Dune Rider - Cape Reinga
A full day tour in our unique Dune Rider vehicle. Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of the Far North while taking in the amazing scenery. The best day adventure to the Far North...
The Dune Rider:
Is purpose built to go off-road and air conditioned
Has just 36 reclining seats, offering lots of leg room and comfort
Your tour includes:
Fascinating commentary by our local drivers
A freshly prepared buffet style lunch at Waitiki Landing
Entry fee to Gumdigger's Park, a replica 1900's gumdiggers camp on the site of an ancient buried Kauri forest
Visiting the Ancient Kauri Kingdom workshop
Driving along 90 Mile Beach with a stop to wet your feet
Climbing huge sand dunes and boogie boarding down
Cape Reinga lighthouse and the meeting of the two oceans
Option for fish and chips at Mangonui Fish Shop, at own expense
Journey into the Far North on this off road adventure. Take in
all the highlights of this isolated and dramatic region of New
Watch the waves crash down on the expansive sands of 90 Mile Beach. Absorb the beauty of the landscape as your driver captivates you with stories of small communities and cultural legends.
Experience the rush of speed as you sandboard down glistening white sand dunes at Te Paki stream and struggle up the steep slopes again for just one more ride.
Discover the tranquil atmosphere at Cape Reinga a cultural and spiritual landmark where you will observe the power of two great oceans meeting at the tip of the landscape.
End on a high note, enjoy a kiwi classic at 'world famous' Mangonui fish shop with fresh fish and chips and a cold beverage to wash it down.
Need to know:
- Tides will determine the order of activity stops
- Wear a light jacket and flat soled shoes
- Bring your camera, and a change of clothes for sandboarding
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat are a must in summer months
- Check in for your trip 15 minutes prior to departure
- This trip is suitable for children
Where to find us
Corner of Marsden & Williams Roads
Bay of Islands
0800 365 744
(NZ calls only)
- From $150
- From $110*
- Trip Duration
- 10-11 hours
Departs Paihia 7.30am
Departs Russell 7.00am
(Russell passengers take ferry to Paihia at own cost)
Departs Kerikeri 7.45am
Pickups are available from your accommodation or nearby. Please select when you book. *Children up to 15 yrs. (Prices valid until 23rd October 2015).Book Here
0800 365 744
(New Zealand calls only).
We were fortunate to have good weather, so we took loads of pictures and loved the amazing scenery. The sand duning part was one of the highlights, Daniel explained it well and it wasn't as scary as it looked.
Along the way we learnt a lot about Maori culture, the history of Kauri forests and general stuff about New Zealand. Cape Reinga was stunning and there was ample time to check out the lighthouse and walk around to see the beautiful cliffs on each side.
I had a great day and I'd recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a lot of cool stuff in a single day.' Jenny D, Trip Advisor, June 2015