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Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga

Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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Good day trip

Enjoyed the day tour. Main attraction is of course Cape Reinga, Sand Dunes and Ninety Mile Beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HiteshBaxi
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Enjoyable day trip

Beautiful day spent in the northern part of New Zealand's North Island. Amazing scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eliška D
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Explore the landscape on this full day adventure to Cape Reinga. Drive along the sand highway of 90 Mile Beach as the ocean roars alongside you. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Far North on this adventure to the top of NZ.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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+64 800 365 744

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the day tour. Main attraction is of course Cape Reinga, Sand Dunes and Ninety Mile Beach. Coach Driver & Tour Guide Paul was quite informative and well versed with the locals knowledge. BBQ Lunch at the secluded beach at Cape Reinga is quite cool...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day spent in the northern part of New Zealand's North Island. Amazing scenery, knowledgeable driver Daniel, tasty lunch in the really nice spot, windy and sacred Cape Reinga (fortunately we had arrived before other buses/cars did), good fun sandboarding and breath-taking Ninety Mile beach......More

Thank Eliška D
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The weather was quite changeable the day we went but despite some rain and high winds we had a great time! Our driver/guide "Tip" really made the trip. On the longer driving portions he shared his Maori heritage and spoke about the importance of places...More

Thank Susan S
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Susan S, Wow!! Looks like you had another great day with Explore Group! Awesome to see the beautiful photos too. Thank you for choosing Explore Group to see the North. We wish you well on your travels. Again thank you very much, Kindest Regards,...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Very long coach journey but driver/guide very good. Overall very enjoyable beautiful scenery,views and sand boarding good fun (either doing it or watching others) Driving along the beach was spectacular lunch acceptable

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Dune Rider. Our driver Tip, was great and very informative. We had plenty of stops, so despite it being a long day, we felt we had plenty of opportunities to stretch our legs. My only suggestion might be...More

Thank elizabethreeve
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Elizabeth R, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed travels on the Dune Rider. We wish you well with your travels through NZ. Kind Regards Explore Group Team.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Yes the scenery is impressive and yes the trip on the beach is interesting and yes the sand toboganning is fun but would we recommend doing it in a day from the Bay of Islands - NO! It's a very long day (11.5 hours), early...More

Thank Martin&Chris
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Martyn & Chris. We are sorry you didn't seem to enjoy your tour overall, as indicated by the sad lonely one-star rating. We clearly state how long the journey is on our website and brochures. We also have pictures of the unique and purpose...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Highlights: Driving on the sand, flocking in the ocean, sand boarding the dunes and sightseeing the Cape Reinga where the Tasman sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Knowledgeable and helpful driver. Shortcomings: Time spent at the Dunes and Cape Reinga very short. My suggestion is...More

Thank Elvira R
nzl4041, Guest Relations Manager at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking time to review your Dune Rider Experience. We are looking into making a nutritious protein GF Vegan hot option for this tour, which would complitment the sides dishes ;) Thank you again for choosing Explore Dune Rider to visit the...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Booked the tour in advance along with the Dolphin discovery and got a discount for booking 2 tours with the same company. Was picked up from my hostel early morning by Paul, very cheerful driver cum guide. We made a few more pickups around Paihia...More

Thank wingsonwheels
nzl4041, Sales Executive at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Wingsonwheels (Awesome name by the way :) ) I loved reading your review, sound like you had an epic day visiting the Far North, it really is an awesome place to see changing landscapes and I agree the walk down to the light house...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Really enjoyable day out from Paihia. Beautiful scenic trip with good commentary right up to Cape Reinga which is spectacular. amazing views east and West, see the two oceans meet with whirlpools etc. Then on to ride the dunes on a boogie board; hard work...More

Thank Patrick W
nzl4041, Sales Executive at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Kia Ora Patrick! Sounds like you had a great day up the top end of New Zealand. I completely hear you about hiking them dunes! It's a workout and well worth the view at the top and the thrilling ride down the dune! Tip for...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were in Paihia for 2 days and were spoilt for choice of what to do so decided to do the 'pointy end' of the North Island. Fabulous day out, long day but definitely worth it. Slight technical problem with the bus but Paul the...More

Thank diane_b1811027
nzl4041, Sales Executive at Explore - Dune Rider Cape Reinga, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to review your journey on the Dune Rider. Sounds like you had quite the actions packed day! Paul is a great driver and I am glad you got to have a great adventure with him. We wish...More

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Lily A
22 January 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Hi Lily, Thanks for your enquiry. Our sand boarding on the Dune Rider - Cape Reinga trip is an exciting and fun activity available during our stop at Te Paki Sand Dunes. Our friendly drivers will give you instructions and a... More
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