Cape Reinga

  • Accommodation:
    • Waipapakauri Hotel
  • Transport:
    • Cape Reinga is the northernmost point in mainland New Zealand and is around a 6hr drive from Auckland
    • You can book a Cape Reinga day tour from Paihia or Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands region
    • InterCity Bus operates daily buses from Auckland to Kaitaia, the largest town before Cape Reinga, with fares starting from $1 (+ booking fee). The journey takes approximately 6hrs and includes one transfer in Kerikeri
    • Once at Kaitaia, it’s about a 1hr 30mins car journey to Cape Reinga
    • Buses to Kaitaia depart from Auckland’s Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland
  • Things to see:
    • Lighthouse
    • Ninety Mile Beach
    • Te Paki Stream
    • Puketi Kauri Forest
    • Wagener Museum
    • Rarawa Beach
    • Giant Sand Dunes of Te Paki
  • Tips:
    • At Cape Reinga, you’ll see the place where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean crash together
    • Far below the lighthouse, a native pohutukawa tree marks the place where Maori believe spirits leave the land and swim north towards the underworld.
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