Of Cape Rienga seen from Spirits Bay.
Spirits Bay can be accessed from the
junction at Waitiki landing on the road towards Cape Rienga. The road
leads off to the right and winds for upto some 12 kilometres until you
descend into the bay. From Spirits Bay
you can see Cape Reinga, so named after one of those that sailed with
At Cape Reinga you can see the pacific Ocean and the Tasman sea merging
as the tides role into the shore. The waves run diagonally across each
other as they merge.The
bay itself is a camp site and the summer break see's a throng of campers
at the site. In the winter the site is desolate and a lonely place for
any campers. In winter the weather is warm, even when it is raining
as the winds blow form the north from the tropic of Capricorn and the
If you intend staying at Spirits Bay take sufficient supplies as there
are no means to buy any.
If you have the time it is well worth the trip and the experience.