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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 road to Cape Reinga is now sealed with a car park at the end. Cape Reinga is both beautiful and spiritual. Visitors should behave respectfully while experiencing this sacred Maori place. It is far...  more »
  • we were staying in Paihia and organised a day drip through Great Sights with the eventual destination being the Cape 300km away (so its a full day) but this included Ninety mile beach, Dune Boarding a...  more »
  • Always pays to Cape Reinga off the long road! The road there suddenly ends at a parking lot, to the lighthouse, you must continue on foot. The path is well built, no problem if you are using a stroller! The view is absolutely beautiful! We were very lucky with the weather! I guess when it rains, it can be somewhat ungemühtlich with the wind. A must for every New Zealand travel!
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