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Written by Liz Light, The New Zealand Herald   
Sunday, 09 January 2011

A survey in National Geographic Traveller chose the Tutukaka coast when listing the world's top three coastal areas. And Jacques Cousteau considered the Poor Knights Islands, just off the coast, to be one of the world's best diving sites.

It's curious that this area, applauded internationally for its beauty, is just a couple of hours from Auckland and yet many of us scarcely know it's there. It's time I headed north.

The drought is over and Northland is a million shades of lush green. In contrast, Ngunguru, with its estuary and wide sky, is many hues of blue. The town, a mix of posh beach houses and faded baches, straggles along the estuary. We park next to a line of upside-down dinghies and walk to the entrance. A breeze makes bunny-tails bob and spinifex roll.

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