We are located at 245 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara, directly opposite the beach.
Ahipara is on 90-Mile Beach just 15km from the local service town - Kaitaia. When you arrive in Ahipara, take the first left into Foreshore Road. After 2km you will see us on the left.
Paihia to Ahipara takes around 2 hrs.
You need about 5 hrs from Auckland to Ahipara travelling on Highway one.
If you choose to travel from Auckland via Highway 10 and Paihia, allow another 30 minutes for the drive.
Coming up the westcoast on Highway 12 past the large Kauri trees you need to add a few hours. Its a windy and scenic road. You will be travelling slower with many stops so make sure to leave Auckland in the morning to arrive before 7.00pm when our office closes.
There is a car ferry from Rawene to Kohukohu which we recommend you take. It is a beautiful way to go and will save you about 50km. The ferry leaves every hour on the half hour. Check their webpage for costs and timetable.
Monday to Friday take the public bus from Kaitaia to Ahipara.
Northliner/Intercity leaves daily from Auckland -Paihia - Kaitaia. Check their webpage for times and tickets.
The bus will drop you off at the Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia. Ask there where to get the local bus to Ahipara. You will have some extra time so grab a coffee and use the free Wifi. Its also a good time to go grocery shopping.
Kaitaia to Ahipara
The local bus (Busabout) leaves Mo-Fri at 5.14pm from Kaitaia to Ahipara and stops right at our gate. The cost is $3.50 and you don't need to book.
Ahipara to Kaitaia
Leaves Mo-Fri at 7:22am from our gate. Meets the Intercity in Kaitaia at 8.00am.
Busabout does not operate on Public Holidays and Weekends. It is closed for 2 weeks over Christmas & New Year.