Harataonga and Overton Beach
Heading north from Palmers Beach, Gray Road becomes Aotea Road. A few kms beyond Awana, you will come to the turnoff for Harataonga – definitely take it! The road is rough and unsealed but it’s not too far to the Harataonga Bay Campground and Overtons Beach access. You may read that the campground is the most beautiful in the world; a bit of a claim given how nice the others on Aotea Great Barrier Island are!
From immediately before the campground, park your car and follow the track down to the beach. There were a few others there when we visited, but this is another very special and remote place.