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Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach


Experience a fun packed adventure in the Far North and escape the crowds in this historic, culturally rich and scenic region of New Zealand.


  • Travel in a luxury, air conditioned purpose built bus
  • Explore the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, a New Zealand icon set at the very top of the North Island.
  • Hit the sand highway of the famous 90 Mile Beach in the unique dune rider coach
  • Hop off at Giant Te Paki Sand Dunes and take a hike up or, spend time boogie boarding down!
  • Journey onto the Ka-Uri Unearthed with its licensed café

Escape the crowds and enjoy the delights of the Far North - A subtropical paradise with warm hospitality, rich culture and heritage that is steeped in Maori history.

After our drive north, we explore the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, a New Zealand icon set at the very top of the North Island. Enjoy watching the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean crash into each other. According to Maori mythology, the Cape is the departure point for the spirits of the dead who leap off the headland to begin their journey to their final resting place. Visiting Cape Reinga is an eerie and enchanting and fully memorable experience.

Following on from your spiritual experience at the Cape, you'll hit the sand highway of the famous 90 Mile Beach in the unique dune rider coach. With its beautiful white sand beaches and Aupouri Forest as a stunning backdrop you'll simply fall in love with this subtropical part of New Zealand. Hop off the bus, clamber up the massive sand dunes and boogie board down in an awesome experience that's not to be missed!

After an action packed experience at the sand dunes you will journey onto Ka-Uri Unearthed with its licensed café, huge kauri showroom and world famous Ancient Kauri log staircase.



Adult $160.00
Child $110.00


  • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Pick Up: Dune Rider picks up from Paihia Maritime Building, the Scenic Hotel Paihia, and Copthorne Hotel Waitangi. Please advise us of where you will be staying in the Bay of Islands at check out so that the coach can pick you up from the nearest pick-up location to your accommodation.
  • Child price applies to ages 5 - 15 years. Infants free of charge.

    When booking special bookme hot deals, the operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavours, may have to reschedule the time slightly and or refund if load requirements dictate.

    Discount bookings are Non Transferable and Non refundable.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Peiwen Lee from New Zealand wrote on 12 October 2020


Detailed explanation and demonstration for sand boarding. BBQ lunch is good. If there is only

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heatherm8 from United States wrote on 20 March 2020

Really fun day trip

I had a great time - beautiful scenery, nice guide, really fun riding on the 90-mile beach and though I didn't go sandboarding, you certainly can! then the lovely walk to the lighthouse and a great lunch....watch out for the seagulls though! I left my plate on a table for 30 seconds to get some juice, and they had stolen some of my food right off my plate! Lovely way to spend a day up north.

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Kirstan Alderton from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2020

Excellent tour. Amazing guide!

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour from Paihia to Cape Reinga. Buzz was an excellent driver/guide and very informative. Thanks Buzz!

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Karen Huaki-Feaver from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2020

Highly recommended

Fantastic trip, Paulie is an amazing driver, informative and lots of fun. Beautiful scenery on a picture perfect day. The bay we stopped at for a very delicious lunch was a hidden gem. Take this trip for the whole beach experience as this is the only carrier that can take you from the sand dunes all the way down 90 mile beach. Highl6 recommended

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ellenx from China wrote on 23 January 2020

Worth going

Such a great journey in the whole day. Nice weather, amazing views and interesting sand duner experience for the first time. Would highly recommend to my friends and families.

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