Sandboarding

Sandboarding

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Keilani

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 about 2 years ago

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Cindy Blignaut

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 2 years 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 almost 3 years 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 over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 about 4 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 about 4 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 about 4 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 4 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 4 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 over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Eloise

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Super cool experience in an amazing environment. Boards are quite expensive to rent.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Michael Regensburger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Much fun with sandboards.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Roedel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It made so much fun riding down the impressive sand dunes with the board! You get so fast......awesome!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Roland Fischer

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Cheap activity in an interesting environment. Touristic.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Martina Cervenkova

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing and fun experience! Fast, may be painful but still one of the best things you can do up North. Free if you have a bodyboard, $15 to hire a bodyboard if needed.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nina Rittmann

Ranking: 10/10

Don't use a wooden or plastic board, even if it's waxed, that's not working on the sand. Hire a board for $10-15, they know what's working.
Surfing itself is awesome!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Max Mustermann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Cheap activity and so much fun!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ben Schieber

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Surfboarding at the beach down the hill. A bit boring if you lie down, more exciting if you try to stand up.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Jonas Weidner

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Really worth it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Pauline Chailand

France

Ranking: 8/10

Really enjoyed the afternoon, so much fun in the dunes! Beautiful landscapes.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anna Bouteloup

France

Ranking: 9/10

I enjoyed it too but be careful, it can be a little bit dangerous. I was injured in my back/neck when I fell down in the sand.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Selma Krap

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome! So cool!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2015

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Justin Kechanski

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Cheap and loads of fun! Great for an afternoon of fun.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Raviv Regev

Ranking: 10/10

We rented a bodyboard for $15 and it was worth it! The climb to the top of the dune was not easy but the boarding was so fun that we had to climb it again.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Thomas Haslbeck

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The climb of the sand dune was exhausting but when you ride down with a body board you forget the effort.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Elisabeth Ringswandl

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of fun, amazing experience.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular dunes and a lot of fun with the boards. 15$ for rent a board its expensive but in the end very funny. Climb up and have fun!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Marvin Koever

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lot of fun.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cornelia Witte

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very exhausting long way up the dunes.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Markus

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Long and exhausting way up the dunes but worth doing!!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ennico

Germany

Ranking: 4/10

The dunes are spectacular but the boarding is boring and very expensive (to rent the board), enjoy the nature, it is better.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Audrey Ripoche

France

Ranking: 7/10

If you have got a body board so no need to rent a special sandboard. Just go uphill on the sand, sit or lie on it and slide!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Tobi

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Giant dunes, Far North. You will need your own sandboard.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a bodyboard of a guy with a van full of bodyboards (15$ per board, as long as you like). And had lots of fun! It's veeery hard work walking up those dunes and very short fun to go down, but so worth it!
Make sure you go up the high ones in the back, it's like being in the Sahara :). Lots of sand! ;) Beautiful!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Jaqi_Gary

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

WoW
Closest I've been to a Desert and in 'our' backyard
So many & such magnificent Sand Dunes
*Top Tip
Get your partner to walk up first, then follow in their footsteps ... took all the effort out of my climbing

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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KDS_Holiday

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

FANTASTIC FUN

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Caroline

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Lots of fun - recommend you get a boogie board.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Herman Plasman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Sand surfing.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Jennifer Holloway

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Take a body board - amazing!!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Carl and Angela Rapihana

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Inexpensive & fun!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009