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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the Harrison Cape 4x4 tour, a wonder Experience. This company does it right, over 60 miles coverered along the beach followed by sand surfing in the dunes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank danygraigBB
Reviewed 3 days ago

Drove on the beach on way back from Cape Reinga.. Te Paki Stream access was washed out so had to use another access.. Easy access.. beach was fanatastic.. can cruise at any speed..Highly recommend and don't be put off by all the scary or negative...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BossHoss24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely sunset on a very long beach! I’m not sure whether the fact that it is a registered road is super-cool or whether it is super-uncool to be destructive to a fragile seaside ecosystem.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Iain_Nicholls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It certainly was different driving so far along the beach. Care must be taken to ensure you do it at the right time with the tides. There are lots of places to stop and things to see. It is a good option if you’re going...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Youngone51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

* Enter the beach after 2 hours of high tide * Refer to local weather website for tidal timings * Use your car only if 4 x 4 and comfortable with driving on the beach * Beach is a public road. Follow speed limit and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RajaR61
Reviewed 2 December 2018

It's not a "thrilling" drive up the beach, but it does offer a perspective of the coasts length and seeing the frequent trekkers headed south on their trek of NZ is eye-opening... Sand boarding the Giant Dunes was probably the highlight of the trip. Cape...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yarb65
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Lovely wild beach in a windswept landscape - stay at remote Hukarere Lodge. Huka = foam, tere is to drift or float. Fantastic host, great breakfast and truly fabulous location to chill out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KarlosP82
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We drove out from the east side. Worth the drive had a lovely walk along the beach which is a beautiful beach and a little paddle in the sea. Lots of dogs surfers and people just relaxing enjoying the scenery. A must do when in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Drove a little along the Beach,felt like we owned it all,weather was great and the sand and sea sparkled,Beach was quite deserted apart from the odd vehicle.A great experience Something everyone should do.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danls2018
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Cool to drive up and down the beach. As it is classed a 'highway', it's not a great place to stop and play beach cricket on the wet sand right next to one of the vehicle entrances onto the beach - just as an FYI...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Katie B
31 January 2017|
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Response from santo-trainsspotter7 | Reviewed this property |
This ninety miles beach literally is a "highway" where cars can run (allowed) up to 100km/h. Probably it is unwise to let the dog free running and playing without leash.
30 April 2016|
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Response from Denise528 | Reviewed this property |
90 Mile Beach is designated a state highway so you can drive on the beach. There are helpful signs at the Waipapakauri Ramp (one of the entrances near Awanui) telling drivers about the dangers. I'm referring to... More
5 February 2016|
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Response from Daz S | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The beach is only usable for a car when low tide, just be careful of soft sand. The beach has few access roads so make sure of your exit or just drive back the same way after visiting beach. Also consider... More