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Great Alternative

Yes defintely do this . The North is fabulous. But choose State Highway 16 in the holidays when... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand
Rugged beautiful beaches, very windy road

it was a beautiful drive and we stopped at both Muriwai and Piha beaches. The road is really windy... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2014
Boise, Idaho
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Aug 31, 2016
“Great Alternative”
Nov 30, 2014
“Rugged beautiful beaches, very windy road”
This driving route takes visitors roundtrip from Auckland through the island's scenic Northland region, offering beautiful views of coastlines and farmland.
Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Yes defintely do this . The North is fabulous. But choose State Highway 16 in the holidays when State Highway 1 can be chaotic and snail pace slow. that will take you up to Wellsford. You can get there from various points on the main...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SuzieWW
Reviewed November 30, 2014

it was a beautiful drive and we stopped at both Muriwai and Piha beaches. The road is really windy, and for Americans trying to keep left it was nerve-wracking - mostly for the passenger. ;)

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank lynette_cypress
Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

A great way to see some highlights of the upper north Island and its offerings. Take your time . Nz roads aren't the .. Let's say safest.. Pay attention, take breaks, enjoy it man. I'm from nz . I know what I'm talking about

1  Thank Jferg1111
Reviewed February 27, 2014

I Have traveled all around New Zealand and this road was too long and not so nice. It was still fine, but There are better roads in this wonderful country!

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Jessica L
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Would recommend exploring along the Twin Coast Discovery Highway. We had a really great and relaxing trip.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank ATrug
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Highway was well signed and clearly made sure that you were well aware of what attractions for the tourists were coming.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank KristyLeanneMorgan
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We took 6 days to go north from Auckland to Cape Reinga via the East Cost and back via the West Coast. Coastal views, mountain scenes and native bush make this journey a must on any visitors plans. Take the Hokianga car ferry to shave...More

Date of experience: November 2013
3  Thank 2805John1952
Reviewed October 10, 2013

As a Wedding Celebrant, and I live on the Twin Coast Highway I know and see so many interesting places for a wedding, people from overseas contact me to arrange a Wedding Place. The cost is so small, but natures best I rate this area....More

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Will M
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I assumed we would get a lot of stunning coastal views on this highway. We were disappointed. If you want views then you need to take "detours" which cost too much time and thus I cannot recommend these "experiments". Simply see it as a typical...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank cape-town-best
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Drove to the visitors center on our last day. We couldn't hike because it was raining and we didnt want to muddy our boots before packing but we continued down to Piha. Absolutely beautiful and a must when visiting Auckland

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Monica S
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