A Seat At Cape Reinga

lezvee

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Cape Reinga on the North Island, New Zealand.

Camera used: Nikon Coolpix E3200

Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua (Māori) is the northwestern-most tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island of New Zealand. Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua is more than 100 km north of the nearest small town of Kaitaia. State Highway 1 extends all the way to the cape, but until 2010 was unsealed gravel road for the last 19 km. Suitable vehicles can also travel much of the way via Ninety Mile Beach and Kauaeparaoa Stream (Te Paki Stream) stream bed.

The ‘Te Rerenga Wairua’ component of the name in Māori language means the leaping-off place of spirits. The ‘Reinga’ part of the name is the Māori language word meaning the underworld. Both refer to the Māori belief that the cape is the point where the spirits of the dead enter the underworld.

Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua is on the tentative list of UNESCO waiting to receive World Heritage Site status. The cape is already a favourite tourist attraction, with over 120,000 visitors a year and around 1,300 cars arriving per day during peak season. Visitor numbers are growing by about five percent a year, and the increase is likely to become even more now that the road to the cape is fully sealed (Wikipedia)

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