Discover the rugged Northland beauty of Cape Reinga, located at the top end of New Zealand. This combo scenic airplane flight and driving tour with plenty of stops is perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this remote North Island region.
After hotel pickup in Paihia, you’ll fly above gorgeous oceanic landscapes, including secluded harbors and Ninety Mile Beach, en route to Cape Reinga. Upon landing, hop inside a minibus for a 2.5-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide, who introduces you to key highlights with commentary about the area’s historical and natural features.
Stop at Cape Reinga Lighthouse for a walk around, and witness the convergence of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. Enjoy fresh oven-baked treats for morning tea, and then take a dip at Tapotupotu Bay. Finish with a stop at the Te Paki quicksand stream where you can try to surf down giant sand dunes.
Soar over more coastal scenery, including Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay, on the return flight to the Bay of Islands. Finally, finish with a hotel drop-off in Paihia.