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Cape Reinga, North Island

Categories: Scenic Walking Areas, Beaches, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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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  • On the fine day that we visited we could see the Three Kings and the meeting of the oceans was obvious 
  • The Cape Reinga drive up is picturesque the whole way with little traffic. When you reach the light house car parks there is quite a steep walk however it is a beautifully pathed walk with stop areas ...  read more »
  • One of those places that will take your breath away, the views from the walk to the lighthouse (if you're not doing any of the other multitude of hikes available) is incredible. Two oceans clashing is...  read more »
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