Journey to the very top of New Zealand - Cape Reinga, where according to Maori legend, this is the place of departing spirits. Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition.
On this full day tour, you will visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees.
Cruise along the sand-swept shore of Ninety Mile Beach before climbing massive sand dunes to experience the ghrills and spills of sand-boarding at Te Paki Stream.
On arrival at Cape Reinga, stand on the windswept tip of New Zealand and watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. This is an action packed day with opportunities to take photos or simply sit back and enjoy this unique part of New Zealand.
Note: The tour will stop for morning tea (own expense). Enjoy fresh Fish & Chips lunch at exclusive waterfront in Houhora. The tide on Ninety Mile Beach will determine whether your coach travels north or south along the beach. This is at the driver's discretion.
- Giant Kauri trees at Puketi Kauri Forest
- Sandboarding down giant sand dunes
- Cape Reinga Lighthouse
- Historic commentary and Maori legends
- Travel along Ninety Mile Beach
- Fish & Chips Lunch included (vegetarian option available)
Prices: Adult NZ $149.00 Child NZ $74.50 (under 5 yrs go FREE)
Lunch: Fish & Chips or vegetarian options Falafel Salad or Baked Potato included
Please choose one when you make a booking.
Departures: daily year round
Paihia & Russell 7:00 am Kerikeri 7:50 am
Returns: Paihia & Russell 6:15 pm Kerikeri 5:45 pm (approx.)
If departing from Russell, catch the 7:00am complimentary Ferry to Paihia. Please advise this at time of booking.
Local accommodation pick ups: Complimentary pick up and drop off service from local accommodation must be pre-booked. Pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Ccoaches: Luxury air-conditioned, full size coaches purpose-built for passenger comfort and sandy beach conditions.
Refreshments: A morning tea stop is made for refreshments (own expense).
Commentary: A full commentary is provided in English by your driver guide. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin. Audio multilingual headsets available in German, French and Mandarin (please advise at the time of booking).
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, camera and a change of clothes for sandboarding.
- Prices stated above are in NZ dollars
- Departures and itineraries are subject to availability and weather conditions
- Children’s fares - 14 years and under.
Infants - 5 years and under. No charge applies when not occupying a seat
(this excludes Dolphin Eco Experience where a child fare applies)
- Entry fees and meals are not included except where stated
- Non-smoking on board Fullers GreatSights vessels or coaches