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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  • We had never seen anything like Te Paki Sand Dunes - not with sand surfing rentals and such great views. This place is not advertised much but it is definitely worth visiting.  more »
  • Before we came to New Zealand I didn't even know this was a thing. Our tour guide stopped at the Sand Dunes, they had their own sand boards on the bus so I had to try it. It was a real cardio workout ...  more »
  • Me and my gf went and enjoyed it so much, the views mostly, the dunes went on forever. Rented a board for NZ$15 onsite and the carpark. Climbing up the dunes is tiring but if you follow others footste...  more »