After an overnight stop with family in Putaruru, today we head for Whangārei, 350 Km, via Warkworth, north of Auckland. Yesterday’s Desert Road stretch was so beautiful, with snow on all 3 mountains: Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro. Great views for a driver heading north.

Map showing the North Island with the route from Putaruru to Whanārei marked.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz