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Northland Tour

From the 3 November to the 14 November 2017

 

 

 

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Day 1 consisted of a 48 kilometre ride from Whangarei to Whangaruru taking mainly shingle back roads. The tour started with a day of intermittent rain.




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Warwick and JB at Whangaruru.

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On day three we went from Kerikeri to Matauri Bay and this is the view from the top of the hill at Matauri Bay

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This is Matauri Bay Beach which is a fantastic spot.

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Kathy and Margaret at the front of their caravan right on the beach.

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The next day our ride took us to Cable Bay on a hot day on a hilly and spectacular coastline.

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The group enjoying the views.

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One of the bays we passed on the hilly coastline.

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We rode through Mangonui on our way to Cable Bay.

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We stayed in Sloops and Jackies fine establishment Driftwood Lodge at Cable Bay. Their version of paradise.

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As you can see from the photo we really had a good time at Driftwood Lodge.

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We were heading to Cape Reinga and took a bus up the 90 mile beach while our bikes were taken up in a hire trailer.

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Cape Reinga

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The road back from Cape Reinga.

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We then headed down to Dargaville through Oponini.

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On the final day we went back to Whangarei taking the back roads wherever possible.

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Map of the route on the first day from Whangarei to Whangaruru.

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Map of the rest of the route.

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