Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia
(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Take the bus trip and be informed and entertained by the Kiwi hosts. Its not everywhere you can say you were on a National Highway that runs along a beach. You will also learn a lot about how to prono...  more »
  • Although I only had time to walk along the southern end of the beach at sunset I found it very peaceful & serene.There were lots of shells which were interesting to look at & the sunset made it very p...  more »
  • We had great weather at the end of October and wandered and paddled our feet at the beach. The water was surprisingly warm. Occasional lovely clam and mussel shells and great to have it almost to ours...  more »