Te Paki Stream - Free


45 Rankers Reviews

35 Face-to-Face

15 Outside the Square

13 Kaitaia

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The Te Paki Stream sand dunes, just south of Cape Reinga, Northland, is a natural sandboarding fun park.

Grab anything hard and flat (boogie board, old real estate sign etc..) climb the dunes and have fun!

Be careful to lock your car as this place is a notorious place for crafty local thieves that lay in wait in the nearby bushes.


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  • Outside the Square
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Keilani's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

The sand dunes are amazing! The walk up them is hard work but we had a ball going down. You can rent a board on site for $15 if you don’t have one and the Māori couple renting boards were really friendly, we had a great chat with them!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Cindy Blignaut

Ranking: 10/10

A must do and see for every tourist. Loved it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jennie Tollerton


Ranking: 10/10

Fun, cheap, only have to pay to hire a board, $15. No time limit and amazing scenery!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Shannon Malcolm


Ranking: 8/10

The sand dunes are incredible. But go with your own smooth bottom board. The rental people on site in the car park are expensive and unfriendly. Otherwise great fun had by all.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Very nice activity! Lots of fun with the board, only con is that the boars is $15 and you are tired after 3 times.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ferdinand Hirsch


Ranking: 9/10

An awesome place to visit the north of the North Island. Some nice tracks around it, good camping places and you are able to go sandboarding.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Soeren Buchheister


Ranking: 9/10

Surf down huge sand dunes and enjoy an amazing view between the sea, the sand dunes and the forest.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jeanne Minor


Ranking: 9/10

It was awesome, the weather was terrible, but the view was still beautiful.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kristina Breitwieser


Ranking: 8/10

Rent a board for $10 and have fun sliding down massive sand dunes.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heike Schreiber


Ranking: 9/10

We rented the sandboards a bit outside of the sand dune area - because renting at the spot closes at 5pm. The sandboarding itself was first a bit scary, but after some training on baby hills, we enjoyed the speed a lot - definitely recommendable.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa Haedrich


Ranking: 8/10

Funny activity, you can try some tricks with the board if you are brave enough. Really sandy, some cleaning facilities would be nice.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anat Yossef


Ranking: 9/10

Great few hours at the dunes. Great fun.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Marold


Ranking: 7/10

Especially the sand dunes itself were breathtaking because they were just like placed into the green bush. Also, the boarding down the dunes was nice - you have to stand up!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016