Te Paki Sand Dunes facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTe Paki Sand Dunes
|Giant Sand Dunes
A Te Paki Sand Dune
|Northland, New Zealand
|150 metres (492 ft)
|10 square kilometres (3.9 sq mi)
Te Paki Sand Dunes, also called the Giant Sand Dunes, are a collection of sand dunes located on the Northland Peninsula of New Zealand. The dunes abut the Ninety Mile Beach and are a popular spot for sandboarding.
The dunes are located on the western (Tasman Sea) side of the Aupouri Peninsula and are southeast of Cape Reinga Lighthouse. They cover an area of approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) by 1 kilometre (0.62 mi), with some individual dunes rising up to 150 metres (490 ft). They are the tallest sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sandsurfing is a popular activity at the dunes. Guided tours around Cape Reinga often stop at the dunes to sandboard.
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