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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • 11 hr

Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide.  Your purpose built coach that offers free Wi-Fi will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one of the giant dunes. During the day you will also take in stops at Taipa Beach for morning Tea , Ancient Kauri Kingdom , dig for some shellfish on 90 mile beach conditions permitting. Join our passionate driver / guides for a unforgettable tour of the top of New Zealand & Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand's Far North on a day trip to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand

Drive along Paihia before heading to Cape Reinga

Stop At: Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Cape Reinga 0484 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Te Paki Sand Dunes, Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui New Zealand

Drive through Te Paki stream on the way to sand boarding at the Te Paki Sand Dunes

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia New Zealand

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.Drive along 90 mile beach and stop if conditions permit

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Day Tours, The Maritime Building 69 Marsden Road Paihia Waterfront, Paihia 1045 New Zealand

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.

Pick up and drop off location for those who don't need a hotel pick up

Duration: 10 minutes