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  • attractions and beautiful beaches of the far North

Ahipara Holiday Park Location

Ahipara is located in the northern half of the North Island, New Zealand. It is also known as "The Gateway to Ninety Mile Beach". It is 15km west of Kaitaia and has everything you could want on a holiday.

By car or campervan:
When you arrive in Ahipara, follow the main road, turn right onto Takahe Road and travel down past the Adventure Centre and the fire station. Ahipara Holiday Park is 1km down from the shops on the right just before the golf course.

By bus:
Intercity runs into Kaitaia daily and stops at the i-SITE. Call into the i-SITE and ask the friendly staff for a local bus timetable which will bring you to Ahipara or, alternatively, taxis are available in Kaitaia.


Address: Ahipara Holiday Park, 168 Takahe Street, Ahipara, Northland, New Zealand

+64 9 409 4864

reservation free-phone

0800 888 988

Ahipara Activities

You don’t even have to leave Ahipara to have some amazing adventures

  • Surfing at Shipwreck Bay – lessons available
  • Ahipara Horse Treks: for 1 to 5-hour treks or even overnight
  • Ahipara Adventure: hire quad bikes, blokarts (beach sailing), kayaks, surfboards
  • Tua Tua Tours: guided coastal tours on quad bikes
  • Golf course directly across the road - club hire available
  • Deep-sea fishing charters with Wildcat or MK Charters who have a boat based at Ahipara and another at Houhora for the best of both coasts
  • Beach walks, gather shellfish for dinner, fish from the beach, watch the sunset
  • Try our local wine from Okahu and Karikari Estate and the local café is a great start to the day for your morning coffee

Where the Tasman Sea & Pacific Oceans Meet

  • Image of surfing in Northland
  • Image of fishing in Northland
  • Image of Ahipara quad bikes
  • Image of Northland golf courses
  • Image of Ahipara sight-seeing
  • Image of horse riding on 90 mile beach

Relax and enjoy a memorable bus tour to the very top of the North Island. These are full-day trips usually including sand surfing, driving on 90 Mile Beach, lunch, and a few more visits along the way. Visit the Silica Sands, Ancient Kauri Kingdom and a stroll out to the lighthouse. The drivers provide lots of stories along the way including 'Legends of the Far North'...A day not to be missed. * Tour bookings available at reception

Ahipara Sand Safaris - Local Ahipara-based company pick-up from Ahipara and Kaitaia
Ph: 0800 869 090

Harrisons Cape Runner – leaving from Kaitaia

The Far North - Cape Reinga – Te Rerenga Wairua

According to Maori legend, our location is "Te Hiku O Te Ika – The Tail of the Fish". And at the tip of the tail lies "Te Rerenga Wairua – Cape Reinga".

According to Maori Legend, Cape Reinga is the place where our loved ones depart when it is their time to return to Hawaiki - where we are born and where we return. Here you will be embraced by peace... connections with your loved ones both living and departed... a place for thought... a spiritual place.

Quoted from Ahikaa
Read more about the Maori story of this area. Experience it from their perspective – ride the giant Te Paki sand dunes with them.

Drive yourself to the top and look out for these along the way

  • Image of Cape Reinga
  • Photo of road trips from Ahipara
  • The Giant Te Paki sand dunes

Ancient Kauri Kingdom (and café) at Awanui just north of Kaitaia.

Gumdiggers Park – a short drive from the main road, but worth it – this is a special place with 100,000-year-old kauri trees and the story of kauri gum and the gum diggers who made their livelihood from it.

Ahikaa Adventures - Dave and Rose and their whanau are based at the Te Paki sand dunes. Surf the giant dunes or surf the waves. Let them share the Maori story of the area. On the road north there are dozens of places to explore if you have time.

Further Road Trips from Ahipara: Drive east to beautiful Doubtless Bay, Mangonui and the Karikari Peninsula. Further south catch the Hokianga ferry to Rawene, and the magical Hokianga Harbour.