Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand’s Far North on a day trip to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.
A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Māori culture and tradition.
Leaving Paihia, your first stop is at Puketi Kauri Forest, where you'll get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Take a short walk along an elevated walkway and learn about the traditional uses of these graceful giants, and about conservation efforts to preserve the forest today.
As you travel north, enjoy a taste of New Zealand's varying and beautiful landscape. The trip showcases the rolling hills of Northland's rural countryside, breath-taking coastal views and native forest.
Ninety Mile Beach is another highlight – you'll drive along the sand as waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting). Don’t be alarmed when your driver takes the bus up Te Paki Stream towards the mountainous sand dunes, it's all part of the off-road experience.
Clambering up then sand-boarding down the enormous dunes (if you dare!) will give your legs a stretch after the first part of the tour and get your heart pumping with excitement.
Back on the coach, sit back and relax as the tour carries onto Cape Reinga, the northernmost point of New Zealand. Your guide also doubles as a story teller, sharing the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic light house, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together.
Your journey home will be equally enjoyable as your tour guide's combination of local insight, extensive historical knowledge and fantastic sense of humour create an unforgettable adventure.
Useful Tip: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from your Bay of Islands accommodation. A buffet lunch in Houhora can be pre-ordered (extra cost).
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DEPARTSDeparts Paihia 7.00am
RETURNSReturns Paihia: 6.15pm
|Terms and Conditions|
Hotel pick-up is not available on this service.
Hotel drop-off is not available on this service.