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Cape Reinga

New Zealand
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Ranked #36 of 913 attractions in North Island
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went there on a foggy day and was a bit concerned we wouldnt see anything but as we walked down to the lighthouse it appeared out of the fog like a movie. While the lighthouse is not overly impressive the view and setting is and the drive up the cape is fantastic as well. Loved it and glad to have... More

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Darwin, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolutely spectacular. Well planned and well laid out, pathways are maintained extremely well, and would be very accessible for those with disabilities, the signposts give you the history and are very informative and also are maintained well. Well worth the trip. A must if you are in the Bay of Islands

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Hastings, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was everything I anticipated. Remote, spiritual, enormous, wild, and perfectly alone. I've had always wanted to go to the Cape and the experience didn't let me down. I highly recommend this attraction.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Its a long long drive to Cape Reinga - i think it felt longer ( we came from Paihia) because once we left Kaitaia we saw hardly any traffic. There are some amazing views along the way though. Do ring food and drinks with you, because there isn't anyway at the Cape to buy anything. The Cape itself is great... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

we extended our holiday by a day to visit the Cape, so worth it, seeing the meeting of the oceans, the lighthouse, and a beautiful piece of New Zealand, go to the cape just don't stand at the top of the hill.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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87 reviews 87 reviews
55 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Went on an absolutely dreadful day. Rain, clouds and everything was so gloomy. Despite of the horrible weather, Cape Reinga still looked amazing. If it's raining on the day you intend to go and absolutely cannot reschedule the visit, just go ahead as it still looks quite amazing. No blue skies but still very pretty. There are quite a number... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We drove for what seemed eternity...it is a long drive, because there is very little or virtually no habitation, it is also a lonely drive. Would recommend organising a group or going by coach, just to break the monotony of the miles you need to travel to visit this truly remarkable spot. It really does have a surreal element to... More

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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The road to Cape Reinga is now sealed and when you arrive at this destination you'll see why I have named this place as a must see. A 1/2 hour stroll to the light house will amaze you with the wonderful view of the top of the north Island to the right you see Spirit Bay where it is believed... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Traveling to Cape Reinga is as interesting as being there. Possibly the weather is occasionally calm but the heavy wind, spray and cloud cover adds to the isolated and powerful feel of this place. Maybe you won't want to stay long but you won't regret having been there, still there are walks and interesting vegetation to make it interesting to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

So glad we made the effort to come up here, admittedly I was somewhat apprehensive of the long drive from our lodgings in Paihia, but I'm glad my partner talked me into it. It is a special place and in my mind, comparable to the long detour one has to make to drive to Mt. Cook. Both so worthwhile in... More

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