Whangaruru North Head (C7)

Whangaruru North Head, DoC Puriri campground, and Bland Bay.

GPS: -35.364151 174.360723

Whangaruru North Head map inset

Whangaruru North Head map inset

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Entrance to the Whangaruru North Head Preserve, overlooking the Whangaruru Harbour

Entrance to the Whangaruru North Head Preserve, overlooking the Whangaruru Harbour

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Doc Puriri Camppground at Whangaruru.  This camped is typically packed-solid from Xmas until first week of February

Doc Puriri Campground at Whangaruru. This camped is typically packed-solid from Xmas until first week of February

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Whangaruru North Head overview

Whangaruru North Head overview

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The trig on the Whangaruru loop track.  360 degrees of incredible views--WOW!

The trig on the Whangaruru loop track. 360 degrees of incredible views–WOW!

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View from the Whangaruru trig across the harbour to Mimiwhangata

View from the Whangaruru trig across the harbour to Mimiwhangata

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The black-pebbled beach cove on the Whangaruru loop track

The black-pebbled beach cove on the Whangaruru loop track

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Holiday Park campground on the shoreline beach of Bland Bay.  A good option if the DoC camp is packed, or if you want showers-kitchen and all.

Holiday Park campground on the shoreline beach of Bland Bay.  A good option if the DoC camp is packed, or if you want showers-kitchen and all.

Holiday Park campground on the shoreline beach of Bland Bay. A good option if the DoC camp is packed, or if you want showers-kitchen and all.

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Bland Bay beach, north end

Bland Bay beach, north end

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Bland Bay beach, looking south

Bland Bay beach, looking south

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One day walking along Bland Bay, on a receding tide, I became entrance with the beauty of the sand patterns.  I meant to take a 10-minte walk...it took me 90 minutes.  I LOVE NZ!

One day walking along Bland Bay, on a receding tide, I became entrance with the beauty of the sand patterns. I meant to take a 10-minte walk…it took me 90 minutes. I LOVE NZ!

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Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes.  To me it looks like Kauri forest. 2

Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes. To me it looks like Kauri forest. 2

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Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes.  To me it looks like Kauri forest. 4

Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes. To me it looks like Kauri forest. 4

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Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes.  To me it looks like Kauri forest. 0

Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes. To me it looks like Kauri forest. 0

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Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes.  To me it looks like Kauri forest.

Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes. To me it looks like Kauri forest.

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Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes.  To me it looks like Kauri forest. 3

Sand patterns on Bland bay beach as the tide recedes. To me it looks like Kauri forest. 3

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