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Te Paki Sand Dunes

Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui, New Zealand
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Ginormous sand dunes

Tallest and largest stretching sand dunes I have ever seen! Bit of a strain on the legs to climb up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Amazing time, possibility to rent cheaper on the road down to te paki sand dunes

The sandboarding was amazing and can't be missed. However, the sand boarding rental company at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Remco06
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“sand dunes” (48 reviews)
“cape reinga” (26 reviews)
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Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tallest and largest stretching sand dunes I have ever seen! Bit of a strain on the legs to climb up but well worth it! Super soft sand, beautiful and warm on a sunny day with a cute creek trickling at the bottom. Once in a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sandboarding was amazing and can't be missed. However, the sand boarding rental company at the base of the dunes disappointed me. We rented some boards from locals down the road. After seeing we brought our own boards, a guy from the rental company at...More

1  Thank Remco06
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Sandbaording down the sand dunes at Te Paki is a must-do when up on the north of New Zealand. We went with Sand Safaris and were able to go up stream further away from the crowds. Its tough work getting to the top of the...More

Thank Muneeb C
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The sand dunes seen here is rather spectacular. Visitors may climb up the dunes for better views. However, note that the winds are strong and there might be passing rain. Toilets are available at the site, along with a shelter and tables/benches.

Thank Wai Kit F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

All I can say was we should've come early and easily spent the whole day there. At the parking space you can hire the boards for $15. Just your license or passport as a bond. $2 to hire goggles and believe me you do need...More

1  Thank JayV88
Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of my favorite spots in the North Island. Very easy to get there from Cape Ringa, maybe like 15 or 20 minutes away by car. Bring your own boogie board or even a piece of carton or wood, I slide down with a thick...More

Thank Clonz16
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. One out of the two kids loved it. But so much fun. Take your shoes off and prepare to get sand everywhere but hugely worth it

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Did this on a quiet winters day and ended up having the whole place to myself. The truck at the Carpark loans the boards for $15 and off you go in any direction you like. It's a great time and would be excellent for school...More

Thank nzravensfan
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Its a must do if you are visiting the northland or either paihia. Its kinda the end of the 90mile beach. You can surf and slide down the dunes. Must do if visiting cape reinga. The boards are available near the place. Had a wonderful...More

Thank imgauta
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Had such a good time at the sand dunes! We hired a board from the woman at the bottom of the dunes ($15 each). Was definitely worth the money and she gave us a great tutorial on what we were supposed to do (as neither...More

1  Thank Kri S
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