Northland region

Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) view from the lighthouse.

Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) view from the lighthouse

The famous landmark of Te Rerenga Wairua sits at the tip of the Te Paki Recreational Reserves, overlooking the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. A highly significant area to Maori, it marks the point from which Maori descendants travel in spirit form back to their traditional homeland of Hawaiiki- A-Nui.

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 Updated 24 October 2014: Expect disruptions 17 November until about 8 December due to upgrade of septic system and power supply


Te Rerenga Wairua represents the top of the North Island. From Kaitaia it is a 1 1/2 hr drive north on State Highway 1.

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Stop the spread of didymo
Check, Clean, Dry
all items before entering, and when moving between, waterways.


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Tips for driving on unsealed roads


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