Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga

Marvel at land's end on rugged Cape Reinga, a wild peninsula at the far corner of the island where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet. Travel out to the lighthouse for a sweeping view over the expanse of blue water, marked by occasionally roiling whitecaps where the ocean and sea touch. Continue out to the far tip of the cape to see the famed pohutukawa tree, which has supposedly stood at this location for more than eight centuries. This point remains an important fixture in Maori mythology, as it marks the spot where spirits leave this world during their journey to the afterlife. See Cape Reinga and all Cape Reinga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cape Reinga trip website .
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  • Left Paihia on a fine day but wasn't long before the rain set in. It had been 39 years since I had travelled to here but must say the Road a vast improvement. [Even with the news today of the washout....  more »
  • We drove to Cape Reinga on a very overcast day. It was very different to the last time I went, so it was interesting to view the changes, improved walking tracks, better parking. We just walked around...  more »
  • Wonderful view of the Pacific ocean and Tasman sea meeting. A nice gentle walk down to the lighthouse  more »

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