Bland Bay is a strange name for a beautiful bay adjacent to the Whangaruru Harbour at the top end of the Tutukaka Coast in Northland. We’d been at Oakura at the south head of the harbour last week, and moved around the top of the harbour and out towards the North Head. The Bland Bay camping ground is on an isthmus between the Whangaruru Harbour and Bland Bay which is an ocean beach; albeit a sheltered ocean beach. It is a lovely simple camping ground with welcoming managers and parks right by the bay.
First day was washing day and then there were walks along the beach, at the end of the day and first thing in the morning.