Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia

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#1 of 9 in Beaches in Northland Region
Beach Nature / Park
Originally used as a runway for early airmail services, Ninety Mile Beach now serves as a major tourist destination, offering spectacular sunsets and arguably the finest left-hand surf breaks in New Zealand. Stretching for approximately 88 km (55 mi), this seemingly never-ending beach features a series of sand dunes where you can perfect your bodyboarding skills or dig for tuatua (native shellfish) at low tide. Each year the beach hosts a popular fishing competition, welcoming anglers eager to catch the biggest snapper. A lush pine forest grows within walking distance of the beach, providing a green backdrop to the white sands of the coastline. To visit Ninety Mile Beach on your holiday in Kaitaia, and find out what else Kaitaia has to offer, use our Kaitaia itinerary builder.
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  • I have been visiting the 90 Mile for ever,even till this day I still get a buzz when I come over the brow of the hill heading to the Waipapakauri end of 90 Mile Beach and see the Ocean. If you get a c...  more »
  • Beautiful beach area with packed sand that you can go for a nice drive along the beach. Make sure you have the right car to go in ...you wouldn't want to have to call a tow truck to pull you out.  more »
  • Me and my Gf took our campa van on there and got stuck, it was pretty. Its still a nice beach though, just have to be careful i guess!  more »

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