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It is a crazy long drive out there. Bring snacks, food and drinks because there isn't much along the way. The drive itself is fantastic. The walk out to the lighthouse is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It is a crazy long drive out there. Bring snacks, food and drinks because there isn't much along the way. The drive itself is fantastic. The walk out to the lighthouse is fantastic. I strongly suggest you plan on extra time there and take one of the side trails down to the beach. (About 2km each way...roughly 1.5- 2hours time)... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

As others have said the travel time is long, but make a day of it - the scenery along the way is beautiful. The cape is the lookout point to the rest of the world, the vista, clashing seas and mystical beauty make it a memorable experience. We had the luxury of choosing a good weekend for the trip, but... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful location out in the middle of nowhere. Please note that there is not much for miles and miles around! Would be nice to have a souvenir/coffee shop to add some life, but NOT too close to disturb the serenity and the ethereal flute playing that so calmly flavors the atmosphere. A must see, but be prepared for lots of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Driving to Cape Reinga is a long drive. However it is well worth it. The walk from the lookout to the light house is pleasant and spectacular. Take your time and read the sign along the path. You learn a lot more about the place instead of walking down to the light house straight away. It depends on the weather.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent day out with Chris from Dolphin Cruises up Ninety mile beach Te Paki stream to Cape Reinga with fisha and chips at Pukenui before heading back to Awanui Great host with knowledge of area and history

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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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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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