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Pukehina Beach ATV Usage

Please note this information relates to the use of vehicles on Pukehina Beach only.

By law Quad / ATV and Motorcycles are not allowed to be used on New Zealand Roads without New Zealand Government registration and a driving license.



The specific government regulations can be found here:

Pukehina Beach comes under the control of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council whose rules can be found here:

Pukehina Beach ATV Obligations

  • Use only designated beach access ways
  • Minimal speed on roads
  • Speed on beach not to endanger other users
  • Restrict beach driving within housing area to max 15 kph
  • No riding within one meter of high tide mark
  • No riding on any sand dune planting area
  • No passengers unless vehicle is equipped for it


    NOTE: Motor Bikes (2 wheelers) are not allowed on Pukehina Beach/Estuary.

    Bike Registration Form

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