Te Paki Sand Dunes, Pukenui

4.8
#8 of 19 in Nature in Northland Region
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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  • 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 do...  more »
  • It is a special place to go, this believer in the middle of a sandy desert with dunes of an impressive size. Few people off season, the only downside was that there was a lot of wind, and that's full of sand in the eye but it's just a tiny detail in the face of the beauty of the landscape. Do
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  • 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  more »

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