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Cape Reinga, North Island

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Marvel at land's end on rugged Cape Reinga, a wild peninsula at the far corner of the island where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea meet. Travel out to the lighthouse for a sweeping view over the expanse of blue water, marked by occasionally roiling whitecaps where the ocean and sea touch. Continue out to the far tip of the cape to see the famed pohutukawa tree, which has supposedly stood at this location for more than eight centuries. This point remains an important fixture in Maori mythology, as it marks the spot where spirits leave this world during their journey to the afterlife. With our international travel planner, Kihikihi attractions like Cape Reinga can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The Northwestern most tip of the Aupori Peninsula, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. We walked out to the lighthouse which was great exercise and the views along the coastline was so beaut...  more »
  • Well worth the drive, glorious place..can't wait to go back. Amazing to watch and see where the Pacific & the Tasman meet. Very spiritual vibes  more »
  • Amazing and beautiful most northerly point. We managed to hilly walk right to the lighthouse and it was really worth all the time and effort. Long journey for a day trip (February 2016) from Kerikeri ...  more »