Left collingwood and drove down the road toward Anatori. Didn’t make it to Anatori, as the beach front at Paturau was so good that we felt it unnecessary to go the extra kms.
The road in skirts this estuary below, one of the largest in NZ. 32 kms of windy gravel but well worth it. Dozens of causeways across exposed mud flats. Paturau is the site of an old flax mill and handled gold and timber in the past. Now there is a farm and 2 beach houses.
Where we camped! We were right where the grass meets the sand, prime beach section and the weather was good.