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.
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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.
Icon sites tell a range of great stories about kiwi identity and are located in beautiful natural settings.
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