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Feb 22, 2009 - 90 Mile Beach

The northernmost 100 kilometers of New Zealand are a tiny spit of land, buffeted on one side by the Pacific and on the other by the Tasman Sea. The Pacific side has face powder fine white sand comprised of silica and the Tasman side has golden sand that packs so hard you can drive on it. Although this area is known as 90 Mile Beach, the beach is more like sixty miles long, still an awesome stretch of empty sand. There are five entry points to drive on the beach and we are camped next to one of them, but rental vehicles are strictly...

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Oct 28, 2008 - Cape Reinga and the 90 mile Beach...

On route to Cape Reinga and the 90 mile beach, we had to cross the water on a car ferry (very exciting) we drove for a few hours and finally reached the TOP10 camping site at the southern tip of the 90 mile beach. As it is recommended that campers go no further north, we booked a bus trip to take us up to the Cape along the gravel tracks. We were informed that the trip would include an inland route for the outward journey and would return along the 90 mile beach...it is used as a highway! Other news from us is that I managed to convince...

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Sep 5, 2008 - Spirits Bay to Matai Bay North Island 12 to 13 August 2008

Jeff It is another beautiful day in Paradise. Well, it was very windy and rainy through the night, and there might be a few showers today, but what the heck! Here we are in the remote north of the country in winter with the best temperatures in NZ, and it is more of a fleece day than a raincoat day. Our choices are to do the whole day walk along the coast to Cape Reinga or be lazy and make the most of the beach walks and be fit enough to enjoy happy hour at the end of the day. Soon we were enjoying our first beach walk and reflecting on the...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Cape Reinga

Vandaag gedaan wat ik de vorige keer niet heb gedaan: een bezoek aan Cape Reinga. Het is een klere eind rijden, maar wel de moeite waard. We hebben een zonsondergang gezien die z'n weerga niet kent. Op de foto's ziet het er net niet zo mooi uit als in het echt, maar ze zijn wel mooi. Verder is er op Cape Reinga niets te beleven; zeker nu niet, want het is 'off-season' en daarom zijn ze er hard aan het werken aan nieuwe faciliteiten. Terugreis naar onze geplande camping was spannend: pikke donker over een half verharde weg (eerste 15 km) en...

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