East Cape Road Trip - Highlights!

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Now that the trip is all wrapped up, here are a few of my favourite images.


Day 1 - We stayed at Pukawa and ventured around the area.



The best sunrise of the trip - even though I was fighting off a cold.

Tokaanu Wharf


Driving around looking at all the fresh snow - love the clouds in this image.


That Taupo Tree - with the moody waters.

Turangi


My favourite image of the trip - a random log!



Day 2 - Pukawa to Rotorua


A slight detour into the Whirinaki Forest & one of my favourite images of the trip.


And the well-sought image from that majestic location: Te Whaiti Nui a Toi Canyon

Te Whaiti Nui a Toi Canyon


Day 3 - Rotorua to Whakatane


A misty start to the morning, on the side of the road in the rain - couldn't resist the forest shot.


And hiding from the rain in the Redwoods - snapped this "looking-up" shot.

Whakarewarewa Forest (the Redwoods), Rotorua


Making the rounds of the lakes, a misty, moody Lake Okataina.

Lake Okataina


Sunset in Whakatane - That Whakatane Tree?

Whakatane


And this moody blue-hour shot.

Whakatane


Day 4 - Whakatane to Tokomaru Bay


The Anglican Church of Raukokore


Hicks Bay Wharf


Hicks Bay Wharf


Hicks Bay Wharf


The Road to Onepoto Bay


The Tokomaru Ruins


Tokomaru Bay Pier


Tokomaru Bay Pier



Day 5 - East Cape Explored


The 800 Steps to the East Cape Lighthouse


Taking a break at step 150.


East Cape Lighthouse



Chasing Kingfishers



Day 6 - Tokomaru Bay to Gisborne


Tolaga Bay Wharf


Tolaga Bay Wharf



Day 7 - Exploring Gisborne (in the rain)


Rere Waterfall


Mushroom hunting at the Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Mushroom hunting at the Eastwoodhill Arboretum



Day 8 - Gisborne to Napier


Chilling inside on a rainy day - Shoreline Motel



Day 9 - Napier to Home