Things to Do on State Highway 35

If you’re coming east from Opotiki, State Highway 35 offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and some rare opportunities to travel past active papakainga/housing on ancestral land. 

Traffic is minimal and if you’re a first time visitor to NZ this will likely be one of the highlights of your trip.

There are no petrol stations for some distance on State Highway 35 and I would urge you to fill up before leaving Opotiki or Gisborne.  Similarly there are few stores along the early part of the route and if you’re planning to prepare and cook your own meals then you need to ensure that you have all the fresh food you might need.