Te Paki Sand Dunes, Pukenui

(4.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Very impressive dunes with great views! If you have a 4WD you can have a small drive along the stream that runs at the bottom of them. It's quite a walk to the top but really worth it. You can also re...  more »
  • This is even really cool and a great experience for the whole family. You should necessarily stop here. If you want to surf also not even the dunes down, yet alone watching fun already.
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  • We saw the sign for this activity on our way up to Cape Reinga so we decided to take a look on our way back. When we came in the size of the sand dunes and the white color towards the blue sky just am...  more »