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Cape Reinga & Ninety Mile Beach Dune Rider Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 175143
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Heed adventure’s call and set off in a purpose-built Dune Rider vehicle bound for Cape Reinga. Journey over the rugged and sandy coastline of Ninety Mile Beach, learn about famous Kauri trees, and board down Te Paki sand dunes.
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Duration: 11 hours
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Selected Paihia hotels.

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  • Dip a toe in refreshing ocean waters on the drive along Ninety Mile Beach
  • See a 45,000-year-old Kauri-carved staircase at Kauri Unearthed
  • Enjoy a thrilling downhill ride on a body board at Te Paki sand dunes
  • See the meeting of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga
  • Refuel with a delicious, freshly-prepared packed lunch
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Set off for a full-day adventure to New Zealand's Far North from Paihia. Ride in a unique purpose-built Dune Rider vehicle and immerse yourself in the culture and history of Northland. Soak in spectacular scenery in a vehicle designed to go off-road in comfort with air-conditioning, reclining seats, plenty of leg room, sloping floors, and large panorama windows.

After hotel pick-up in Paihia, journey through the Far North, enjoying personal and entertaining stories from your experienced driver-guide. Visit Kauri Unearthed to see a 45,000-year-old Kauri-carved staircase and learn about the strange phenomenon surrounding swamp Kauri. Drive along Ninety Mile Beach, admiring this striking stretch of unpopulated shoreline as you take in the rugged beauty of the Far North’s coast. 

Enjoy a freshly-made packed lunch. Climb the sand dunes at Te Paki and hop onto a body board for a thrilling downhill ride on the quicksand stream. See the Tasman Sea merge with the Pacific Ocean at the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, at the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Your adventure ends with the return drive to your starting point in Paihia.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (with selected option only)
  • Transport in purpose-built off-road dune rider coach
  • Experienced local guide
  • Packed lunch
  • Use of bodyboard for sandboarding
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Tides will determine the order of activity stops
• If joining the tour from Russell, take the 7:00 AM ferry to Paihia (at own cost)
• It is possible to join the tour in Kerikeri, please coordinate this with the local operator after booking

From US$ 103.47 per person

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Product ID: 175143