13. Getting to and from Cape Reinga
The best time to walk Te Araroa | Choosing a direction | How long it takes | Fitness and experience | Permits and fees | Accommodation | Clothing and equipment | Cost | Visas | Safety precautions | Fishing | Resupplying and food parcels | Getting to and from Cape Reinga | Getting to and from Bluff | Stewart Island Rakiura | Taking my dog, bike, horse | NavigatingThere are several options to get to the northernmost point of Te Araroa - Cape Reinga.
- Fly from Auckland to Kerikeri or Kaitaia, then tourist bus or transport service from Kerikeri, Paihia or Kaitaia to Cape Reinga
- Bus from Auckland to Kaitaia, then tourist bus or transport service to Cape Reinga. Refer to the Northland trail notes for the for options.
- Bus from Auckland to Paihia, then tourist bus or transport service to Cape Reinga
iSite tourist information offices - Kaitaia P: 09 408 0879 / Paihia P: 09 402 7345
- Intercity for bus travel
- Air New Zealand flies to Kerikeri
- Barrier Air flies to Kaitaia
- Sand Safari Cape Reinga tour from Kaitaia
- Dolphin Cruises Cape Reinga tour from Paihia/Kerikeri
- Cape Reinga Tours tour from Paihia or Kaitaia
- Tuatara Rentals transport service from Paihia, Kerikeri or Kaitaia
- Real Far North Tours (Johanna Maaka) - P: 09 409 8152 or 020 4152 8785. Tours can include a shopping stop and/or guided tour on way to Cape Reinga. From $80pp or $60pp in groups of two or more.
- Bellbird Adventure Tours: Kim Maree Thomas E: email@example.com M: +64 22 029 8540
I run a shuttle service from Auckland to Cape Reinga for thru walkers and cyclists. Approx 7hrs one-way shuttle. Two stops for restroom, and lunch stop in Houhora (45mins from the Cape).
Transport costs are as follows: (2 person minimum, includes transfer from airport & accommodation) $450pp (2 people); $375pp (3 people or more).
Email or call me for further info. N.B. I no longer provide solo runs.
10% of your fare will be donated to the Te Ararora Trust for track and route improvements