Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

from Paihia
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  • 11 hours 20 minutes
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off offered
  • Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

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.During your journey you’ll visit 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.

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

  • Cape Reinga - New Zealand's northernmost point
  • Ninety Mile Beach
  • Sand surfing at Te Paki Stream
  • Puketi Kauri Forest
  • Historic commentary and Māori legend
  • Includes Fish & chip lunch
  • Free WiFi on board

Itinerary

  • 7:10 am
    Tour departs Paihia, Bay of Islands
  • missing fas fa-walking
    8:30 am
    Puketi Kauri Forest walk
  • 10:00 am
    Morning tea stop (own expense), Kauri Unearthed
  • 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
  • 3:45 pm
    Afternoon tea stop, Kauri Unearthed
  • 4:15 pm
    Coach departs Kauri Unearthed
  • 6:00 pm
    Tour returns to Paihia, Bay of Islands

Hotel Pickup/Drop-off

Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available

Additional Info

  • A limited number of multilingual translator units are available in German, French and Mandarin Chinese. Please pre-book translators to avoid disappointment. Printed maps are available in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and German.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a change of clothes for sand boarding
  • 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. The example itinerary above is based on low tide occurring during the morning.
  • Sand boarding takes place if conditions permit

Cancellation Policy

Change or cancel your booking FREE up to 2 hours before departure.

Questions?

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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