New Zealand's Ninety Mile Beach by Campervan

Posted on 10 August 2009

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Ninety Mile Beach in Northland New Zealand may be designated as a road, but it is also one of only a few spots where rental firms don't want their vehicles taken. Just a short drive away from Cape Reinga, Ninety Mile Beach is not actually ninety miles long, it's 55 miles -- so closer to 90 kilometres or 88 km to be precise. Why don't they want you to drive there? Probably because too many drivers get stuck, as pictured above (photo from flickr -- here's the source)

From Wikipedia (,_New_Zealand):
"In 1932, Ninety Mile Beach was used as the runway for some of the earliest airmail services between Australia and New Zealand. It is still used as an alternative road to State Highway 1 north of Kaitaia, though mainly for tourist reasons, or when the main road is closed due to landslides or floods."

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If you really have to see Ninety Mile Beach from the comfort of a vehicle, don't get stuck. There are plenty of coach tours on offer once you're in the area.

Video: Below, a video filmed from the cab of a vehicle on Ninety Mile Beach.

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