The Kaipara Missing Link Cycleway links Auckland to Dargaville via the Kaipara Harbour and Pouto Peninsular.
This includes a harbour crossing by charter boat across the harbour entrance. The Pouto to Dargaville leg of this cycleway can be travelled either via road or via Ripiro Beach, the longest drivable beach in the country.
See the New Zealand Cycle trail website for more information on this exciting ride. http://nzcycletrail.com/trails/kaipara-missing-link/
The Kauri Coast Cycleway links Dargaville with Rawene on the Hokianga Harbour in the Far North.
The route includes the kauri forests of Trounson and Waipoua as well as the opportunity for a detour to the Kai Iwi Lakes. The more adventurous may also choose to access the Hokianga via the historic Waoku Old Coach Road.
See the New Zealand Cycle trail website for more information. http://www.nzcycletrail.com/kauri-coast-cycleway