Dargaville — Auckland (2-3 days, 118km)
The Kaipara Missing Link joins Dargaville, the end of the Kauri Coast Cycleway, with Central Auckland via a boat trip on the Kaipara Harbour. The Kaipara Missing Link heads southwest from Dargaville to the holiday village of Pouto Point at the mouth of the Kaipara Harbour. The missing link to this cycle tour involves a boat trip across the Kaipara Harbour. The trail then follows a surprisingly gentle route into the very centre of Auckland.
Cycling straight from Dargaville out to the west coast and along the beach all the way to Pouto is the best way to go in favourable winds but can only be done within 2½ hours either side of low tide, so check the tide times carefully before committing to this.
Kaipara Missing Link Cycleway, 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand.