Te Paki Stream (A3)

Te Paki Stream—driving and walking aidst the great Te Paki Dunes, Far North New Zealand.

Here’s a driving tips primer: http://ahipara.co.nz/Utils/doc/tepaki.htm

GPS: -34.524931 172.773983

Te Paki  Stream and dunes overview

Te Paki Stream and dunes overview

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In Te Paki Stream...just inches deep for 3.5km

In Te Paki Stream…just inches deep for 3.5km

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Te Paki Stream as seen from on top of the dunes. This is where the stream empties out onto 90-Mile Beach

Te Paki Stream as seen from on top of the dunes. This is where the stream empties out onto 90-Mile Beach

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Camped along Te Paki Stream, 2006.

Camped along Te Paki Stream, 2006.

Driving in Te Paki Stream

Driving in Te Paki Stream

Driving my 2WD Toyota Van in Te Paki Stream

Driving my 2WD Toyota Van in Te Paki Stream

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90-mile Beach tour bus stopping in the Te Paki dunes for the tourists to ride boogie-boards down the dune slope

90-mile Beach tour bus stopping in the Te Paki dunes for the tourists to ride boogie-boards down the dune slope

There is a daily parade of tour buses that roar up 90-Mile beach, drive thru Te Paki Stream, then head up to Cape Reinga before returning to Paihia

There is a daily parade of tour buses that roar up 90-Mile beach, drive thru Te Paki Stream, then head up to Cape Reinga before returning to Paihia

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Parked on a wetsand terrace in the middle of the Te Paki Stream

Parked on a wetsand terrace in the middle of the Te Paki Stream

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Parked-up on the wetsand terrace along the Te Paki Stream.

Parked-up on the wetsand terrace along the Te Paki Stream.

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Wonderful sand patterns atop the other-worldly Te Paki dunes

Wonderful sand patterns atop the other-worldly Te Paki dunes

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