A fabulous day for exploring new territory....
I was not sure if Kaiatea Road was paved, from looking at the map, but it turns out the map must be a bit outdated, since the road is in fact top-rate pavement – with zeeeero traffic!
Tutukaka is a Maori name, but I do not know what it means. It sounds a bit Italian – in which case “Tutukaka Coast” might be taken to mean “Coast where everyone goes to kaka”. Nice region though.
Ride goes ENE from Whangarei on a mostly flat, very fast road until a left at Kaiatea, which adds interest because it makes a loop out of what would otherwise be just an out-and-back ride on Ngunguru Road.
Very hilly too.
Photos belong to Jaro Franta.