08/06/2017 - Weekend Six: Cape Reinga

by Tia Deharpport November. 30, 2017 234 views
This weekend we went all the way north to the very top of New Zealand! It is a 6 hour long drive though, so we didn't make it up there until Saturday afternoon. On Friday night we stayed in an airbnb in a very rural area. It ended up being the hippy hut, pictured above. It was a fun place to stay.

This weekend we went all the way north to the very top of New Zealand! It is a 6 hour long drive though, so we didn't make it up there until Saturday afternoon. On Friday night we stayed in an airbnb in a very rural area. It ended up being the hippy hut, pictured above. It was a fun place to stay.

We found out in the morning that it is at ex-hippie commune. We figured that made sense given the decorations in and outside of the building. The family living on the property grew their own crops and had a compostable toilet. We headed up north to Cape Reinga on Saturday morning.

We found out in the morning that it is at ex-hippie commune. We figured that made sense given the decorations in and outside of the building. The family living on the property grew their own crops and had a compostable toilet. We headed up north to Cape Reinga on Saturday morning.

On our way up to Cape Reinga, we stopped at 90-mile beach. It is a really long beach filled with sand dunes, pictured above.

On our way up to Cape Reinga, we stopped at 90-mile beach. It is a really long beach filled with sand dunes, pictured above.

Shown above is one of the very tall sand dunes that we walked up, and then rode down on a boogie board. We had lots of fun!

Shown above is one of the very tall sand dunes that we walked up, and then rode down on a boogie board. We had lots of fun!

Above is Cape Reinga! It is the very top of the north island of New Zealand. It isn't very defined, but you can see the splitting of the seas. On the left side of the picture is the Tasman Sea which is a lighter blue, and on the right is the South Pacific Ocean which is a darker blue.

Above is Cape Reinga! It is the very top of the north island of New Zealand. It isn't very defined, but you can see the splitting of the seas. On the left side of the picture is the Tasman Sea which is a lighter blue, and on the right is the South Pacific Ocean which is a darker blue.

On Sunday when we were on our way back down to Auckland we took a break from the car ride and went on a short hike. We went and saw this Kaori tree, which is the lasrgest Kaori tree in the world! It's estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years old.

On Sunday when we were on our way back down to Auckland we took a break from the car ride and went on a short hike. We went and saw this Kaori tree, which is the lasrgest Kaori tree in the world! It's estimated to be between 1,250 and 2,500 years old.

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