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A cool experience

It is a very cool experience to see these sand dunes and learn how they were formed. Sandboarding... read more

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poltor
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Toronto, Canada
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Very impressive dune landscape

We took the little detour to visit the dunes on our way back down from Cape Reinga. They were well... read more

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H B
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Stuttgart, Germany
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All reviews sand dunes great fun cape reinga car park te paki slide down boogie boards sheer size coming down a lot of fun gravel road amazing sight en route worth the effort during summer minute walk parking lot is
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Reviewed yesterday 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
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Hire yourself a boogy board and hike up the dunes to have some fun. We did it on a scorching hot sunny day which I don't recommend ! A bit to steep for a toddler. Exhausting after our third walk up them. We then walked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 February 2019

I struggled to find opening times for the guys in the truck that rent out the sand boards on their website, they really need to update this. We got a handy tip to go early before the sand gets too hot but were unable to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Another great stop off near the Cape. You can hire boards for $15 each. Lots of different dunes to slide down but the most popular is about a 10 minute walk and then a 5 minute climb from the car park Pack a pair of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BramleyLoiner21
Reviewed 9 January 2019

We went on a hot day in sandles, take SHOES or like swimming boots or something to cover not only the bottom but the top of your feet as the sand is VERY HOT. View is great, dunes are massive

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fooboynz
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We did this after visiting the Lighthouse at Cape Reinga as it was just down the road. Very friendly guy who explained and gave us a little demonstration of how to sandboard. It was very hot at 11am and the sand was very hot on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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DianaL1842
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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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