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  • Address: Highway 1
  • Admission: Free
The northern end of Ninety Mile Beach is lit by the flashing beacon of Cape Reinga lighthouse.

Lighting the point where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet, the remote lighthouse has an atmospheric end-of-the-world feeling, the ideal spot for long walks on the beach.

On the very tip of the cape is the 800 year-old pohutukawa tree, whose roots hide the entrance to the Maori Underworld, where the souls of the dead return. It’s a particularly spiritual place for the Maori, so eating and drinking here is best avoided.

Walks lead from here to surrounding bays and capes, and the area’s signature dunes.

Practical Info:

Cape Reinga is New Zealand’s northernmost point, on the tip of the long Aupouri Peninsula. It’s 116 kilometers (72 miles) by road from the town of Kaitaia at the southern starting point of the Ninety Mile Beach.

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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

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Location: Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours

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Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight

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Location: Paihia, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $290.55

3-Day Bay of Islands Trip from Auckland

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 days

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Private Tour: 5-Day Auckland and Bay of Islands Trip

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 days

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