Accounts differ as to the actual length of Ninety Mile Beach – but the truth of the matter is, it does not stretch for ninety miles – more like 60.  It’s still a long way from Scott Point in the north, to Ahipara Bay in the south, taking about an hour to drive, and yes, you can drive on the very flat beach which is classed as a 100km per hour highway!

For our trip to the Far North of New Zealand, we based ourselves at Waipapakauri Ramp, one of several access points for vehicles onto the famous beach.  

Facing west, Ninety Mile Beach has the most gorgeous sunsets.  You can share a couple with us here. 

Next stop: Cape Reinga 🙂