Pataua North & Pataua Mountain

Pataua North & Pataua Mountain

Pataua Bridge from Pataua Mountain

Pataua Bridge from Pataua Mountain, Northland, New Zealand

Pataua South Beach, North island, NZ

Pataua South Beach, North island, NZ

Pataua North

Pataua North

Pataua North Beach, New Zealand my home <3

Pataua North Beach, New Zealand my home

From anywhere within Pataua estuary is a view of varying-sized green humps and hills. The most obvious and attractive is the cone on Pataua Island, known locally as Pataua Mountain, only it’s not really a mountain, and it’s not an island, but a decent hill just the same.

Reader Kelly Lynch tells us about her favourite hike: a brisk walk up Pataua Island Mountain in Northland.

Pataua's inner harbour, Northland, NZ

Pataua's inner harbour, Northland, NZ

Pataua South  is located in Northland, the warmest region in New Zealand.  Northland has the highest average annual temperature in the country, but it is never extreme.

Pataua South is located in Northland, the warmest region in New Zealand. Northland has the highest average annual temperature in the country, but it is never extreme.

Pataua inlet

Pataua inlet

North Pataua beach & estuary

North Pataua beach & estuary

North Pataua beach NZ

North Pataua beach NZ

Pataua beach south, where Mahanga Road ends, see Mahanga Road map

Pataua beach south, where Mahanga Road ends, see Mahanga Road map

Pataua, Northland

Pataua, Northland

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