Make your way north through the fishing village of Rawene. Visit the local art galleries and enjoy a coffee at the Boatshed Café.
Take the car ferry to Kohukohu and journey through yester-year taking in rural New Zealand country-side on your way north to Ahipara, a popular camping spot.
Nearby Shipwreck Bay is aptly named as it was the site of the sinking of many ships, the wrecks of which are still visible at low tide. It's a famous surfing destination with left-hand breaks and long rides.
Close by is the Ahipara Gumfields Historic reserve and the remnants of ancient kauri forests.