Auckland

Auckland

Puhoi to Wenderholm Walk - OPEN

Northern Start
Puhoi Village
Southern End
Wenderholm Regional Park
Distance
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Walk well off the road, over barrier where possible
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

Should tides not suit, or you don't wish to pay for kayaking from Puhoi to Wenderholm - it can be walked however is on the side of SH1 which can be very busy. We recommend kayaking as it is much safer than walking these busy roads.
Extreme care should be taken, and if you have a hi-viz vest and/or pack cover we recommend wearing it.

From the Puhoi Domain, turn left/east and walk 1200m to SH1.

Cross SH1 with extreme caution as cars are travelling at 80-100km/h and proceed south walking as far off the road shoulder as you can, on the far side of the barrier fence where this is possible.
Continue 2km and take the "offramp" towards Wenderholm/Waiwera as signposted, then continue east a further 2.75km to the entry to Wenderholm Regional Park (Schischka Rd).
It is 1km down the driveway to the start of the next route.

Map not available at the moment.

Extra Info

Accommodation
Wenderholm Regional Park - Basic camping, duty ranger - Auckland Council - 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.

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • No dogs in Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No firearms
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No taking plants
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Phone
  • Standard Campsite
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Te Araroa, Rodney District Council, ARC
Thanks to
Maureen Brophy for donating 700m of riverside esplanade.
Northern Start
Puhoi Village
Southern End
Wenderholm Regional Park
Distance
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

Should tides not suit, or you don't wish to pay for kayaking from Puhoi to Wenderholm - it can be walked however is on the side of SH1 which can be very busy. We recommend kayaking as it is much safer than walking these busy roads.
Extreme care should be taken, and if you have a hi-viz vest and/or pack cover we recommend wearing it.

From the Puhoi Domain, turn left/east and walk 1200m to SH1.

Cross SH1 with extreme caution as cars are travelling at 80-100km/h and proceed south walking as far off the road shoulder as you can, on the far side of the barrier fence where this is possible.
Continue 2km and take the "offramp" towards Wenderholm/Waiwera as signposted, then continue east a further 2.75km to the entry to Wenderholm Regional Park (Schischka Rd).
It is 1km down the driveway to the start of the next route.

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Walk well off the road, over barrier where possible
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

Should tides not suit, or you don't wish to pay for kayaking from Puhoi to Wenderholm - it can be walked however is on the side of SH1 which can be very busy. We recommend kayaking as it is much safer than walking these busy roads.
Extreme care should be taken, and if you have a hi-viz vest and/or pack cover we recommend wearing it.

From the Puhoi Domain, turn left/east and walk 1200m to SH1.

Cross SH1 with extreme caution as cars are travelling at 80-100km/h and proceed south walking as far off the road shoulder as you can, on the far side of the barrier fence where this is possible.
Continue 2km and take the "offramp" towards Wenderholm/Waiwera as signposted, then continue east a further 2.75km to the entry to Wenderholm Regional Park (Schischka Rd).
It is 1km down the driveway to the start of the next route.

Map not available at the moment.

Extra Info

Accommodation
Wenderholm Regional Park - Basic camping, duty ranger - Auckland Council - 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.

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • No dogs in Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No firearms
  • No horses
  • No vehicles
  • No taking plants
  • No fires
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Phone
  • Standard Campsite
Closest Town(s)
Puhoi or Orewa
Managed by
Te Araroa, Rodney District Council, ARC
Thanks to
Maureen Brophy for donating 700m of riverside esplanade.