Scenic Coach Tour to the Tip of New Zealand via Ninety Mile Beach. A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to Cape Reinga. Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition.
This journey will take you to Cape Reinga, where according to Maori legend, this is the place of departing spirits on their journey to the homeland - Hawaiki. On your way, visit the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest, with a 20 minute boardwalk past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and native bush.
Stop for morning tea (own expense) then later, enjoy a buffet lunch at Houhora Harbour ($23 per person, pre booking necessary). On arrival at Cape Reinga, stand on the windswept tip of New Zealand and watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. Ask your driver guide about planting a native tree at Cape Reinga (additional cost).
Then take the opportunity to try sandboarding down the massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream - try it if you dare! A fun experience that is available to all passengers. Your journey along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach will provide striking contrasts to the busy and populated East Coast. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide digs for shellfish (conditions permitting).
This is an action packed day with opportunities to take photos or simply site back and enjoy this unique part of New Zealand.
NB: The tide on Ninety Mile Beach will determine whether your coach travels north or south along the beach. This is at the driver's discretion.
- Puketi Kauri Forest
- Sandboarding down giant sand dunes
- Cape Reinga lighthouse
- Historic commentary and Maori legends
- Ninety Mile Beach
- Buffet Lunch (optional) at Houhora Harbour
Prices: Adult NZ $135.00 Child NZ $67.50 (under 5 yrs go FREE)
Buffet lunch NZ $23.00 per person (optional)
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Departures: daily year round
Paihia 7:00 am Kerikeri 7:50 am
Returns: Paihia 6:15 pm Kerikeri 5:45 pm (approx.)
If departing from Russell, catch the 7:00am complimentary Ferry to Paihia. Please advise this at time of booking.
Local accommodation pick ups: Complimentary pick up and drop off service from local accommodation must be pre-booked. Pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Coaches: Luxury air-conditioned, full size coaches purpose-built for passenger comfort and sandy beach conditions.
Refreshments: A morning tea stop is made for refreshments (own expense). Lunch can either be purchased at the morning tea stop or pre-book a buffet lunch $23pp.
Commentary: A full commentary is provided in English by your driver guide. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin.
What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, camera and a change of clothes for sandboarding.
- Prices stated above are in NZ dollars
- Departures and itineraries are subject to availability and weather conditions
- Children’s fares - 14 years and under.
Infants - 5 years and under. No charge applies when not occupying a seat
(this excludes Dolphin Adventures where a child fare applies)
- Entry fees and meals are not included except where stated
- Non-smoking on board Fullers vessels or coaches