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Cape Reinga

Sunday, 22 April 2007 : Filed under: Northland E-Mail This Article

Cape Reinga
Obligatory tourist photo of the Cape Reinga sign post – Northern Tip of New Zealand

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Comment by josh — April 22, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

At the northern tip of New Zealand, the paved road stops and 30km of unsealed road leads to Cape Reinga shown above. This is end of the world, if the world in a world consisting of only New Zealand. This is also where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean join. You can see the opposing currents in the water as the waves crash against one another. There is also this sign post, which is shown in just about every New Zealand tourist publication. It has distances to various places around the world (LA, London, Tokyo, etc.)

We arrived at Cape Reinga a couple of hours before sunset, and watched the sun come down towards the water line on the horizon. Most people get herded up in tour buses that only stay a few minutes (to take above photo and then leave). We were able to take our time, and enjoy the surreal view after the crowds had been shuttled back to their hotels a few hours south.

I kept looking around in disbelief of the beauty around me. Everything looked like it was a painting, or was just too great to be real. Words cannot describe.

Comment by Peg Moore — April 30, 2007 @ 4:29 am

“I kept looking around in disbelief of the beauty around me. Everything looked like it was a painting, or was just too great to be real. Words cannot describe.” Words cannot describe how much it means to this mom that the beauty in scenes like this mean so much to you. And that you give us the gift of a window into your heart with your photos and with what words you are able to find. With love and appreciation!

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