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Introduction

The famous landmark sits at the tip of the Te Paki Recreation Reserve. A highly significant area to Maori, it marks the point from which Maori wairua (spirit) return to their traditional homeland.

Highlights

See the iconic lighthouse and Motuopao Island from Cape Reinga.

Place overview

Activities

  • Camping
  • Walking and tramping

Facilities

  • Information panels
  • Toilets
  • Check, clean, dry

    Stop the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

    Remember to Check, Clean, Dry all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.

  • Kauri dieback

    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.
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      Getting there

      Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua) represents the top of the North Island. From Kaitaia it is a 1 hour 30 minutes drive north on State Highway 1.

      Contacts

      Kaitaia Office
      Phone:      +64 9 408 6014
      Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
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