Ninety Mile Beach, official name Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē Ninety Mile Beach stretches from Ahipara Bay, to Scotts Point and is actually just 88 kilometers long.
Famous for its length and that you can have fun driving along the sand. In 1932 the beach was used as the runway for some of the earliest airmail services between Australia and New Zealand. It is officially a public highway and has been used as an alternative route when the main road was closed. Tour buses drive the beach or if you want to drive it, you MUST ask at the office about the tides as many drivers have met their match trying to negotiate the sands at high tide.
Tuatuas can be collected at low tide and make a delicious meal, again ask at the office for advice about collecting and cooking. The famous 90 Beach Surf Casting competition attracts 100’s of fishermen and women in March each year.