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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, 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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  • Was a wonderful place where the Tasman and the Pacific seas meet. Quite a historic place. As usual Nzl has a lot of surprises along its way to the top!  more »
  • What a time to be alive! After a fairly long drive from Paihia (about 3 hours) we arrived at Cape Reinga, on a beautiful sunny day. The views were spectacular, and it was very cool to see where the Ta...  more »
  • Despite leaving Paihia at 7.15am and returning at 5.40pm I highly recommend this tour. We booked with Explore and weren't disappointed. The driver was informative. As we travelled along the 90 mile be...  more »