Te Paki Sand Dunes, Pukenui

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
Swoosh down from the soft, slippery heights of Te Paki Sand Dunes, a popular sand boarding spot where deep blue sky meets mounds of pristine sand. The dunes are quite high and steep, so prepare to get the adrenaline pumping as you soar down and clamber back up again. You can bring your own boogie boards with hard, plastic bottoms, or opt to rent sand boards at one of the nearby kiosks. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a scarf to avoid getting sand in your face; you should also bring along water and snacks, as there aren't any places to buy food. The sand gets very hot, so you might also bring socks to wear while sliding. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Te Paki Sand Dunes and many more Pukenui attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pukenui itinerary builder.
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  • 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 availabl...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • The sand dunes are so big! It was amazing just to be there. You can hire a board to take up and ride down the dunes. It was pretty tough walking all the way up. I consider myself pretty fit, but I had...  more »