Is it worth driving to Cape Reinga?
Most definitely still worth going by car – yes you miss out on actually driving on 90 mile beach, but the rest of the trip is spectacular, so definitely do it…its worth having a couple of days up your sleeve if possible so that you can choose the day with best weather.
What is there to do from Auckland to Cape Reinga?
Auckland to Cape Reinga three-day guided tour
- Visit Cape Reinga.
- Drive along 90-mile beach.
- Scenic drive through Puketi Kauri Forest.
- Entrance to Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
- Cruise to the famous Hole in the Rock.
- Tour historic Russell.
- Free time to explore the Bay of Islands.
Where is the stop from Auckland to Cape Reinga?
Roadtrip: Auckland to Cape Reinga (Return)
- Leigh Coast/Matakana.
- Tutukaka Coast.
- Bay of Islands.
- Mangonui and Karikari peninsula.
- Cape Reinga / Spirits Bay.
- Kaitaia / Ahipara / 90 Mile Beach.
- Tane Mahuta / Waipoua Forest.
Is there a road to Cape Reinga?
How to get to Cape Reinga. Cape Reinga is located at the top of State Highway 1 and is an easy but long drive through Northland. the entire road is now sealed and there is parking and a short walk down to the lighthouse.
What is the tip of New Zealand called?
Cape Reinga is the northernmost point of New Zealand’s North Island, and a spiritually important place to local Maori people, who call it Te Rerenga Wairua.
Why is Cape Reinga important?
For Māori, Cape Reinga is the most spiritually significant place in New Zealand. An ancient pohutukawa tree and a lonely lighthouse mark this special place. It is here that after death, all Māori spirits travel up the coast and over the wind-swept vista to the pohutukawa tree on the headland of Te Rerenga Wairua.
Can you drive to North Cape NZ?
It takes just under three hours to drive from Paihia to Cape Reinga. Along the way you’ll pass through remote Far North towns and settlements. Once you reach the Aupouri Peninsula there are two route options: along State Highway 1, or you can also drive along Ninety Mile Beach, which is also a registered highway.
Why is New Zealand population so low?
New Zealand is much larger in land area than countries like Netherlands, Belgium, Taiwan, Israel and many others, yet it has much smaller population than them. The climate is very hospitable in New Zealand too.
What is the most inland town in New Zealand?
Garston, New Zealand
Garston is a small settlement in northern Southland, in the South Island of New Zealand, located close to the region’s boundary with Otago. It is the most inland settlement in New Zealand.
Where do Maori go after death?
Māori history and legend It is here that after death, all Māori spirits travel up the coast and over the wind-swept vista to the pohutukawa tree on the headland of Te Rerenga Wairua. They descend into the underworld (reinga) by sliding down a root into the sea below.
Can you stay at Cape Reinga?
Relaxing Cape Reinga accommodation at Pukenui Lodge Motel With a choice of studio units, 1-bedroom units or our Historic House, we provide the perfect base for you to enjoy your Far North adventure.