Northern Subtropical Pathway

Te Rerenga Wairua - Where oceans collide and spirits depart

Journey to New Zealand's northern-most point 'Te Rerenga Wairua' where oceans collide and spirits depart for home.

Witness the meeting of two oceans at Cape Reinga – a spiritual place for Mäori called 'Te Rerenga Wairua' where the spirits of the departed leap to begin the voyage back to their final resting place in the ancestral homeland of Hawaiki. 

Reaching the iconic lighthouse at Cape Reinga is a popular travellers goal, but what takes most by surprise is the journey itself is as exciting as the destination. Guided tours depart from Paihia (Bay of Islands) and Kaitaia in the Far North daily and travel the popular 90 Mile Beach as well as the road north bringing the fascinating gumdigging, Mäori and early European history to life. A popular way to see the remote and stunning Cape Reinga area is a ½ day guided tour departing Bay of Islands with scenic flights along the west and east coasts of New Zealand.

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Journey right to the top of NZ

Te Rerenga Wairua / Cape Reinga

→ Journey to where oceans collide and spirits depart for home
→ The iconic lighthouse at Cape Reinga is a must-do
→ Sandboard down the giant sand dunes at Te Paki
→ Take a coach trip along Ninety Mile Beach

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