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Touring New Zealand's North Island by Campervan

Waipiro Beach was reached by a narrow side road a few miles long, and made a superb lunch stop. The prompt to taking this detour was a single comment in our Lonely Planet guidebook: "...nearby Waipiro Bay is an absolute stunner" - and indeed it is. A rough track along the beach that appeared to go to a sheep station was very tempting, but time was short as always so we continued on after Murray had a dip in the heavy surf. The steep road we took back to the highway, through Te Puia Springs, offered spectacular views of Waipiro Bay.

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Waipiro Bay