I love the walk on the DOC-managed reserve at Mahinepua, a peninsula of regenerating bush separating the gentle beaches of Te Ngaire and others looking out to the Cavalli Islands from the somewhat wilder entrance to the Whangaroa Harbour. Check out the photo of the mistletoe and the Dragon’s Wheel, an unusual rock formation on a rocky beach.

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The wilder side!

The wilder side!

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