Whanganui Bay Drive (A5)

The super-scenic drive along Whanganui Bay, beginning at Pakawau on Golden Bay.  Head inland around Knuckle Hill and Westhaven and then on to Paturau Beach and the end of the road for 2WD vehicles at the Anatori River ford. South Island New Zealand.

GPS: -40.589762° 172.616412°

Roadsign at Pakawau detailing the Whanganui Bay road

Roadsign at Pakawau detailing the Whanganui Bay road

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Whanganui Bay overview

Whanganui Bay overview

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The first view of Whanganui Bay at the junction towards the Kaihoka Lakes.

The first view of Whanganui Bay at the junction towards the Kaihoka Lakes.

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Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road..

Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road..

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Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road.

Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road.

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Wairoa River bridge along the Whanganui Bay Road

Wairoa River bridge along the Whanganui Bay Road

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Carved totem along Whanganui Bay Rd

Carved totem along Whanganui Bay Rd

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Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road...

Scenes along the Whanganui Bay Road…

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The derelict Westhaven wharf on the Whanganui Bay Road.

The derelict Westhaven wharf on the Whanganui Bay Road.

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Lichen on the decrepid Westhaven wharf.

Lichen on the decrepid Westhaven wharf.

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The Whanganui Bay Road at the Otuhie Stream bridge

The Whanganui Bay Road at the Otuhie Stream bridge

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The Whanganui Bay Road nearing Anatori

The Whanganui Bay Road nearing Anatori

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The Whanganui Bay Road nearing Anatori.

The Whanganui Bay Road nearing Anatori.

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Primitive free camp at the Anatori River mouth

Primitive free camp at the Anatori River mouth

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Views of the Anatori River mouth and primitive campground

Views of the Anatori River mouth and primitive campground

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The 4WD Anatori River ford

The 4WD Anatori River ford

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Anatori River flats at the end of the 2WD portion of the Whanganui Bay Road

Anatori River flats at the end of the 2WD portion of the Whanganui Bay Road

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Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road..

Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road..

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Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road.

Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road.

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Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road

Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road

Low tide views along the Whanganui Bay Road.

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