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Te Paki Stream - Free

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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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43 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

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Cindy Blignaut

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Jennie Tollerton

England

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Shannon Malcolm

Australia

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 about 1 year ago

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Niels

Netherlands

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 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

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Ferdinand Hirsch

Germany

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 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Soeren Buchheister

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

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Jeanne Minor

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kristina Breitwieser

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Heike Schreiber

Germany

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 almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lisa Haedrich

Germany

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 almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anat Yossef

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Great few hours at the dunes. Great fun.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Marold

Germany

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 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Clement Delrue

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very funny, good sensations. Close your mouth during the slide and use sunglasses, the sand can enter everywhere.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

43 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 4.

Cindy Blignaut's avatar

Cindy Blignaut

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 6 months ago

Jennie Tollerton's avatar

Jennie Tollerton

England

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 9 months ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Shannon Malcolm's avatar

Shannon Malcolm

Australia

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 about 1 year ago

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Niels

Netherlands

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 1 year ago and experienced in October 2016

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

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Ferdinand Hirsch's avatar

Ferdinand Hirsch

Germany

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 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Soeren Buchheister's avatar

Soeren Buchheister

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2016

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Jeanne Minor's avatar

Jeanne Minor

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Kristina Breitwieser's avatar

Kristina Breitwieser

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Heike Schreiber's avatar

Heike Schreiber

Germany

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 almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Lisa Haedrich's avatar

Lisa Haedrich

Germany

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 almost 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Award-1-24px Congratulations Sandboarding - Te Paki Stream - Free

Top Ranked Awards 2015 Outside the Square Winner

Anat Yossef's avatar

Anat Yossef

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Great few hours at the dunes. Great fun.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Johannes Marold's avatar

Johannes Marold

Germany

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 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

Clement Delrue's avatar

Clement Delrue

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very funny, good sensations. Close your mouth during the slide and use sunglasses, the sand can enter everywhere.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016