Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Far North on this adventure to the top of New Zealand
The Dune Rider vehicle has been designed and purpose built to go off road offering passenger comfort, fully air conditioned with 36 comfortable reclining seats offering lots of leg room, and a sloping floor to give the best views
Let our drivers immerse you in the culture and history of this area while taking in the scenery on our way to the Far North of New Zealand.
Our journey starts with an early pickup from your accommodation in Paihia, as the tour heads north you can listening to some fascinating stories of the region by your driver, we take our first break at a coastal cafe also picking up our prepared lunch packs (included in price). from here its onto 90 mile beach with a couple of stops to wet our feet on this wild west coastline, eventually arriving at the sand dunes at Te Paki stream, grabbing a board and a quick lesson on the art of sand boarding from your driver, you climb these giant sand dunes and boogie board back down …… great experience
Having reached the top of the North Island we take in the view of where the two oceans of the Tasman and Pacific collide in a fit of fury, spitting salt air high as they battle for dominance and listening to stories ‘the place of leaping’ where Maori spirits begin their final journey, here we take time to walk down to the lighthouse.
Our return journey takes gumdiggers park an authentic kauri digging site over 100 years old with a recretaed Gumdiggers village, buildings and equipment, Next stop is at ancient Kauri Kingdom an opportunity to pick up a kauri crafted souvenir before heading to Mangonui famous for its fresh ‘Fish and Chips’ a great way to end this great adventure for the day.