Shortly after Waitati, I turned off State Highway 1 for the coastal route through Warrington and Seacliff to Karitane. Seacliff is infamous in NZ for the 'lunatic asylum' which began in 1878 and once comprised about 1000 acres. You can read more about it here.
Karitane, a bit further down the road, was another gem. A super long, unpopulated beach.
I attempted some long exposures. I don't have all the elements quite right yet, so it's trial and error which I find frustrating in the field.