The coastal road going via Waipu, Langs Beach and Mangawhai Heads is a nice detour off the main route between Paihia and Auckland, especially if you’re keen on an ocean swim to break up the drive.

Nearby Places to Stay

Auckland

Driving Time: 1 hour 44 mins (114km/71mi)

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Paihia

Driving Time: 1 hour 45 mins (120km/74mi)

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Whitianga

Driving Time: 4 hours 11 mins (303km/188mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Auckland

Driving Time: 1 hour 44 mins (114km/71mi)

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Paihia

Driving Time: 1 hour 45 mins (120km/74mi)

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Whitianga

Driving Time: 4 hours 11 mins (303km/188mi)

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