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, Cape Reinga 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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  • July 28, 2017
    Beautiful landscape at the end of the world that even with showers is wonderful because of the many Rainbows. That off-season, there are very few people. For me it is a must.
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  • July 27, 2017
    We were there in a downpour, but decided we should walk to the lighthouse as we had driven there. Hard to tell in the rain, but about 1km round walk down and back up. Strategically placed seats along ...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    The Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga. A breathtaking view with a phenomenal game of the huge waves of the two seas that meet there. It was breathtaking in the truest sense of the word, the wind was so strong that it was hardly possible to breathe against the wind. We were deeply impressed with this nature. We spent about 3 hours there, walked to the lighthouse and the surrounding hills.
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