Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia

(4.7/5 based on 400+ 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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  • We were with a tour group that took the bus out onto the beach, they stopped right on the beach for a while so we could wander around in the water then hopped back on the bus and continued down the be...  more »
  • Stunning beach drive. We did it in a Toyota RAV4 and had no problems whatsoever. Easy Access. Came across many walkers/joggers and very few vehicles. A stunning route towards Cape Reinga. Make sure yo...  more »
  • On the journey back from Cape Reinga, the bus over the 90 drove Mile Beach. To see the breadth and experience has been what and make sure. We had booked a bus tour up to Cape Reinga, over the sand dunes and the Kauri forests. Take care with rental cars and campers be sure on the rental terms and conditions. Some people don't like that. Some bus and car go here already very quickly! But it is a nice experience!
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