A scenic coastal road to Tapotupotu Beach

Tapotupotu Beach is an unspoilt beach located the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand.

Tapotupotu Beach

The road to the beach is totally unpaved with whirling dust. It’s called Tapotupotu Road. The single lane road is well maintained.

Starting at the paved State Highway 1, the gravel road to the beach is 3.1km (1.92 miles) long. The beach is unpatrolled and can be a dangerous place. It’s said to be one of New Zealand’s northern most beaches, located just a few kilometres from Cape Reinga.