Cape Reinga And 90 Mile Beach Tour From Bay Of Islands - Auckland

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your pick up location is not on the supplied list please contact our reservations team 24 hours prior to departure who wil.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealands North Island on a guided tour of the north including Cape Reinga where the Pacific and Tasman seas collide.Yourpurpose built coach will take you in comfort along 90 mile beach to Te Paki sand stream where you can try your hand at sand boarding one of the giant dunes.
During the dayyou will also take in stops at Taipa Beach for morning Tea , Ancient Kauri Kingdom , dig for some shellfish on 90 mile beach conditions permitting and at Houhoura for our exclusive lunch stop.
Join our passionate driver / guides for a unforgettable tour of the top of New Zealand

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Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches, rugged roads and quicksand streams.

Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest, home to 1,000-year-old kauri trees, some of the most ancient trees in the world. Walk along a ground-level boardwalk that meanders around the trunks of the trees and learn more about the area from the information panels located throughout the walk.

After you leave the Puketi Forest, youll head to Taipa Beach resort for a morning tea stop right on the beach front. From Here we head to Houhora Harbour for your complimentary lunch at Wagners Holiday Park. Later you will go to Cape Reinga, the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Youll feel as though youre standing on the edge of the world as you watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea.

Maori legend says that Cape Reinga is the departure point for spirits on their way to the Maori homeland in Hawaiki. There are no shops on Cape Reinga, and eating and drinking is frowned upon in order to show respect for this sacred Maori site. 

From Cape Reinga, your tour continues down the North Islands coast. Your first stop is the giant sand dunes at the Te Paki Quicksand Stream, where you can try your hand at sandboarding. Experience an exhilarating ride down the face of a dune on a boogie board!

Finally, get back on the Waverider coach and head south on Ninety Mile Beach. This strikingly beautiful stretch of unpopulated beach, is a marked contrast to the bustle of the islands East Coast, and you will have plenty of opportunities to stick your toes in the sand and help your guide dig for shellfish.

Your New Zealand North Island adventure ends with your return drive to Paihia.


Coach tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach

Sandboards provided

Puketi Kauri Forest boardwalk


Ancient Kauri Kingdom - award winning wood craft showroom



Food and drinks, unless specified

Pickup from outside of Paihia or Kerikeri

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions

If you are staying in Russell a free return trip on the Fullers ferry will be provided for you to get to your pick up point in Paihia, this service departs at 7am from the Russell Wharf

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

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  • 21-Feb-2020

    What made our trip so delightful besides the spectacular view at the Cape was our driver/guide Tahi. He
    was passionate about the Maori culture and history and extremely knowledge in general. He had an excellent sense of humour, amazing memory and made everyone feel welcome. He even risked the stream to let us all sand board.

  • 19-Feb-2020

    Excellent trip, made so by our Mauri driver (bus 91). Our driver went beyond the usual tour guide and was excellent. A long but well worth trip indeed.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    The visit to the Cape Reinga was well worth the visit but abit disappointing regarding the 90 Mile Beach tour in the sense that the actual time / distance you spend on the beach is not explained while the map given by the tour company is abit mis-leading. If the distance is affected by tide - then this should be communicated more by the travel director.
    Also the choice for lunch was poor in terms of available selection

  • 27-Jan-2020

    Very good day however very long with a lot of driving.
    Highlights were cape Reigna, 90 mile beach and sand boarding.
    It was a 12 hour day with many hours on the coach but that was the nature of getting there from our start point. High our coach driver was very friendly. But could not always hear his commentary. ...........................

  • 08-Nov-2019

    The trip covered very diverse terrain beach, sand dunes and Kauri forests a full day of driving. I would have enjoyed more historical information on the sights we were passing. Possibly headsets or a dedicated tour narrator. The driver did his best but road conditions demanded his attention.

  • 28-Oct-2018

    A must if you visit Bay of Islands. The driver knew a lot about the place and was really entertaining. The views at the lighthouse were incredible. The sandboarding was also really fun. I'll do it again on my next visit.

  • 18-Jul-2018

    Robin was a fantastic host and everything we did was a great experience and opportunity to view northern new zealand

  • 10-Apr-2018

    Superb day trip of approx. 11 hours. Many different sights - Kauri forest, Cape Reinga itself, huge Kauri trees, good lunch fish n chips! and included sand boarding as per the picture. Best part of the trip was wave riding along 90 mile beach at 50 mph at the water's edge...superb overall, highly organized and kept to time.

  • 27-Mar-2018

    Excellent day tour! Despite being a long trip, there was never a dull moment - all the sights were spectacular. Our guide was great Hughie? - funny and very informative.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    The trip was amazing. Our guide bus driver Robin was exceptional. Gave good history on the area as we rode along, We had the right amount of stops along the way for bathroom and getting a snack. Our lunch stop was a pleasant place along the water with great fish and chips. The right amount of tim3 was allowed so to be able to walk to Cape Reinga lighthouse. Beautiful scenery. The next stop to go sandboarding was a blast. Robin was wonderful in teaching us the right way to master the fun of sandboarding. The 90 mile ride on the beach along the Tasman sea was fabulous. It truly was an outstanding day,

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