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Baylys Beach, Ripiro Beach

Approx 10-15 mins from Dargaville

Baylys beach is a large west coast beach, shared with vehicles, walkers, fishers, sand yachting, trail biking, quad biking, hang gliding, jet skis, surfing etc.  Baylys Beach is the gateway to Ripiro Beach, New Zealand’s longest driveable beach. This 100km long beach is backed by high, golden sand dunes and is the site of many shipwrecks, 

Access and Parking

Main access is via Seaview Rd, and parking is on the beach itself (like Karioitahi and some other west coast beaches) 

Pouto Point

The Pouto Peninsula is located at the entrance of the Kaipara Harbour, south of Dargaville on the west coast of Northland.
Visit Pouto Peninsular information
Pouto Point is a vehicle access beach, close to Dargaville.

Please do not ride through areas of driftwood above the hightide mark, as there may be rare birds such as dotterel nesting there.
Doc Brochure

For more information contact the Kauri Coast Area DOC Office
Phone:+64 9 439 3450
Full office details

Waitangi Forest

Waitangi to Kerikeri 'foot' trail maintained by Te Araroa Trust.  Access to the Forest is allowed for horse riders, and mountain bikers as well as walkers.

Trails and Terrain

 At least 20 km of trail.

Map and Directions


Access and Parking

 more information required

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