Take a coach to Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga – Mullarkey Tours
Departing 7.30 am Paihia and returning to Paihia approx. 6pm This uniquely spiritual place … here according to Maori history is where spirits begin their final journey to their ancestral land Hawaiki. Heading south a short hop to the immense sand dunes of Te Paki Stream – climb to the top the views are spellbinding, and if you are brave enough grab a sandboard and surf the dunes (not included in price). For the afternoon we work our way back to Paihia with a stop along the way to stretch and pass through some more coastal towns not passed in the morning! Back in time for a meal and possibly something cold to drink!
Departs Paihia 07:30 – 11 hours
Dune Rider – Cape Reinga
Departing from Paihia at 07:15 am we make our way north through Doubtless Bay and onto the gateway to the far north at Awanui. Depending on the tide of the day we drive (up or down) 70 km of the famous Ninety Mile Beach – enjoy breathtaking views that go on forever as you drive along this Highway of the North. Climb giant sand dunes at the Te Paki stream and toboggan back down. Arriving at Cape Reinga you enjoy magnificent sweeping views where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. A delicious BBQ lunch is enjoyed at Tapotupotu Bay (included) , great photo stops and an informative commentary are provided by our very experienced drivers.
Departs Russell 07:00 - 11 hours
Passengers from Russell need to take the 7am Bay Belle Ferry (not included) to meet the coach at the Maritime Building in Paihia at 7.15 am.
Fullers Great Sights - Cape Reinga
This full day trip takes you to the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse at New Zealand's northern most tip, where the Tasman Sea meets the mighty Pacific Ocean. On the way you will discover the wild beauty of an untouched region rich in Maori culture and tradition - from it's rolling hills to it's breathtaking coastline. Get up close to ancient giant kauri trees at Puketi forest, speed along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach, dig for Pipis (shellfish) and experience the thrill of sand boarding down massive dunes at Te Paki stream. Includes free ferry tickets to Paihia and Back
Departs Paihia 07:10 - 11 hours
Harrisons Cape Runner - Kaitia
This is a full-day comprehensive tour with many stops including Aupouri Forest, Ninety Mile Beach, Te Paki Stream & Sand Dunes, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Rarawa Beach, Te Kao, Houhora Heads and The Ancient Kauri Kingdom. We offer free pick-up from your local accommodation.
Cape Reinga Tour and 90 Mile Beach
A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to its northernmost point – Cape Reinga. Discover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and tradition. As you set off from Paihia in the Bay of Islands, your driver guide will keep you entertained with tales of the region's history, from the arrival of the Māori to present day. Our drivers are an amazing bunch, passionate about what they do and about the area they call home. We reckon they'll make your day even more special!
Double Dip Combo
Take a half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay in search of dolphins while visiting its highlights. You could be watching dolphins as they leap and play in sheltered waters - or keep an eye out for other marine mammals like whales and seals. Cruise in and out of beautiful unspoilt islands, see the remote Cape Brett Lighthouse and the impressive Hole in the Rock at Motukōkako Island.