Travel Blogs from Cape Reinga, New Zealand

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Up to the top and down again, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Up to the top and down again

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... couch that cost $40,000 made out of 50,000 year old wood. It was impressive but not that comfortable. We drove up to Cape Reinga to see the lighthouse and to have our picture taken by a sign pointing to the uk, alas, vandalism strikes everywhere and ...

Cape Reinga, the Winterless North!!, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Reinga, the Winterless North!!

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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From Auckland we travelled by bus up to Kaitia to then go on a bus trip to Cape Reinga, the most northern point in New Zealand and where the Tasman sea meets the Pacific. This area is known as the Winterless North - WHATEVER!!! It rained constantly on ...

Journey to the Very Northern Tip, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Journey to the Very Northern Tip

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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Martin was keen on travelling to the most northerly point of New Zealand, so we made the very long trip up to Cape Reinga. We drove along 90 Mile Beach (it's actually 90 km), stopping along the beach for a picnic lunch. You can actually drive on the ...

The Northern Most tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The Northern Most tip of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... we continued our journey, Stopping off in Waitiki Landing at lunchtime for an Ostrich burger. The last 20km up to Cape Reinga - which is the northern most tip of New Zealand, was all gravel/dirt road, so we took our time as the last thing we need is a ...

Dome Valley to Cape Reinga - Day 251, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Dome Valley to Cape Reinga - Day 251

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... twisty roads as the road meandered along the coast through the hills. Finished off the day at Cape Reinga which is right on the northern tip of New Zealand, you can't really travel any further north on the mainland. The last 25km of the drive to the ...

The Turning Point, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The Turning Point

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... we're going waaaaaaaaaaaaay down south! We arrived at the camp site after dark. Scare stories of relentless, monster mozzies at Cape Reinga abound. One traveller told us about an experiment that he conducted. Sweeping a glass through the air one evening, ...

First stop in our van (stan) was takapuna ..., Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

First stop in our van (stan) was takapuna ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... stop in our van (Stan) was Takapuna Beach. We went out in the rain to maybe see if we could catch anyone watching the New Zealand V Australia rugby league match but couldn't find anywhere. Just when we were about to turn back we saw a light on ahead.... ...

Craters of the moon and diving!, Cape reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Craters of the moon and diving!

A travel blog entry by irishblontravel

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After my birthday we headed north and enjoyed the views. Went to the craters of the moon - big geysers that steam all the time! Then moved on to Auckland which is the first major city we have seen in a while. I licked the windows of Prada and Gucci ...

Whatawhiwhi to Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Whatawhiwhi to Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by krahn

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... our shiny beach blanket but didn't go up quite high enough to get it to work. Made it to Cape Reinga, the most Northern tip of New Zealand and enjoyed spectacular views of where the Tasman Sea meets the South Pacific. Very spiritual place for the Maori ...

To cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

To cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by yam_cina

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On the way to the north most point in New - Zealand and the meeting point between the two oceans, the Tasman sea and the Pcific ocean. So on the way we stopped at a nice place called Houhora Heads. Nice little beach with nice view, it's good place to have ...

Paihai and Cape Reinga, Paihai and Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Paihai and Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by aislingsings

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Bay of Islands was my first stop - tried to see some dolphins here but was disappointed. Next day went on a trip up to the very top tip of NZ and drove along the 90 mile beach to get there! Did some sandboarding on the way - great ...

I've killed that spot  five times!!, Cape Reinga, Tapotuputo campground, New Zealand travel blog

I've killed that spot five times!!

A travel blog entry by jasieniukrtw

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After a nice meal, we began to get ready for bed, yes at about 6:30pm. We are camping, and when it gets dark, what is there to do? We do play cards in the van for awhile, but there isn't much space and our bodies begin to complain after about an hour, ...

Definitely worth the all-day drive!, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Definitely worth the all-day drive!

A travel blog entry by nloon

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Put in a marathon day's driving yesterday but it was definitely worth it to wake up in the northernmost campsite in New Zealand this morning. We drove up through the Bay of Islands up to Russell, passed lots of lovely-looking beaches, some of which are on ...

Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

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... when visiting Northland is to drive (or take one of the myriad bus tours) up to the northern tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga. (Pedants note: Cape Reinga is technically the northernmost road-accessible point in New Zealand, slightly surpassed by the ...

top of NZ, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

top of NZ

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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... -bound. Snow jackets in the south, t-shirt and sunglasses at the top, what an impressive change of climate. Upon reaching Cape Reinga, I'd reached a goal I set out to accomplish, and that felt pretty good. At this northern extremity, the Tasman sea meets ...

Ab zum Cape!, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Ab zum Cape!

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

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Hab gestern meine Cape Reinga-Tour gemacht. Es ging hoch zum Cape (welches selbst nicht der noerdlichste Punkt Neuseelands ist!), von wo aus man den Pazifischen Ozean und die Tasmanische See sehen kann. In Northland gibt es ein paar vorzuegliche Straende ...

The End of the World, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The End of the World

A travel blog entry by jordanancel

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Today, Zara and I got up early and headed to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point in New Zealand, which is like the end of the world.  Meaning, I'm at the eastern-most longitude at the most north one can possibly stand. On the way to the cape, we ...

Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by jonandfay

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... petrol station told us to go there because it is beautiful - he wasn't wrong!  Then we went to Cape Reinga.  This is nearly the top of New Zealand apart from North Cape, and it's where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.  In bad weather ...

The Northen tip of New Zealand, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The Northen tip of New Zealand

A travel blog entry by squiresmm

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... . They turn briefly at the Three Kings Islands for one last look back towards the land, and then continue on their journey. Cape Reinga is considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. We take an ...

cape reinga, Cape reinga, New Zealand travel blog

cape reinga

A travel blog entry by intothewild02

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The top end of NZ, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

The top end of NZ

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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... yet. Twisty and windy at first, then a good long, fast stretch, until the final 21kms of graded/gravel road to the lighthouse at Cape Reinga. Bright sunshine and a cool sea breeze at the Cape, though we did have a few showers and cloud onm the way up. ...

From One End to the Other, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

From One End to the Other

A travel blog entry by sarahandaaron

... use, but was too long: Quicksand, Sand Dunes, and Sand in Places You Don't Want to Know About! Well, we've done New Zealand's southern most tramp and northern most tramp, and we're done tramping! :( We hopped Harrison's Cape Runner out of Kaitaia ...

Paihia and the North, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Paihia and the North

A travel blog entry by rowan-blackmore

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... boy in our group did - luckily he was ok, but it was his own fault he didn't stop in time!). We then drove to Cape Reinga to see the clashing of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, and the lighthouse that is there. It was a beautiful place, ...

90 miles beach, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

90 miles beach

A travel blog entry by arjanvanderbijl

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Cape Reinga is het Noordelijkste puntje van Nieuw Zeeland en je komt er door over de " 90 miles beach" te ...

Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by emilybs

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North Island -Day 2, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

North Island -Day 2

A travel blog entry by timandmary

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... bit cold for swimming but we did see a few kayakers. Shortly after we were back on the road and drove to Cape Reinga, the northern tip of New Zealand and where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean. Along the way we saw the White Silica Sands, which ...

90 mile beach and Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

90 mile beach and Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by skylarker

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... a lot of wind at the top of the dunes and sand blowing everywhere.  Like one of those desert sandstorms. Next we went to Cape Reinga which is one of the northern most points of the north island.  It’s a sacred Maori site so there’s ...

Venturing far north, Cape Reinga and Kaori Forest, New Zealand travel blog

Venturing far north

A travel blog entry by spanner

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... the van apart on our second day in it! Luckily, no harm done. From there we went on up to the most northerly point in NZ, Cape Reinga, which sits at the top of Ninety Mile Beach (which is actually 90 kms, but I guess it doesn't have quite the same ring ...

Far North up to Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Far North up to Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by becca-weit-weg

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... grosser Bedeutung fuer die Maoris. Spirits Bay ist die Bucht in der sich die Seelen der verstorbenen sammeln um gemeinsam zum Cape Reinga zu wandern wo sie an den Wurzeln des alten Kauri Baumes entlang hinunter ins Meer rutschen um zurueck nach Hawaiki ...

Behave yourself Collins!, Cape Reinga, New Zealand travel blog

Behave yourself Collins!

A travel blog entry by jundan

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Today we had booked a bus tour around the far north and Cape Reinga as it works out cheaper than the petrol you'd need to get around and you can drive along the 90 mile beach (not allowed in Elsie).  Really glad we did this as the 'Harrisons' bus ...

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