Cape Reinga is almost as far north as you can go in New Zealand. Situated at the north western most tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, Cape Reinga lies at the northern end of the North Island. It is 100km north of the nearest small town of Kaitaia and some 421km from Auckland (five hours drive away).
The Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga in a swirl of currents and at the ancient pohutukawa tree, it is believed Maori spirits leap into the ocean to journey to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki. more
The Cape Reinga lighthouse is a popular destination for travellers, but the journey past ancient kauri trees, sparkling seas, the sandy white beaches and dunes of 90 Mile Beach is a huge part of the experience. Popular activities at Cape Reinga include guided tours, scenic flights, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking and bird watching.
The stunning Te Paki Coastal Track is also popular. At 53km, it takes three to four days to complete, although shorter sections make for good short walks. It offers spectacular views and follows the coast from Spirits Bay, Sandy Bay, Pandora, Cape Reinga, Cape Maria van Dieman, Twilight Beach, Te Paki Stream, 90 Mile Beach to Ahipara.
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Take a short stroll from the Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua car park down to the lighthouse. From here you can enjoy the outstanding panoramic views and pay respect to a site that is steeped in Maori tradition.
Mobile-friendly - The Ultimate 4 X 4 purpose built Truck/Bus experience. Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach—fun-filled full-day tour departing Kaitaia 9:00 am daily. The tour includes places like the Ancient Kauri Kingdom, Wagener Park, Rarawa beach, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Te Paki Sand Dunes (toboggans on bus), Aupouri forest and much more - Adults $50, Children $25. Complimentary lunch included.
Mobile-friendly - Pīwakawaka Tours provides day-trips showcasing the spectacular Whangarei area, gateway to the north of New Zealand. Annemieke and her knowledgeable tour guides will take visitors to local scenic spots, offering a hot BBQ lunch and other activities for their entertainment. Private Shuttle Hire. Can pickup and drop off anywhere from Auckland to Cape Reinga.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the best of the Far North on this day trip with Sand Safaris. Highlights of the tour include Cape Reinga, sand boarding at Te Paki sand dunes, Tapotupotu Bay, a drive on 90 Mile Beach and more. Tour provides frequent stops, driver commentary, and lunch. Sand boards are provided. Departs once daily from Ahipara, Kaitaia or Awanui.
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