Air New Zealand Activities

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 (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3910_CRW_B
Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand’s North Island on a guided tour of Cape Reinga! The Waverider coach, built to traverse sand, will drive you down the rugged coastline of Ninety Mile Beach. You’ll also see the mystical kauri trees, go sandboarding and dig for shellfish.
Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built Waverider coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches, rugged roads and quicksand streams.

Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest, home to 1,000-year-old kauri trees, some of the most ancient trees in the world. Walk along a ground-level boardwalk that meanders around the trunks of the trees and learn more about the area from the information panels located throughout the walk.

After you leave the Puketi Forest, you’ll head to Houhora Harbour, where you will enjoy a buffet lunch at Houhora Game Fishing Club . Later you will go to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand. You’ll feel as though you’re standing on the edge of the world as you watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea.

Maori legend says that Cape Reinga is the departure point for spirits on their way to the Maori homeland in Hawaiki. There are no shops on Cape Reinga, and eating and drinking is frowned upon in order to show respect for this sacred Maori site. For an additional cost, you can aid New Zealand’s conservation program by planting a native tree.

From Cape Reinga, your tour continues down the North Island’s coast. Your first stop is the giant sand dunes at the Te Paki Quicksand Stream, where you can try your hand at sandboarding. Experience an exhilarating ride down the face of a dune on a boogie board!

Finally, get back on the Waverider coach and head south on Ninety Mile Beach. This strikingly beautiful stretch of unpopulated beach, is a marked contrast to the bustle of the island’s East Coast, and you will have plenty of opportunities to stick your toes in the sand and help your guide dig for shellfish.

Your New Zealand North Island adventure ends with your return drive to Paihia.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Your centrally located Paihia hotels or The Maritime Building, Paihia waterfront
Departure Time:
7:15am
Return Details:
Concludes at original point of departure at 6:15pm.

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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Cape Reinga 90 Mile Beach

Inclusions:
  • Coach tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach
  • Sandboards provided
  • Puketi Kauri Forest boardwalk
  • Buffet lunch
  • Ancient Kauri Kingdom - award winning wood craft workshop
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Douglas T, December 2014

Long trip to drive on your own and our tour guide was very informative. Was thankful we hadn't purchased lunch as it was included for free and was a bowl of delicious fish and chips but not worth the purchasing price. Be prepared for a hike as it is quite a walk down to the Lighthouse and even steeper walk back. We needed the full 45 minutes they offered and many on our tour could not attempt. If you have a good camera you can still get great shots from up top .. It was an unbelievable experience to ride 90km per hour for 90 miles on the Beach! Getting out and walking that beautiful stretch was amazing as well!!

Reviewed by: Lawrence B, November 2014

Good product, well delivered by the driver/guide Kevin. The promised BBQ lunch became, without explanation, a second grade buffet lunch - in itself, not value for money. Otherwise, an enjoyable experience.

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Tour code: 3910_CRW_B