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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  • The 90 Miles Beach tour to Cape Reinga is still worth to go but the trip along the beach is limited to 15-20km section between holiday park near Pukenui and the south entrance close to Awanui. Only wh...  more »
  • The last time I was at ninety mile beach was ten years ago and it was high tide at the time. But this time around we got there just in time for sunset and it was low tide also. Amazing scenery and jus...  more »
  • We got to see some great "off the beaten track" spots up here. Stopped for lunch at Waipapakauri hotel what a wonderful hidden gem. Great pub full amazing memorabilia and the food was great too. If yo...  more »

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