Things to Do in Ahipara

Activities & Tours

From the top

Cape Reinga Tours

Sand Safaris
This is a full-day comprehensive tour with many stops including Aupouri Forest, Ninety Mile Beach, Te Paki Stream & Sand Dunes, Cape Reinga, Tapotupotu Bay, Rarawa Beach, Te Kao, Houhora Heads and The Ancient Kauri Kingdom. We offer free pick-up from your local accommodation.

Dune Rider
A full day tour with several stops along the way to include Cape Reinga, Te Paki sand dunes, Gumdiggers Park and Ancient Kauri Kingdom just to name a few. Lunch included. Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.

The NZ way

Heritage and Culture

Te Whare Whiri Toi 
Featuring an extensive range of local Maori art, carvings, an entire selection of flax weaved baskets, purses, bags, wall hangings and so much more. A must see when in Ahipara.


New Zealand Art Trails

ArtTrails is the premier online guide to arts, culture and heritage destinations in New Zealand.
If you enjoy finding your way around art trails and creative gateways as much as we do, then this site is for you – simply click on one of the regions on the NZ map and follow the link to the Google Art Trails map

Getting adventurous

Ahipara Adventure Center

Ahipara Adventure Center
Come and enjoy what the Adventure Center has to offer. Blo-Karts (micro land yachts), mountain bikes, Kayaks and much more.
Enjoy all of these on the beautiful backdrop of Ninety Mile Beach.

Ride a horse

Ahipara Horse Treks

Enjoy a sunrise, afternoon & evening ride on Ninety Mile Beach.

Other tours arranged based on your skill level.

Ph. 027 333 8645

Stretch your legs

Northland Hiking Trails & Area Walks

Kaitaia walkway

The track begins with an easy bush walk  through broadleaf and podocarp forest along an old formed roadway. In summer, the lush forest canopy provides cooling shade. › … › Tracks & walks › Northland › Kaitaia area


Ahipara area walks & tracks

Comprehensive list of area walks including Cape Reinga tracks.

Play a round

Ahipara Golf

Ninety Mile Golf Links

Ninety Mile Links is a true sand-based links course in Ahipara with spectacular views running parallel with 90 Mile Beach beach. The 18-hole course has been rated as one of the best links courses in the country.

Full club facilities. All visitors are welcome. Hire clubs and trundlers available.


Northland Museums

Butler Point Whaling Museum
The whaling museum has been developed over the past 20 years by the present owners and displays a fully equipped restored whaleboat, tryworks, a comprehensive collection of scrimshaw and whaling artifacts.


Experience a unique opportunity to view a privately owned collection of vintage cars and machinery used in farming dating back to the early 1900’s. Accumulated and restored by an avid vintage enthusiast over the last 40 years covering over 1,100 square meters of display area.

Find the best drop

Far North Vineyards

Waitapu Estate

The Waitapu vineyard, which has the benefit of three very different “terrior” on the property, now produces a range of wines with excellent intensity of flavour and rich colour.

E P +64 409 4939

In and around the earth

Kauri Forest & Geological Parks

Gumdiggers Park

Gumdiggers Park is an authentic Kauri digging site over 100 years old.

Maori, European & Dalmation people formed this now forgotten gun digging culture and provided the basis for one of the biggest industrial booms in New Zealand’s history.


Wairere Boulders

Featuring world  unique boulder formations and rock surfaces called Fluting, set among native plants and a subtropical rainforest.

Catching fish

Ahipara Fishing Charters

Wildcat Fishing Charters
The fishing grounds off Ahipara are relatively untapped and offer some of the most exciting non-stop action in the country. Experience the thrill of big game fishing.