Cape Reinga, popularly known as New Zealand’s northern-most point and stands above the meeting place of the seas which surround NZ—The Tasman Sea and The Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse was built in 1941 and stands 165.2 metres above sea level. In Maori legend the Cape is the place where the souls of the dead descend to the seabed on their journey to the ancesral home of “Hawaiki”