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. See Cape Reinga and all Cape Reinga has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cape Reinga trip website .
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  • There are capes, and beaches, and lighthouses that are more scenic, but the package is well worth the trip. This was the mid-point (what else) of an 8 hour motorcycle trip from Pahia, through the twis...  more »
  • Wind, rain and angry Ocean makes it perfectly the idea of those poor sailors, the first surviving here, coming close to these shores, they saw in front of a beautiful Bay and could not enter for danger of rocks. Exciting and strong
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  • Spectacular scenery that is well worth the drive. Lovely scenic drive (not fast) through green agricultural land and forest. Please be aware that there is limited food and fuel after the main towns an...  more »

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