Cape Reinga Day Tour via 90 Mile beach ...
... Enjoy a jam packed day as you journey to the top of New Zealand - get at one with nature, do the dunes, hear the legends and much more!
Your day begins with a short walk through the 15,000ha Puketi Kauri Forest. Take a deep breath of our fresh NZ air while you hug a 2,000 year old tree and rediscover nature as its meant to be. Stop at the seaside community of Taipa Beach for a bite to eat before climbing north to the very tip of NZ - Cape Reinga.
The headland of Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua) rises steeply to 290m above sea level. According to Maori legend this is the departing place of spirits on their journey to the homeland, Hawaiki.
Legend tells of a spirit trail along 90 Mile Beach, starting at the southern end of the beach, the departing spirit waits for an outgoing tide before journeying back to Hawaiki.
During lunch, check out the surf at Taputaputa Bay. Play some beach rugby, cricket and frisbee or just chill out and take in the beautiful scenery. Learn some quick sand surfing techniques before grabbing a board to surf down the massive sand dunes at the Te Paki Stream. Take the awesomenz challenge and get amongst it!
Speed along 90 Mile Beach - a registered highway on the beach. Smell the salt air and get some toe-digging tips from the local driver as you hunt for pipis (fresh shell fish).
End the day overlooking the water at Mangonui eating our world famous 'fush n chups' before heading back to the Bay.
The Best Bits
- Sand boarding at Te Paki Stream
- Cape Reinga - steep in Maori legend and Mythology
- Pick pipi's on 90 Mile Beach (conditions permitting)
- Try beach rugby, cricket and frisbee at Taputaputa Beach
- Puketi Kauri Forest & Ancient Kauri Kingdom
- Taste 'fush 'n chups' at Mangonui (own cost)
Swimming with dolphins ...
... Can be a life changing experience. Take this incredible opportunity to swim with dolphins in their natural environment.
This intimate half day cruise seeks out the many playful dolphins within the sheltered waters of the Bay.
Join the crew in searching for those tell tale splashes as Tutunui (our wee boat) gets in really close; jump into the warmest waters in New Zealand and snorkel with these majestic and inquisitive creatures, an experience you will never forget! Our purpose built dolphin vessel gets you closer, with a low viewing deck, water jet engines, underwater microphone and experienced crew with an intimate knowledge of dolphin behaviour. And with a maximum number of 35 passengers onboard it means that this is a very upclose and personal experience.
The Best Bits
- Dolphin swimming and viewing guarantees*
- Informative and educational commentary
- Department of Conservation dolphin & whale viewing and dolphin swim licence
- Swimming with dolphins in their natural environment (conditions permitting)
- View a wide range of marine & bird life
NB: All customers that swim with dolphins must be comfortable swimming in open water. If you are unsure, please consult with our team during booking.