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Take your North Island adventure to new heights on the incredible stretch of coastline between the Bay of Islands and Cape Reigna. A custom-built Waverider coach, built to effortlessly move over sand and rugged terrain, picks you up at your centrally located Paihia hotel or the Paihia waterfront.
The first stop on your route is the ancient Puketi Forest. Follow your guide along a boardwalk that twists through the kauri forest and learn about the 1,000-year-old trees from informational panels located throughout the interpretive walk.

Next up is Houhoura Harbour for lunch (choice of Fish and chips or Falafel Salad) at the iconic Wagner’s Holiday Park. Then it’s onward to Cape Reinga to see the Tasman Sea merge with the Pacific Ocean at the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, situated at the northernmost tip of New Zealand.
Continuing back down the Northland coast, your guide stops at the Te Paki Sand Dunes. Hop onto a sandboard for a thrilling downhill ride on the Quicksand Stream. Back aboard the Waverider, you’ll head south along Ninety Mile Beach, a striking stretch of unpopulated shoreline where you can stroll and dig for shellfish.
Your full-day Northland tour ends with the return drive to your starting point in Paihia.
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Cape Reinga
Ninety Mile Beach
Paihia Harbour
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Ride a custom-built Waverider coach over the rugged and sandy coastline of Ninety Mile Beach on this full-day guided tour to Cape Reinga. Departing Paihia’s Bay of Islands for the top end of New Zealand’s North Island, you’ll walk under ancient trees in the Puketi Kauri Forest and go sandboarding down a quicksand stream at Te Paki Sand Dunes. Includes lunch and round-trip all-terrain transport from centrally located hotels.
  • Visit Cape Reinga on the top of New Zealand's North Island
  • Admire its wild and untouched beauty and learn about its rich Maori culture and traditions
  • Immerse yourself in the Puketi Kauri Forest as you walk through 1,000 year old Kauri trees and native bush
  • Try the sandboarding experience down the massive sand dunes at Te Paki Stream
  • Walk on the vast and stunning Ninety Mile Beach
  • Enjoy lunch of either fish and chips or a falafel salad)
  • Listen to interesting commentary and Maori legends from your expert guide
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Must do trip!

Just back from a fun packed day from the bay of islands up to Cape Reinga. The drive was full of excitement and had great knowledge on everything. The highlight of the trip was the sand boarding. Light house views are amazing seeing the two...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a Day!!!

We left Paihia just before the sun rose and headed out to see some very ancient Kauri trees - they are amazing and beautiful. Our driver/guide Robin was fantastic, his knowledge of Northland and the Bay of Islands was incredible (and he told some really...More

2  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Fun in the sun and sand!

We loved our time with this tour! The tour guide was full of excitement and details about the area and Maori culture. The tour itself was even better than expected and I highly recommend this company. I appreciated the cleanliness of the coach too.

Thank Jerry5325
Reviewed 25 May 2018
What an amazing day

Big shout out for Rob, our driver/guide for the day. He was very knowledgeable and really added to the day's experience. Our first stop was to see the Kauri trees then onto ,Ninety Mile Beach, followed by boarding on the Giant Sand dunes at Te...More

Thank 16pauline
Reviewed 5 May 2018
A fantastic tour - every New Zealander should do it!

We had the most wonderful day, it was very spiritually uplifting along with experiencing a wonderful sense of freedom and pride in our own beautiful Aotearoa. Colin, our lovely driver, was excellent. He made the day extra special for all of us, as sadly it...More

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Heather H
22 May 2018|
Response from Rozthegreat_powerful | Reviewed this property |
I’m so sorry but can’t answer your question about departing from Kaitala. I know we made two stops to pick up additional passengers on our way out, but for the life of me I can’t remember the names of those locations.
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