Cape Reinga New Zealand

The Cape Reinga lighthouse and the gnarly old pohutukawa tree mark "land's end" at the northern most tip of New Zealand.

A significant site for kiwi's where two mighty oceans meet and spirits of the Maori dead leap off.

One of the first things that strike you as a visitor to Cape Reinga, aside from the well photographed lighthouse and AA sign posts pointing to all corners of the world, is the meeting of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. A ridge of foaming water can be seen from the west side of the path leading to the lighthouse, where the oceans clash and merge creating 10 metre waves and dramatic wisps of ocean spray.

The gnarly old Pohutukawa Tree which clings perilously to the cliffs below the lighthouse is the 'leaping off' point of maori spirits on their journey to their traditional homeland of Hawaiiki. The tree is said to be over 800 years old!

The natural landscape of the Northland region near Cape Reinga, although exposed to the full force of two oceans, is home to beautiful sandy beaches as well as lush green pastures. So getting to Cape Reinga is only part of the journey - slide down a sand dune at Te Paki on a boggie board, check out long stretches of sandy beaches, or take a hike over to Spirits Bay where horses graze in lush pastures.



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A multi destination sign post is situated at the top of the North Island next to the Cape Reinga Lighthouse in Northland, North Island, New Zealand.
Multi-destination Sign Post in front of the Cape Reinga Lighthouse on Cape Reinga, Northland, North...
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Vibrant colours of pink, purple and blue rule the sky during sunset over Cape Reinga in Northland on the North Island of New Zealand.
Sunset at Cape Reinga and Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Northland, North Island, New Zealand.
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A vivid sunset dawns on the landscape surrounding Cape Reinga in Northland on the North Island of New Zealand.
Sunset over Te Werahi Beach, Motuopao Island, and Cape Maria from Cape Reinga, Northland, North...
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Said to be the jumping off point for maori spirits into the next life, Cape Reinga is a place of spirituality and legend situated in Northland of New Zealand.
Situated on the cliffs below the the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, an old Pohutukawa Tree battles the...
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A ray of sunshine lights Te Werahi Beach during sunset at Cape Reinga, New Zealand.
A dramatic end to the day with slithers of sun shine lighting Te Werahi Beach at Cape Reinga,...
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One of the many Lighthouses found around the coasts of New Zealand, Cape Reinga is at the northern tip of the North Island.
The northern most lighthouses in New Zealand was...
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The lighthouse stands atop Cape Reinga in Northland on the North Island of New Zealand.
No trip to the North Island of New Zealand is complete without visiting Cape Reinga which is...
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The sunset creates stunning colors in the sky at the Cape Reinga Lighthouse on the North Island of New Zealand.
Sitting atop the hill at sunset near the Cape Reinga Lighthouse on the North Island of New Zealand,...
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Young people enjoying hot rides on the sand dunes of Te Paki in Northland, New Zealand near Cape Reinga.
A photo of people having fun and hot rides. I came across a crowd of young people enjoying some hot...
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Farm Scenery Pictures typical of New Zealand in Spirits Bay near Cape Reinga.
One in a selection of Farm Scenery Pictures taken on New Zealand's North Island. These beautiful...
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A popular tourist attraction is the Cape Reinga lighthouse situated on the northern tip of the New Zealand overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea.
One of the many Light Houses found in New Zealand. Cape Reinga Lighthouse marks the Northern Tip of...
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Signs at Cape Reinga providing Driving Directions for travellers.
A photo of a sign post showing driving directions and distances. Road signs like these ones found...
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The northern most point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga in Northland.
Where the land ends abruptly and the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea begin. This is where the journey...
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The waves of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean lap at the coastal shores of Te Werahi Beach.
The sand dunes at Te Werahi Beach provide a dramatic backdrop to the vivid blue ocean lapping at...
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