Te Paki dunes sandboarding

Go sandboarding at Te Paki Dunes

No visit to the top of New Zealand's North Island would be complete without sandboarding at the giant Te Paki sand dunes near Cape Reinga.

Cape Brett Point

Walk the Cape Brett Track

Off the beaten track, this 2 day hike to a lighthouse at the end of an isolated peninsula is challenging but worth it for the spectacular views.

Matapouri Mermaid Pool

Swim in the Matapouri Mermaid Pool

A bit of a detour to get to, but this emerald green natural tidal rock pool near Matapouri Bay is the perfect place for a refreshing swim at low tide.

Waipu cave entrance

Explore Waipu Cave

It's wet, it's muddy and there are no guided tours, but if you're up for adventure and keen to see a glow worm galaxy, Waipu Cave is just the place for you.