Whakapirau Bay

Our blue-roofed bach from Pahi, across the inlet

The blue-roofed holiday house we stayed in.



A lovely water’s edge house filled with colourful  art works in flax, mosaic and paint,  looking across an inlet to Pahi,  on the north-eastern Kaipara Harbour…a very restful place to take a break.
IMG_6928We read books on the fascinating local history – including Dick Scott’s Seven Lives on Salt River, about early Maori occupation and warfare, a range of eccentric European settlers, fish factories, wheat mills, vineyards, peacock farms, forestry- none of which has flourished.

We enjoyed swimming  and walking, a friendly dinner at the Maungaturoto RSA, plus exploring Paparoa, and Tanoa with its historic marae, Otamatea.


Fascinating to get a glimpse of life in this isolated corner of the Kaipara Harbour – lots more to explore.






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