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Ninety Mile Beach
The journey out along Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga and back to Waitangi takes about twelve hours with short stops along the way - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Leaving the tarred highway to drive on to Ninety Mile Beach - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Although designated an official highway the Beach is really only suitable for 4 wheel drive vehicles and tourist companies use specially designed coaches - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The coach is able to travel along the beach at speed, but apparently Ninety Mile Beach is arguably only fifty-five miles long - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
After pausing to allow passengers to view the Hole in the Rock on Matapia Island, the coach continues up a shallow river to the high sand dunes - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The sand dunes at the end of Ninety Mile Beach - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Sand boarders climbing the high dunes with their sand boards - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Sand boarding on the dunes at the northern end of Ninety Mile Beach where boarders must take extreme care to avoid high speed - and dangerous - collisions - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Returning to the conventional highway for Cape Reinga and the Meeting Point - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
The Meeting of the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea near Cape Reinga with its iconic lighthouse - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Whangarei Clock Museum and giant sun dial - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Whangarei on the Hātea River is New Zealand's northermost city with its bridge called, in English, The Fish Hook of Pohe or, in Maori, Te Matau Pohe - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Ba Ba Pink Sheep . . . but no time to stop at Sheepworld near Warkworth where the 1905 ZELTIC steam launch was berthed on the riverside - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
After a short stop at Warkworth it was on back to Auckland for a QANTAS flight to Sydney to connect with Flight QF 1 for London via Dubai - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

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