Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia

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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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  • Drove ourselves down 90 mile beach. Fabulous time but travel with another vehicle in your sights. Just in case you need help. We did and were thankful. Safety in numbers. There are rocks to climb so 4...  more »
  • Awesome park over property on beach front. Such a lovely place to stay. Fishing is great. Swimming is heaven. Walking along the long beach and exploring the rock pools when the tides out great fun. Yo...  more »
  • We joined a tour going to the sand dunes (sand surfing was awesome) and the Cape Reinga. If you want to drive yourself on the beach you need a 4WD vehicle.