Set off from Paihia in the Bay of Islands and travel through spectacular scenery as your driver shares fascinating stories about Northland's history. This exhilarating tour will see you speeding down massive sand dunes, and driving along the iconic 90 Mile Beach (conditions permitting).

According to Māori legend, the headland at Cape Reinga is where spirits leave New Zealand and return to the land of their ancestors, Hawaiki. Walk down to the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse and see the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean crashing together below you. Soak up the amazing atmosphere and strikingly beautiful vistas, and don't forget to snap a selfie with the famous signpost!

Our Cape Reinga day tours depart daily on modern, comfortable buses and include entertaining commentary from experienced local guides.

Please note: between 1st of June and 31st of August 2024, this tour is not available on Tuesday and Thursday as we will be operating our winter timetable.

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Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I eat and drink on board the bus?

Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

How do I book a tour with my pass?

Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour. Please note not all InterCity day tours are available to book on your pass.

What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.

In which order do we do the activities?

We don’t have a set order for the day as it varies depending on the tides. Your driver will let you know on the day what time you’ll do each activity.

Is lunch included in this tour?

Yes, lunch is included in this tour. We’ll also stop for a short morning tea break (at your own expense).

Will someone carry me to the top of the sand dunes?

Part of the thrill of speeding down the dunes is getting yourself up there. Start your hill climb training now!

What should I bring?

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a jacket, sunglasses, a sunhat, a change of clothes for sand surfing, and your camera. Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!