking north over the sand dunes and onto Karikari Moana Beach, Karikari Peninsular.

Cape Reinga. The farthest north point in New Zealand. Beyond the lighthouse, the sea bubbles and gurgles. This is where the Tasman sea to the east meets the almighty Pacific Ocean to the west. It’s pretty spectacular!

Looking down over the headland and into the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga – the farthest North point in New Zealand.

Looking out towards the Tasman Sea at Cape Reinga. This place induces all of the FAR OUT feels.

Just me creeping on Mark and capturing him being seriously, effortlessly cool. Tapotupotu Bay, New Zealand.

Our kind of Netflix, at Ninety Mile Beach.

Sunrise over Waipu Cove, with a lovely little longboarding wave in tow.

Seriously secluded feels at Ninety Mile Beach is sure to make you jump in the air like no-one’s watching (because actually NO ONE is watching).



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