Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia

4.6
#1 of 18 in Beaches in Northland Region
Originally used as a runway for early airmail services, Ninety Mile Beach now serves as a major tourist destination, offering spectacular sunsets and arguably the finest left-hand surf breaks in New Zealand. Stretching for approximately 88 km (55 mi), this seemingly never-ending beach features a series of sand dunes where you can perfect your bodyboarding skills or dig for tuatua (native shellfish) at low tide. Each year the beach hosts a popular fishing competition, welcoming anglers eager to catch the biggest snapper. A lush pine forest grows within walking distance of the beach, providing a green backdrop to the white sands of the coastline. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kaitaia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Brilliant trip would highly recommend this wonderful trip. The beach is beautiful. The sand dunes are amazing.  more »
  • Here we are at the southern end ensconced in an old-school beachside haven. Ahipara has a population of a 1000 souls that swells during the holiday season. There’s a mix of traditional beaches, where ...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic beach,with excellent views easy access with four wheel drive. The Tuatua are easy picking for a feed 💜
  • Awesome. Lovely and incredible views. I would not recommend driving a non 4×4 as if it got stuck, you will be finding it pretty hard to remove it
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