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En route to the Bay of Islands from Northland, you can stray off the main highway 10, onto an unsealed road which takes you on a scenic drive around the coast to Matauri Bay.
This is Maori land, home to the Ngati Kura people, and tourists are few and far between. The view from this ridge above the bay prompted me to stop the car and grab this shot.
In the distance can be seen part of the Cavalli Islands, the final resting place of the greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, which was destroyed in Auckland harbour by French saboteurs in 1985 and then brought here.
On the left of the photo can be seen a tree with red flowers. This is New Zealands Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa. The crimson flowers appear in December giving the tree its nickname.

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