Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia

4.7
#1 of 16 in Beaches in Northland Region
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kaitaia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • It really does not matter which tour you use ( don’t be foolish enough to try and drive the beach yourself!) they all seem to be very professional! Dune surfing is a must! The tour was worth every pen...  more »
  • Despite rain rain all day it was worth the slight detour to see. Driving on it is fine and safe but weather on the day was poor.  more »
  • Drive the full length of 90 mile beach (in fact 56 miles) with sand safaris tour. Just beautiful the whole way. I personally wouldn’t do it in a hire car unless it was a 4 x 4  more »
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