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Cape Reinga

New Zealand
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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Tin Can Bay, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Everyone should make the trip up to the tippy-tippy top of NZ at least once in their lives......every time will leave you breathless! The expectancy of the drive as the road winds its way up towards the end will get your heart racing! It's a beautiful drive :) Once there, park your vehicle and it's a short walk to the... More

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Carcans, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Even though not the most northern point of New-Zealand, you definitely feel like if you were at the end of the world. The maelstrom in between the waters from the Tasman Sea and those from the Pacific Ocean is wonderful, and you have the view, on a clear day, all the way to the 90 mile Beach beginning, the North... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A decent drive from Kaitaia, but worth the trip. (Took about 1 1/2 hours one way). Lighthouse and signpost, and meeting of the oceans great. Views pretty amazing, and lots of good information to read. As a Kiwi, a must do, at least once in your lifetime!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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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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