Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway

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Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway information

Contrary to expectation, Cape Reinga isn’t actually the northernmost point of the country; that honour belongs to Surville Cliffs further to the east. A walk along Te Werahi Beach to Cape Maria van Diemen (a five-hour loop) takes you to the westernmost point. This is one of many sections of the three- to four-day, 53km Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway (from Kapowairua to Te Paki Stream) that can be tackled individually. Beautiful Tapotupotu Bay is a two-hour walk east of Cape Reinga, via Sandy Bay and the cliffs. From Tapotupotu Bay it’s an eight-hour walk to Spirits Bay , one of NZ's most beautiful beaches. Both bays are also accessible by road.