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Published: April 20th 2008
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Sand sand and more sand




Today we headed towards Cape Reinga,
the most northern point of New Zealand.

Along the way we looked in on the famous 90 mile beach.
An awesome beach!
Much too good for the queues of 4x4 vehicles that line up, to travel up and down it.

Finally made it to Cape Reinga, after travelling the last 20km on unsealed roads.
A bit of a bumpy ride, but well worth it. (Check out our photos)

(Major work is being done to improve some of that road at the moment)

Having taken our photos etc...

We decided to head back to the Tepaki Giant Sand Dunes, that we had spotted earlier.

Glad we did........

What terrific fun and it didn't cost a penny.
It was like being in the middle of the Sahara Desert...

So if you have the time and energy to tackle the dunes - Give it a go.....

We had the most amazing time






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A view taken from Cape Reinga...A view taken from Cape Reinga...
A view taken from Cape Reinga...

And 20 kms of unsealed roads to get to it!
Cape Reinga lighthouse... Cape Reinga lighthouse...
Cape Reinga lighthouse...

Not very big is it....
Now for the close up...Now for the close up...
Now for the close up...

OK! it is bigger than me!
18029 km to London =18029 km to London =
18029 km to London =

9735 nautical miles.
What do you mean "Back a bit"?What do you mean "Back a bit"?
What do you mean "Back a bit"?

Have you seen the drop over this wall!
Skim posing....Skim posing....
Skim posing....

Where the Tasmen Sea & the Pacific Ocean meet
Te Paki - Te Paki -
Te Paki -

Giant Sand Dunes
First obstacle! First obstacle!
First obstacle!

How do we cross the river?
"SKID" "SKID"
"SKID"

wait for me!!!!
There's an oasis over the horizen,There's an oasis over the horizen,
There's an oasis over the horizen,

you'll get a drink there!
Oh! Oh!
Oh!

Did you want me to bring some back with me...
Hokianga HarbourHokianga Harbour
Hokianga Harbour

Further up the coast at Arai te Uru
Hokianga HarbourHokianga Harbour
Hokianga Harbour

The headwaters of the Hokianga Harbour are framed by spectacular giant (300 metre) sand dunes
Hokianga HarbourHokianga Harbour
Hokianga Harbour

The original name, still used by local Māori is Te Kohanga o Te Tai Tokerau
Hokianga HarbourHokianga Harbour
Hokianga Harbour

Another view.


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