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Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach

Experience a fun packed adventure in the Far North and escape the crowds in this historic, culturally rich and scenic region of New Zealand.

Highlights

  • Accomodation pickup in a luxury, air conditioned purpose built bus
  • Explore the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, a New Zealand icon set at the very top of the North Island.
  • Hit the sand highway of the famous 90 Mile Beach in the unique dune rider coach
  • Hop off at Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes and take a hike up or, spend time boogie boarding down!
  • Journey onto the Ka-Uri Unearthed with its licensed café

Escape the crowds and enjoy the delights of the Far North - A subtropical paradise with warm hospitality, rich culture and heritage that is steeped in Maori history.

Your epic day adventure will begin by being picked up from your accommodation in a luxury, air conditioned purpose built bus with reclining seats for maximum comfort.

After our drive north, we explore the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, a New Zealand icon set at the very top of the North Island. Enjoy watching the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean crash into each other. According to Maori mythology, the Cape is the departure point for the spirits of the dead who leap off the headland to begin their journey to their final resting place. Visiting Cape Reinga is an eerie and enchanting and fully memorable experience.

Following on from your spiritual experience at the Cape, you'll hit the sand highway of the famous 90 Mile Beach in the unique dune rider coach. With its beautiful white sand beaches and Aupouri Forest as a stunning backdrop you'll simply fall in love with this subtropical part of New Zealand. Hop off the bus, clamber up the massive sand dunes and boogie board down in an awesome experience that's not to be missed!

After an action packed experience at the sand dunes you will journey onto Ka-Uri Unearthed with its licensed café, huge kauri showroom and world famous Ancient Kauri log staircase.

Departures: From Paihia or Kerikeri. Returns to Paihia between 6pm and 6.30pm.

 

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Adult $155.00
Child $110.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child price applies to ages 5 - 15 years. Infants free of charge.

    When booking special bookme hot deals, the operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavours, may have to reschedule the time slightly and or refund if load requirements dictate.

    Discount bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable.

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Heather from United States wrote on 20 March 2020

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Really fun day trip

I had a great time - beautiful scenery, nice guide, really fun riding on the 90-mile beach and though I didn't go sandboarding, you certainly can! then the lovely walk to the lighthouse and a great lunch....watch out for the seagulls though! I left my plate on a table for 30 seconds to get some juice, and they had stolen some of my food right off my plate! Lovely way to spend a day up north.

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Deirdre nieuwland from New Zealand wrote on 20 March 2020

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Buzz the best

great day. Buzz was an informative and funny host and great driver.Loved the dune surfing too.

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Shannon from New Zealand wrote on 04 March 2020

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Awesome day trip!

Our driver was awesome, knowledgable, funny and friendly, same with the other people helping with the delicious lunch. The locations visited and the scenery on the way were spectacular and sand-dune surfing and putting your feet in the sea/ocean on both sides of the island were real highlights. Would totally do this again one day.

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Lisa from Australia wrote on 11 March 2020

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Not happy about the sand boarding arrangement

I don't understand why they choose the place for us sand boarding with water & dirt at the bottom, my clothes got wet and dirty after that. I guess it's because it was close to the bus drop off for their convenient. I would prefer the driver show us around the sand dune.

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Zev Orzy from Canada wrote on 22 February 2020

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Quality, but quick

The whole experience felt very rushed and not necessarily worth the money paid, but the area is a beautiful area. I'd say it might be more worthwhile to try and do as much of that area as you can on your own, with a normal car, and skip the driving on the 90 mile beach.

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