New Zealand

Fullers Great Sights - Coach

Location:Northland

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Tour

A journey to Cape Reinga, at the very top of New Zealand and where according to Maori legend, the place where spirits depart on their journey to the homeland - Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse,  and see the point where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea come crashing together.

Ninety Mile Beach is another highlight of the tour - where the drive is along the sand as waves tumble beside the coach. Their will be the opportunity to help the driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting), and then clamber up the sand dunes and boogie board down the enormous dunes.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full Day Tour
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Ninety Mile Beach
  • Sand surfing
  • Fish & Chip lunch
  • Multi-lingual commentary

Russell Mini Tour

Step back in time with a one hour tour of historic Russell.  The tour visits many of the town’s iconic locations including Flagstaff Hill, where in 1844–45 its signal flagstaff was cut down by M?ori four times in a protest against the government. The action led to war.

The tour also visits a number of the original historic buildings including one of New Zealand’s oldest church sites Christ's Church and Pompallier Mission House, where in 1839 Bishop Jean Baptiste François Pompallier established the headquarters of what was known as the Catholic mission to Western Oceania at Koror?reka.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • One Hour Tour

Giants and Glowworms

The Waipoua forest is home to some of the most significant kauri trees still standing. Te Matua Ngahere (The Father of the Forest) is estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, with a girth of 16 metres, while The Four Sisters are a graceful collection of kauri that have grown close together in sibling harmony.

Finally, meet a national icon, the truly impressive T?ne Mahuta (the Lord of the Forest). The largest known kauri tree in the world aged up to 2,500 years old, with a mighty girth of over 13 metres and stands an impressive 51 metres (167 feet) high. Stand beneath this ancient giant and hear the legend of how it separated earth and sky at the beginning of the world.

After your forest encounter, spend some time in the Hokianga town of Opononi before turning back towards Paihia along the old stagecoach route. This trail was first marked out by early M?ori and then frequented by traders and merchants who transported supplies, kauri, gum and timber between the coasts.

On the way back, stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves and discover one of Northland's best-kept secrets. These family-run caves are delightful with twinkling glowworms, amazing limestone rock formations including stalactites and stalagmites, all surrounded in lush green native forest.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full Day Tour

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