Day 3 - Opononi - Dargaville

First climb straight up takes us through Omapere to some beautiful views of the Hokianga Harbour, and we then head up some big hills into the gorgeous Waipoua Forest, with a quick stop off to see Tane Mahuta and an amazing ride down through the massive Kauri trees.

Absolutely cannot say enough what a great experience Waipoua Forest was from the seat of a bike - just a fantastic experience and you are even more in awe of the beautiful trees!

The last part of our day was winding through some back roads with a few ups and downs into the back of Dargaville. Fish and Chips for dinner with Glenda and John, who met us to check in and an awesome stay at Greenhouse Backpackers for the night - highly recommended!

Wee bit of bad news for us yesterday - there are no boats crossing the Kaipara Harbour as planned, due to an issue with the boats which has not yet been fixed. 

So, our route is deviating slightly and we are heading for the Gulf Harbour ferry tomorrow!!


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