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“Fantastic experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga

Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga
Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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Ranked #8 of 38 Activities in Paihia
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Owner description: Explore the landscape on this full day adventure to Cape Reinga. Drive along the sand highway of 90 Mile Beach as the ocean roars alongside you. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Far North on this adventure to the top of NZ.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A truly wonderful way to experience Cape Reinga, sand boarding down the sand dunes and driving on 90 mile Beach! Also enjoyed the Gumdiggers visit. Our guide was really great and showed us how to do the sand boarding!! My children all loved the sand boarding so much and did it many times. Think it would probably be a bit high for under 10 year olds but my teenagers and 10 year old had a ball! Really worthwhile trip.

Visited April 2013
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Te Puke, New Zealand
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“Amazing Day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We really enjoyed this long day. Daniel our wonderful driver, was very informative and friendly.
The highlight for my husband ( we are both seniors) was the sand dune riding,despite the long climb to the top he managed to do it twice. The view from Cape Reinga was just awesome, although be warned it is a long climb back to the bus, but plenty of time is allowed.
The stop for fishand chips was an excellent end to the day.

Visited March 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Amazing day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Our family joined this trip to Cape Reinga at the Taipa Bay morning tea stop, and travelled to Cape Reinga via the Gumdiggers Park and a stop at a beautiful beach very near Cape Reinga. We had an hour at Cape Reinga, then onto sand surfing down the enormous sand dunes. This was the highlight for my boys, who would have done that all day if possible. We returned home via 90 Mile Beach.
Our driver was fantastic - he was full of interesting information, had a very laid back sense of homour, and was happy to give us plenty of time at the stops. There was no feeling of being rushed. Sadly we had to leave the tour at our Taipa pickup spot, so did not travel on for the fish and chips stop at Mangonui.
We chose this tour over less expensive ones as I had a feeling we might get what we paid for. I'm sure that is right, and this tour was well worth it's price. I would recommend it to anyone.

Visited April 2013
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“A great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We took our overseas visitors for a trip North and the day trip to Cape Reinga was a definate hilight. The driver was very informative and friendly, he joined in with sand dune riding showing us how it was done. A very nice packed lunch was included in the trip.We visited the Kauri forest and Kauri factory not to be missed. The last stop was fish & chips at the famous Mongonui fish shop.
Don't miss this experience with the Dune Rider if you are staying in Pahia, great value for money.

Visited April 2013
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Northland Explorer. Dune Rider and Swi with the Dolphins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Dune rider 90 mile beach discovery and Swim with the Dolphins twin experience was brilliant.
The driver of our vehicle gave us tippets on the local history and other attractions to see around the Northland area which made the trip very interesting and informative. He also gave us areas to watch out for and what to see when going down the West Coast. He was brilliant and prepared to answer any questions we had. There were many..
Also the Dolphin Swim Experience was brilliant with the Skipper and his whole team being very accommodating and ready to help whenever help was needed. They did all they could to make the trip exciting, and with the Skipper's dry sense of humour it was a very pleasant experience. Well worth visiting.

Visited April 2013
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