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All reviews sand dunes great fun cape reinga te paki car park slide down hard work unique experience a lot of fun coming down surf boards gravel road beautiful nature en route worth the effort during summer boogy board
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You watch small specks on these dunes and realise they are people. The Te Paki dunes are grand in scale for walking up and sliding down, amazing.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ICTBRO
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

You'll be heading up to Cape Reinga anyway so stop and slide down these dunes. Māori wardens do an amazing job helping you park and you can hire boards to slide on. A very kiwi experience.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank AnnaNZPorirua
Reviewed April 22, 2019

If you are going up as far as Cape Reinga then you need to stop at the Te Paki sand dunes. Even if you don't choose to sand surf the dunes are spectacular. There are hills of varying heights and angles for every surfer. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Nixsta1
Reviewed April 16, 2019

We stopped here to go sandboarding, the dunes are steep enough and tall enough to facilitate. if you don't have a boogie board, try and snag a body sized piece of cardboard! Fast and quick!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CFEIII
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

How tospeak about this place Most of the tourist go overthere in order to enjoy the slide sand dune It s true it s look like funny but if you walk little bit further you ll discover a natural masterpieces, walking through those sand hills...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank ksarman
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

It is a very cool experience to see these sand dunes and learn how they were formed. Sandboarding is a unique experience. Hold onto the board so you don't wipe out at the end! Highly recommend, especially if you are on the North Island.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank poltor
Reviewed March 21, 2019

We took the little detour to visit the dunes on our way back down from Cape Reinga. They were well worth a visit and far larger than expected. There were surfboards to hire, but we decided against sand-surfing even though it looked like a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank H B
Reviewed March 15, 2019 via mobile

The sand dunes at Te Paki was just amazing. As part of the biodiversity of the area, it is interesting how this mountainous sand came to be.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rowena d
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We went to see these dunes whilst going to Cape Reinga. A mountain of sand rather than a dune, a sight to behold. We hired a sand toboggan which was great fun coming down but hard work climbing back up again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 806bryang
Reviewed March 10, 2019

The climb up the dunes is tough - very tough - but flying down them is amazing fun. I would really recommend using a board - we tried using cardboard and a foil screen, with mixed success. When it worked it was great, but a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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DI V
November 22, 2017|
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It is free and you can bring either your own boogeyboard or rent one for $10 a day nzd. And it is really fun going on the big ones I would highly recommend the te paki sand dunes. It is worth the climb!
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