Te Paki Coastal Track

Te Paki Coastal Track - Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga

Te Paki Coastal Track

Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga


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The Olivers

Ranking: 10/10

The walk from Tapotupotu to the lighthouse was one of our favourite far north activities - views were amazing and worth the climbs.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Jan Christoph


Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk! We saw dolphins jumping in the water!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sylvie Smets


Ranking: 9/10

We hiked from the Tapotupotu DOC campsite to Cape Reinga in two hours admiring breathtaking views of the coast. The track is well indicated and comfortable. It is exciting when you first catch a glimpse of Cape Reinga's lighthouse!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Pauline Fontenay


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing walk, the view is amazing even on a cloudy day.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Philipp Schauerbeck

Ranking: 10/10

Although we only did a small part of the walk, it has been a fantastic experience. The two climbs were rewarded by overwhelming views of little solitary bays. There are DOC campsites along the walk.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Ben Buffler


Ranking: 10/10

A really nice track of 2 hours. A beautiful view all along the track.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Fanny DeBon


Ranking: 9/10

Excellent track, hidden bays, walking on the 'aisle' or in the bush. Loved this track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Florent Bouillon


Ranking: 10/10

Up and down, up and down, but it is great, you cross different types of country and the Cape Reinga is peaceful.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Agathe Dupuis


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing views! So beautiful! A little bit difficult especially with big sun but was worth it.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Andreas Jung


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful nature, walk goes up and down, easy five hours with return. Views over Sandy Bay, Spirits Bay and more, track goes to the lighthouse - north of the north.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Petra Kurcova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Almost like heaven.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Andre and Marina


Ranking: 8/10

Start at the DOC campsite Tapotupotu to Cape Reinga. It is a lovely coastal walk to Cape Reinga (10km return), do not forget your bathing clothes and take a rest at Sandy Bay.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

An amazing walk through the hills to Cape Reinga - we did the shorter way because we did not have enough time left. Sandy Beach Walk is also great.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Keegan Jansen

South Africa

Ranking: 9/10

An easy two hour walk, lovely sandy bay for halfway swim. Well rewarded trip to the lighthouse.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sebastian Hol


Ranking: 10/10

Understated attraction, feel the power of nature and the landscape of New Zealand. Gorgeous sunsets when most people have already left.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Daniel & Manuela


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk to the even more beautiful Cape Reinga. Signage could be better.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Margaret Wendell


Ranking: 8/10

Had a great hike on a fabulous sunny day with amazing views from tapotupotu bay to Sandy Bay part way to Cape Reinga. Sand flys at Sandy bay and a hard climb down and back up from this bay but still amazing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Andreas Kofod-Hansen


Ranking: 10/10

Very scenic, great swim.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Meg & Steve

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Extremely scenic. A tough climb but well worth it.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010