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Spiritual, historic & stunning! We arrived at the same time as horrendous winds and torrential rain, but that only added to the visit. A must see! Standing at the Lighthouse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Spiritual, historic & stunning! We arrived at the same time as horrendous winds and torrential rain, but that only added to the visit. A must see! Standing at the Lighthouse, looking at the convergence of the Tasman & Pacific, was amazing. The fact that we were soaked through by the walk down didn't hinder our experience. We stood on the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I was there in December 2012. I met a small group of guys in my hostel and we decided to rent a car for the day. It took us a couple of hours to get there but unfortunately it was very foggy. We couldn't see the sea but i liked the place very much. I would gladly go back with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I was almost put off by heading to Cape Reinga after being told it wasn't worth the drive, and the unsealed roads it would add hours. I'm so glad we chanced it because the roads are all sealed, and the view of this amazing place at sunset is unbeatable. We had a full moon the night we visited and as... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

On one of New Zealand's most northerly shores lies a fascinating area: Cape Reinga. The Cape Reinga lighthouse graces the view of two mighty bodies of water, the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean, as they come crashing together. The roll of their waves beat mercilessly upon the many beautiful beaches surrounding the cape. It is an astounded view! The... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If I get a chance, I will visit it again. The views are so mesmerizing. The road is very windy and took as some extra time to get there, but it was all worth it. The meeting of the Tasman sea and the Pacific ocean is Unique. My heart was just not getting full of the beautiful views and didn't... More 

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Ruawai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

In recent years the access to the lighthouse has been upgraded significantly. The path is smooth enough that it can be accessed by wheelchair (although it is steep in parts, so you might want a hand). Rustic signage has been positioned in both English and Te Reo Maori explaining the significance of various features of the area. During my most... More 

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Valparaiso, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It was a long day! From 7am-6:30 pm. I wish we had stopped at some different places (we went to the Kauri Kingdom which was just a chance wash the bus and get us to try to buy stuff). But overall I felt it was a really cool day! Bring layers, it was pretty chilly with the wind whipping near... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We travelled independently and arrived before midday (before the tour buses). There were only a few other people there which made our experience much better. We were just leaving when all the buses were arriving and we were glad to have had the place almost to ourselves for a little while!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went in the morning to catch the sun rise! Lovely view! Lovely weather! There were only 5 people there including us. So, we could say we had the place all to ourselves... heheheh Also, the walk from the parking to the Lighthouse provided us our morning exercise... But everything was worth the longgggggggggggg drive... hahaha The only thing missing is... More 

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Basel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is quite a drive from Auckland, we left very early, but worth the drive. The final part is on foot from the car park down to the lighthouse. Great for photographs. On your way make time to visit 90 mile beach, it really is that long.

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Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island

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