Following our beautiful evening sunset the previous night at Tauranga Bay, we awoke from our tent perched against the edge of the beach. The sky was illuminated with a brilliant purple/blue gradient, as the moon gradually faded, and the rich warm sun slowly rose across the beautiful beach of Matauri Bay.
Beautiful Sunrise over Motukawaiti Island, from Matauri Bay
Warren and Katrina
Following the amazing sunrise, we ventured up the hill overlooking the amazing Northland coast. Atop the hill is the Rainbow Warrior memorial (Greenpeace boat, sunk by the French during the 80’s), with a clear view across the Cavalli Islands, where the Rainbow Warrior now rests at the bottom of the clear waters.
Pointing in the direction of the Rainbow Warrior
Beautiful view across Matauri Bay
Simply Amazing. Clear water of Matauri Bay
Kayaking around Matauri Bay
For the full gallery of our Northland camping trip, click here: http://williamsphotography.co.nz/gallery/northland