Cape Reinga, the Winterless North!!

Trip Start Mar 31, 2004
Trip End Jul 14, 2005

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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 the 6 hours bus ride to kaitia and when we arrived at Cape Reinga the following day we couldn't even see the lighthouse and there was a distinct danger of falling off the edge of the cliff and straight into the tasman! Thankfully the rain cleared for about a minute so we got the obligatory photo. The afternoon was better though and we managed to go sandboarding on the dunes which was awesome!! It was a fair old hike to the top but worth it to fly back down them on your sledge and hope you didn't get ditched in the stream at the bottom! Then we cruised back to Kaitia along 90 mile beach which was pretty cool although if the bus stopped for any length of time it would start to sink!
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