Cape Reinga and Spirits Leap
The afterlife is a spiritual concept shared by many cultures. Visit the site of departure for Māori spirits.
Cape Reinga represents the top of the North Island. From Kaitaia it is 1 hour north on State Highway 1.
Learn about Maori history and legend of Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga), European contact, and the iconic Cape Reinga lighthouse.
In March 2009, DOC completed a $6 million upgrade of the visitor facilities at Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga).
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The famous landmark Te Rerenga Wairua sits at the tip of the Te Paki Recreational Reserves. A highly significant area to Maori, it marks the point from which Maori wairua (spirit) return to their traditional homeland.
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