Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

from Paihia
Book online or call: 0800 744 487 or +64 9 583 5790

from $165 NZD

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  • 11 hours 20 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 1 more


Please note: this tour is not currently bookable.

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. Your driver 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.

Ninety Mile Beach is another highlight of the tour – 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.

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. Your journey back to the Bay of Islands 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.

What's Included

  • Travel along Ninety Mile Beach
  • Sand boarding at Te Paki Stream
  • Cape Reinga - New Zealand's northernmost point
  • Entertaining driver commentary
  • Includes lunch


  • 7:00 am
    Tour departs Paihia, Bay of Islands
  • 10:00 am
    Morning tea stop (own expense)
  • 10:40 am
    Ninety Mile Beach
  • missing fas fa-walking
    11:30 am
    Arrive at Te Paki Stream and sand dunes for sand boarding
  • 12:15 pm
    Coach departs Te Paki Stream
  • missing fas fa-walking
    12:45 pm
    Arrive at Cape Reinga and walk to lighthouse
  • 1:30 pm
    Coach departs Cape Reinga
  • 2:00 pm
    Lunch break
  • 2:45 pm
    Depart lunch stop
  • 6:00 pm
    Tour returns to Paihia, Bay of Islands

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available

Additional Info

  • We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a change of clothes for sand surfing and your camera.
  • Please note the walk from the carpark to the lighthouse at Cape Reinga takes around 10-15 minutes each way and is uphill on the return
  • Vegetarian option available for lunch
  • The itinerary of this tour is subject to change based on tides on Ninety Mile Beach.
  • Sand boarding takes place if conditions permit

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 24 hours before departure.


0800 744 487

International Calls: +64 9 583 5790Our contact centre is open 6.30am-8pm daily (NZDT).

Reference tour code: CRW

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