Whiritoa and Waimama Bay have become my favourite haunt for dawn photography, sensational location with direct line of site to sunrise all year round, Whatever the the weather you will get stunning images. I have been here several times before when the weather was so wild you couldn't explore beyond the main beach and thats where the visual treasure is. Anything worth capturing has to come with a degree of difficulty or everyone would have it.



Whiritoa Lagoon Panorama

The Lagoon at times blocks you from crossing and stops you getting to Waimama Bay beyond. Its about a 15 min walk to the bay,

interesting in the dark at 5am.


Waimama Bay for me is the jewel in the crown, ant dawn you are almost guaranteed to get this spot to your self and when you do
you will experience the most magical light.


Waimama Bay dawn


Waimama Bay Spring Sunrise



Waimama Bay Pohutukawa



Waimama Bay Pohutukawa Rocks



Whiritoa Wetlands