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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Title of my review refers to the Maori belief that Cape Reinga was considered to be jumping off point for souls as they depart on the journey to their spiritual homeland. Long and thin, the Aupouri Peninsula, even resembles a giant diving board. Nearby on a promontory there is a spiritually significant 800-year old pohutukawa tree (see photos); souls are believed to slide down its roots. Out of respect to the most sacred site in Maoridom, do not go near the tree and refrain from eating or drinking anywhere in the area.
My wife and I were lucky with perfect weather we got on the day of our visit, sunny and virtually no wind. Cape Reinga is more than 100 km (60 miles) north of the nearest small town of Kaitaia, therefore make it whole day outing taking in other nearby sights.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Praful S
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Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We flew up with Salt Air and Joyce explained that this is a spiritual place for the Maoris so she didn't walk down to the point with us. Along the route there are super boards in weathered wood and iron telling the stories, together with simple benches to sit on and just Feel the space. We both found it really Moving and were quite quiet on the way back.
Of course we had to take the iconic photo of the Signpost that corresponds to the one on the South of South Island.
A lovely place.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank JayZee48
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Reviewed March 5, 2016

A real must to visit. Fabulous to see the meeting of the Tasmin Sea and the Pacific ocean and the very sacred Maori place. Beautiful drive - make sure you have plenty of petrol as there aren't many place to stop.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank KimChloe073
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Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

This place really is beautiful. The lighthouse, the ocean, and the reserve are all picturesque. I've been twice, but hope to go again many times in the future.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank StevenS5404
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Reviewed March 2, 2016

Epic. Absolutely epic. Thoroughly recommend. The drive there from anywhere in Northland takes longer than you would expect. However, 100% worth the trip.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Rangireviews
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