"Touring - Elliot Bay" New Zealand Favorite Tip by iandsmith
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Favorite thing: It really doesn't matter what direction you take, there are scenic drives everywhere in New Zealand and this one that heads out to Whangaruru North east of the Bay of Islands certainly has its moments.
I would encourage enyone staying in the Bay of Islands to utilize your vehicle because the rewards are many.
On this scenic route out the back of Russell it winds through lush countryside for a time until you reach the ocean again and then it certainly rates up with the best of them.
Fondest memory: For me the highlight was Elliot Bay. This idyllic setting of a sandy beach with small lines of swell drifting in from the sea (pic 1) is so romantic yet it is relatively remote so remains unexploited even to this day. As you come over the hill and first see the water (pic 5) it looks nice and just gets better from there.
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