I left Kitekite and Piha about mid day on the second day of my trip and headed to Bethells Beach, a 45 minutes drive away.
The road to Bethells Beach is typical of New Zealand roads - long, narrow and windy, but my, the views make up for it. Rolling hills, sheep farms as far as your eyes can see, and weeks-old little lambs scurrying along to their mom at the sight of my campervan. The good thing is, you get to see all this again on your way back.
Bethells Beach is a long flat beach washed fine by black volcanic sand, almost ground coffee like. It's not so apparent in this photo, but you can even see it on Google maps. The beach is flanked by rolling hills - this is the one on the left.
This photo is a 14 image stitch, stitched with Autopano Giga. Lee soft GND filters used to bring out the clouds.
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100