Auckland

Auckland

Puhoi to Wenderholm Kayak - OPEN

Note: Open 1st Sept - 30th June
Alternative Track
Northern Start
Puhoi Village
Southern End
Wenderholm Regional Park
Distance
7km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Poisons & traps at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide - better to paddle (SOBO) on outgoing tide, or (NOBO) incoming tide
  • Water - wear a lifejacket.
Description
(North to South)


At the present time, the walking route to Wenderholm Regional Park is incomplete so, on an outgoing tide, you can hire a kayak for the downstream journey to Wenderholm. The kayaks do need to be pre-booked so contact:

 
Canoe and Kayak Hire
Puhoi River Canoe & Kayak Hire 84 Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (Opposite the Historic Puhoi Church) - P: 09 422 0891 or 027 2841672 
Opening times - Daily 1st Sept - 30th June (Closed - Christmas Day)
 
Hibiscus Kayak Hire - P: 021 1336938 - E: info@kayakhire.co.nz - $45 for Puhoi River, $50 for half-day (4hr) or $70 for 1-day hire if you want to go further (pickup/delivery fee may apply depending on final destination). All hire includes kayak, paddle, lifejacket and drybag.
 
Auckland Sea Kayaks  - P: 0800 999 0899 (Freephone)  - Operating throughout the summer months
Note: Exchange the kayak for your pack at the ramp on the Puhoi River side of Wenderholm Regional Park.
 
Requires an outgoing tide-check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

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Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

General Information
For more information on Wenderholm Regional Park or contact the Auckland Council on P: 09 366 2000.

 

There is camping available at the Schischka Campsite, turn left and walk 1km just after the Wenderholm main gates. 
Please do not freedom camp anywhere else within Wenderholm Regional Park.

Accommodation - Silverdale

Silverdale Hilltop Lodge (www.silverdalelodge.co.nz) Beautiful rooms or pitch your tent in the garden, breathtaking views, right on route, breakfast available - 2036 East Coast Road, Stillwater - P: 021 21 21 395 – E: bookings@silverdalelodge.co.nz

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No dogs allowed at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
  • Kauri tree disease risk - Clean boots between tracks; avoid standing on root systems
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Puhoi
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Basic camp site
  • Duty Ranger 24/7
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Puhoi River Canoes & Auckland Council
Alternative Track
Northern Start
Puhoi Village
Southern End
Wenderholm Regional Park
Distance
7km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)


At the present time, the walking route to Wenderholm Regional Park is incomplete so, on an outgoing tide, you can hire a kayak for the downstream journey to Wenderholm. The kayaks do need to be pre-booked so contact:

 
Canoe and Kayak Hire
Puhoi River Canoe & Kayak Hire 84 Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (Opposite the Historic Puhoi Church) - P: 09 422 0891 or 027 2841672 
Opening times - Daily 1st Sept - 30th June (Closed - Christmas Day)
 
Hibiscus Kayak Hire - P: 021 1336938 - E: info@kayakhire.co.nz - $45 for Puhoi River, $50 for half-day (4hr) or $70 for 1-day hire if you want to go further (pickup/delivery fee may apply depending on final destination). All hire includes kayak, paddle, lifejacket and drybag.
 
Auckland Sea Kayaks  - P: 0800 999 0899 (Freephone)  - Operating throughout the summer months
Note: Exchange the kayak for your pack at the ramp on the Puhoi River side of Wenderholm Regional Park.
 
Requires an outgoing tide-check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

.



 

Potential Hazards
  • Poisons & traps at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide - better to paddle (SOBO) on outgoing tide, or (NOBO) incoming tide
  • Water - wear a lifejacket.
Description
(North to South)


At the present time, the walking route to Wenderholm Regional Park is incomplete so, on an outgoing tide, you can hire a kayak for the downstream journey to Wenderholm. The kayaks do need to be pre-booked so contact:

 
Canoe and Kayak Hire
Puhoi River Canoe & Kayak Hire 84 Puhoi Rd, Puhoi (Opposite the Historic Puhoi Church) - P: 09 422 0891 or 027 2841672 
Opening times - Daily 1st Sept - 30th June (Closed - Christmas Day)
 
Hibiscus Kayak Hire - P: 021 1336938 - E: info@kayakhire.co.nz - $45 for Puhoi River, $50 for half-day (4hr) or $70 for 1-day hire if you want to go further (pickup/delivery fee may apply depending on final destination). All hire includes kayak, paddle, lifejacket and drybag.
 
Auckland Sea Kayaks  - P: 0800 999 0899 (Freephone)  - Operating throughout the summer months
Note: Exchange the kayak for your pack at the ramp on the Puhoi River side of Wenderholm Regional Park.
 
Requires an outgoing tide-check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

.



 

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

General Information
For more information on Wenderholm Regional Park or contact the Auckland Council on P: 09 366 2000.

 

There is camping available at the Schischka Campsite, turn left and walk 1km just after the Wenderholm main gates. 
Please do not freedom camp anywhere else within Wenderholm Regional Park.

Accommodation - Silverdale

Silverdale Hilltop Lodge (www.silverdalelodge.co.nz) Beautiful rooms or pitch your tent in the garden, breathtaking views, right on route, breakfast available - 2036 East Coast Road, Stillwater - P: 021 21 21 395 – E: bookings@silverdalelodge.co.nz

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No dogs allowed at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
  • Kauri tree disease risk - Clean boots between tracks; avoid standing on root systems
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Puhoi
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Basic camp site
  • Duty Ranger 24/7
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Puhoi River Canoes & Auckland Council