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Northland, New Zealand

Northland is New Zealands most Northern Region, it is sub tropical with 1,700km of coastline.
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Cape Reinga Off The Beaten Path

Kokota Sandspit: When you travel north from Kaitaia along toe road to the cape you will see huge white sand dunes in the distance. These are the silica sands of Kokota Spit. The sane is pure white and unlike most other sand that gets hot - sometimes too hot to walk on, silica sand stays cool.

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The North Cape green gecko, it would be great to see one of these little fellows before we launch.

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North Cape green gecko - North Cape green gecko - photos by Neil Fitzgerald, NZ nature photographer

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Takapaukura (Tom Bowling Bay) This is the bay near North Cape where the Kurahaupō canoe, captained by Pōhurihanga, is said to have landed.

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Horseshoe Bay, just north of Tutukākā, is typical of Northland’s eastern coastline with its rocky headlands, and sheltered bays and harbours.

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