Raglan-to-Awakino camp (H4)

The backroads camping route south from Raglan down to Awakino and Mokau….via Kawhia, Aotea Harbour, Kiritehere Beach, and Waikawau Tunnel Beach.

Raglan coastal camping drive to Awakino overview

Raglan coastal camping drive to Awakino overview

Raglan Scenic driving loop overview

Raglan Scenic driving loop overview

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Southern entrance to Te Toto Gorge Reserve.

Southern entrance to Te Toto Gorge Reserve.

The uber-scenic one-van parking spot at the cattle guard that marks the entrance to the Te Toto Gorge Scenic Reserve.

The uber-scenic one-van parking spot at the cattle guard that marks the entrance to the Te Toto Gorge Scenic Reserve.

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Entrance to Ruapuke Motor camp.

Entrance to Ruapuke Motor camp.

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Kawhia town sign

Kawhia town sign

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An Xmas Pohutukawa entering Kawhia.

An Xmas Pohutukawa entering Kawhia.

Carved poles at Kawhia Beach-wharf park

Carved poles at Kawhia Beach-wharf park

Road south skirting Kawhia Harbor.

Road south skirting Kawhia Harbor.

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Road signs for everywhere you need to go!

Road signs for everywhere you need to go!

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Road skirting Aotea harbor.

Road skirting Aotea harbor.

Road signage heading south from Kawhia.

Road signage heading south from Kawhia.

The bush portion of the drive between the Te Anga Road and the Awakino Junction

The bush portion of the drive between the Te Anga Road and the Awakino Junction

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Views from the road skirting Aotea Harbour.

Views from the road skirting Aotea Harbour.

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When I'm traveling this section of the NZ coast, this is how I set my watch.  No worries, no tourists...full cooler!

When I’m traveling this section of the NZ coast, this is how I set my watch. No worries, no tourists…full cooler!

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Looking north from the same Kiritehere headand, Marokopa Beach and river mouth in view.

Looking north from the same Kiritehere headand, Marokopa Beach and river mouth in view.

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Looking down on Kiritehere Beach from the cattle-track headland.

Looking down on Kiritehere Beach from the cattle-track headland.

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The gravel road section south from Kiritehere Beach towards Waikawau Baech.  Great scenery the entire way, zero tourists.

The gravel road section south from Kiritehere Beach towards Waikawau Baech. Great scenery the entire way, zero tourists.

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The bush portion of the drive between the Te Anga Road and the Awakino Junction.

The bush portion of the drive between the Te Anga Road and the Awakino Junction.

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One Response to “Raglan-to-Awakino camp (H4)”

  1. Phil Says:

    looking forward to doing this drive on my motorbike hopefully not too much gravel,

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