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Cape Reinga

New Zealand
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Ranked #38 of 922 attractions in North Island
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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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163 attraction reviews
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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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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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
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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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Sydney
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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
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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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