Path to lighthouse at Cape Reinga

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

The famous landmark sits at the tip of the Te Paki Recreation Reserve. A highly significant area to Māori, 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

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Information panels

Activities

  • Camping
  • Walking and tramping
  • Check, Clean, Dry

    Clean all gear when moving between waterways to prevent the spread of didymo and other freshwater pests.

    How to check, clean, dry your gear.

  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

In this section

Find things to do and places to stay Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua

About this place

Getting there

From Kaitaia it is a 1 hour 30 minutes drive north on SH1.

Contacts

Kaitaia Office
Phone:   +64 9 408 6014
Fax:   +64 9 408 6019
Email:   kaitaia@doc.govt.nz
Address:   25 Matthews Ave
Kaitaia 0441
Postal Address:   PO Box 569
Kaitaia 0441
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