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Cape Reinga

New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

we drove up from Kerikeri to the Cape, the drive up has some breathtaking views. It's worth the drive the way to the top, the Cape has amazing views where the Tasman sea meets the Pacific. It's well set out with toilets as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

To visit the top most point of New Zealand is a must for you who have come this far past auckland to Northland. From Paihia it is a 3 hour trip each way and a full tank of gas. There is some great scenery along the way and places to stop and visit. Not much in the way of cafes... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I recently took our first visit to Cape Reinga while travelling around in our Motorhome. Well worth the trip, even tho it was a blustery and wet day. We were lucky enough to make the walk to the Cape and have a good look around before the rain started to fall too heavily. The path down to... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great views from this northerly point and you can see the waves meeting from west and east. We stayed in our motorhome at the Tapotupotu conservation campsite which is nearby and this is a lovely place to camp on the beach. We walked half way from the camp towards cape reinga and you get some great views of the coastline... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I recently experienced the Fullers Great Sights bus tour to Cape Reinga. It was definitely a great day made even better by the Fullers Tour Guide who kept us informed and entertained with his great sense of humour. The highlights of the day were the 90 Mile beach, the sight of our grey nomads sliding down the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There were some excellent features of this trip: 1. A good driver with a quirky sense of humour 2. A modern, clean, comfortable bus 3. Breathtaking scenery 4. Efficient and on-time pick up and departures 5. A range of stops and experiences that appealed to all ages. We loved . The Kauri forest . The Cape lookout and lighthouse .... More

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Faridabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Cape Reinga is the last point on the North of the Northern Islands. The Tasman Sea and the pacific ocean meet here. The colours of the waters are wonderful. There is a lighthouse, you walk down (around 1 kms.) form the parking point. We were there on a clear day and saw beautiful sea on both sides. A must visit,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Don't waste money on a tour. Jump in and drive there yourself! If you go off-peak there is hardly anyone there and the views are fantastic! The weather is weird - sunny one second, fast winds and rain the next - still, magical. Don't stay in Kaitaia if you're going up there from Auckland (we had our car broken into... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Cape Reinga is a truly stunning place. You will see some of the best scenery on the North Island and the point where the Tasman and Pacific seas crash into each other. The lighthouse there is also quaint and a nice photo opportunity. Be prepared to not be the only one visiting though, especially during the summer months. If you... More

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

There are some attractions to driving the long road up to Cape Reinga or Te Rerenga Wairua however from Kerikeri where we were staying it’s a 190km, 3 hour journey each way by car so it had limited appeal on a tight schedule. The coach tour - which drives along Ninety Mile Beach during the trip (car rentals are not... More

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