Situated at the northwestern tip of New Zealand's North Island , Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua) is one of the Far North region's most iconic landmarks with its serene beauty. It is generally considered the separation marker between the Tasman Sea to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east. At the northernmost tip of the Cape is a gnarled pohutukawa tree, believed to be over 800 years old, and according to Maori oral history, the spirits of deceased Maori leap from this tree into the ocean to return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.
Climb the spectacular northern sand dunes and let yourself loose all the way down on free of charge boogie boards. Free entrance to the historical Gumdiggers Park. Experience life as it was for the early New Zealand settlers as they prospected kauri gum at the turn of the century and more! Take a leisurely stroll on 90 Mile Beach – formerly an airstrip and more recently one of the filming locations for the British Top Gear show.