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Ninety Mile Beach

Address: Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Kaitaia
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Smiths Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

There is a sandy beach for as far as you can see. You won't find crowded beaches here. The kids liked to play in the rock pools and found some interesting critters. You have to be mindful of the waves as some can be "aggressive". Bring a small surf board in order to float on the waves. Lots of fun.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We parked overnight at the closest motorhome park which is a five minute walk to the beach. We walked for miles! Saw no one and happily were early enough to have avoided the tour buses.

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Glen Waverley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited 3 sections of the 90 mile beach from the south (Kaitaia) the middle (just south of Pukenui) and further north. It was suggested we should collect tuatua shellfish. Tuatua are similar to elongated pipis. They are found just below the sand in shallow water at low tide. In Northland, the bag limit is 150 shellfish per person, with... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow how many Beaches can you drive along, stop and collect sea food (shell fish called Pipi's or fish for snapper ) we often come to this stretch of coast line and spend the day fishing and swimming it is just awesome. You do have to be aware of other people driving and fishing as it is very popular with... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The hard, compact sand makes it easy to take your vehicle out for a drive on the sand. Just be careful, because most rental car agreements don't cover anything that happens while driving on the sand. We followed the beach for a ways until we found a nice spot away from other people to sit and have a picnic. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. We had a wonderfully sunny day, a marvellous guide and I have now reached one of the top destinations on my bucket list!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Because we were below the high water mark. Wonderful! Sand dune downhill boogie boarding. Wonderful. Driver. Wonderful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We took a tour and got to drive along 90 mile beach for about 45min (which is actually only 90 kilometers, not 90 miles). The tide was going out which was perfect as there isn't much room to drive during high tide and the higher up you drive, the more difficult it is to drive on. The waves are huge... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

massive beach stretching almost forever. Quiet and deserted. Interesting experience with the tour bus driving on the beach very near the sea

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went by ourselves not on an organised tour. Advice is: don't drive onto the beach without a really good 4 wheel drive. We parked and walked. Go at low tide and collect tuatuas. Play on the sand dunes. Great fun for our kids 4y and 6y.

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