Tour Details

Sand Safaris Cape Reinga tour details.

The trip departs from Ahipara, then heads into Kaitaia with the last pick up being The Kauri Kingdom.
The tour includes a bus trip up the full length of Ninety Mile Beach, stopping to see the rugged views of the West Coast.
You will get to go Sand Boarding at the Giant Sand Dunes of TePaki,drive up the infamous quicksand stream, and head up to Cape Reinga where you will walk to The Lighthouse and take in the panoramic views of where the Tasman meets the Pacific.

Lunch, (which is provided),is at the picturesque Tapotupotu Bay where, if time allows, you will be able to take a quick dip.
The way home takes in the East Coast and Rarawa Beach, the white silica sand beach.
You will end the day at the Kauri Kingdom and then back to your Kaitaia accomodation at approx 5pm.
This is a great all day tour for all ages.
We do however reserve the right to alter the tour due to tide or weather conditions.

Pick up time: AHIPARA


Pick up time: KAITAIA

DAILY 8.50 AM-9.00 AM

Pick up time: AWANUI

DAILY 8.50 AM-9.00 AM


BETWEEN 3.30 PM-4.30 PM

FREE - Safe off-street parking
FREE - Local Hotel/Motel pick-up
FREE - Infants under 4 years not occupying a seat. Parents provide their infants lunches.


ADULT $50 from Kaitaia or $55.00 from Ahipara
CHILD $30.00 (Under 15 years)

Lunch provided: Summer venue, Tapotupotu Bay, barbecue on the beach lunch
*Weather dependant

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or Freephone (0800) 86 90 90 for further details and reservations.
Reservations may also be made at Information Offices and Travel Agents or at your accommodation.
The operators reserve the right to substitute vehicles, tour route or departure time as necessary.

Travelling times

Travelling times from nearby major departure points:

AUCKLAND:                            4 hours 30 minutes
WHANGAREI:                          2 hours
PAIHIA:(Bay of Islands):            1 hour 35 minutes
KERIKERI:                               1 hour 20 minutes
MANGONUI(Doubtless Bay):       30 minutes
AHIPARA:                               15 minutes
KAIKOHE:                               1 hour 15 minutes
OPONONI/OMAPERE:               1 hour 45 minutes (via car ferry) first ferry leaves at 7.30am
RUSSELL:                                Catch first car ferry at 6.50am travel time 1 hour 35 minutes
                                             from Paihia


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