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Wenderholm to Stillwater - OPEN

Northern Start
Wenderholm Regional Park, Hibiscus Coast
Southern End
Stillwater Boating Club, Stillwater
Distance
24.5km
Time
1 day
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care on East Coast, Spur and Duck Creek Rds heading to Stillwater
  • Poisons & traps at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
Description
(North to South)

Wenderholm to Orewa Estuary - 11.5km / 3hr

Low Tide Route only
From the Puhoi River boat ramp at Wenderholm Regional Park, follow the sealed carpark road south-east for 200m to the Park's Information Board. Here, a map of the Park is displayed. Walk through the grounds of the historic Couldrey House to join the Perimeter Track (clockwise over the headland is the most picturesque and has great views). Exit it by the Waiwera Bridge on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. Cross the bridge & head down Waiwera Road to the beach.  Arrange your walk so that you reach here about half an hour before low tide.

At low tide, it is an easy walk and rock hop around rocks and beaches to Hatfields Beach.
 
At the southern end of the beach, take the public walkway steps up to Ocean View Rd & follow the walkway signs south via footpaths back out to the HBC Highway. Just over the hill to the south is Lookout Point and the most fantastic view down Orewa Beach – a great sight no matter what the weather.

Note - It is possible to continue around the rocks from Hatfields to Orewa at low tide but you’d miss the view.

Continue down the hill & walk through Arundel Reserve to Orewa Beach. About 1.5km south is the Orewa Beach Shopping Centre. (Orewa Beach is approx 3km long in total).

Requires an outgoing tide- check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

Orewa Estuary to Stillwater - 13km / 3hr

From the southern end of Orewa Beach, follow the path to the bridge over the Orewa River.

At the S end of the bridge take the path down next to the bridge and turn West underneath the bridge onto Te Ara Tahuna - the Orewa Estuary walkway.

Follow Te Ara Tahuna approx. 2.5km to the intersection of Longmore Lane and Millwater Parkway then turn S for 1km.

Turn right/S at the intersection of Millwater Parkway and Silverdale St. On your left is the Silverdale Centre with shops that include a supermarket, food outlets, outdoors shop and pharmacy. To your right a couple of banks (with ATMs), fast food outlets, butcher and greengrocer.

Continue on Silverdale St to the intersection with Hibiscus Coast Highway where an underpass takes you safely under the road, and onto Tavern Rd (past the historic Wade Tavern), up the hill to Forge Rd/East Coast Bays Rd.

Turn south onto East Coast Bays Rd and walk 2km to the intersection with Spur Rd. Turn east onto Spur Rd and walk 1.4km where it leads into Duck Creek Rd and continue a further 5km on Duck Creek Rd to the Stillwater Boating Club where the next track commences.

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Wenderholm Regional Park

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

Silverdale Hilltop Lodge
 
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

Waiwera

Accommodation
There is no lnoger any accommodation in Waiwera - the options you have are Schischka campground in Wenderholm Regional Park (north) or hostel/motel/campground accommodation in Orewa (south).

Resupply
Waiwera minimart - 2 Waiwera Rd. Waiwera - P: 09 426 1470

Orewa Estuary to Stillwater

Accommodation en route: 
Pillows Lodge - Dorm (bunks) and rooms - 412 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa - P: 09 426 6338 - E: pillows.lodge@xtra.co.nz

Silverdale Bed and Breakfast - 41 Whangaparaoa Rd, Silverdale (600m off the Te Araroa route) - Apartment - Studio - CaravanP: 09 4211460 - E: Seaside_BnB@xtra.co.nz

Resupply en route
Silverdale Centre - 61 Silverdale Street, Silverdale - P: 09 426 4716 - Includes Countdown Supermarket, pharmacy, outdoors store (Macpac), food outlets, The Warehouse, barber etc.
 
Stillwater
Stillwater Heights Backpacker Retreat - Duck Creek Rd, Stillwater - P: 022 1210120 (Jeff) or use links to book. $25 for tentsite or open air shack. Private room available.
 
Stillwater Motor Camp - 2 Duck Creek Rd, Stillwater - P: 09 424 7518
Kereru Cottage - Stillwater Cres - P: 021 832358 (Lisa)

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track in Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No litter
  • No dogs allowed in Wenderholm Regional Park, and restrictions on beaches
  • No firearms
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided at Wenderholm, Orewa and Silverdale
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Basic camp site
  • Duty ranger at Wenderholm Regional Park
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities in Orewa and Silverdale
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
  • Serviced Campsite
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Accommodation in Stillwater
Closest Town(s)
Wenderholm Village & Orewa
Managed by
Auckland Council
Northern Start
Wenderholm Regional Park, Hibiscus Coast
Southern End
Stillwater Boating Club, Stillwater
Distance
24.5km
Time
1 day
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

Wenderholm to Orewa Estuary - 11.5km / 3hr

Low Tide Route only
From the Puhoi River boat ramp at Wenderholm Regional Park, follow the sealed carpark road south-east for 200m to the Park's Information Board. Here, a map of the Park is displayed. Walk through the grounds of the historic Couldrey House to join the Perimeter Track (clockwise over the headland is the most picturesque and has great views). Exit it by the Waiwera Bridge on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. Cross the bridge & head down Waiwera Road to the beach.  Arrange your walk so that you reach here about half an hour before low tide.

At low tide, it is an easy walk and rock hop around rocks and beaches to Hatfields Beach.
 
At the southern end of the beach, take the public walkway steps up to Ocean View Rd & follow the walkway signs south via footpaths back out to the HBC Highway. Just over the hill to the south is Lookout Point and the most fantastic view down Orewa Beach – a great sight no matter what the weather.

Note - It is possible to continue around the rocks from Hatfields to Orewa at low tide but you’d miss the view.

Continue down the hill & walk through Arundel Reserve to Orewa Beach. About 1.5km south is the Orewa Beach Shopping Centre. (Orewa Beach is approx 3km long in total).

Requires an outgoing tide- check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

Orewa Estuary to Stillwater - 13km / 3hr

From the southern end of Orewa Beach, follow the path to the bridge over the Orewa River.

At the S end of the bridge take the path down next to the bridge and turn West underneath the bridge onto Te Ara Tahuna - the Orewa Estuary walkway.

Follow Te Ara Tahuna approx. 2.5km to the intersection of Longmore Lane and Millwater Parkway then turn S for 1km.

Turn right/S at the intersection of Millwater Parkway and Silverdale St. On your left is the Silverdale Centre with shops that include a supermarket, food outlets, outdoors shop and pharmacy. To your right a couple of banks (with ATMs), fast food outlets, butcher and greengrocer.

Continue on Silverdale St to the intersection with Hibiscus Coast Highway where an underpass takes you safely under the road, and onto Tavern Rd (past the historic Wade Tavern), up the hill to Forge Rd/East Coast Bays Rd.

Turn south onto East Coast Bays Rd and walk 2km to the intersection with Spur Rd. Turn east onto Spur Rd and walk 1.4km where it leads into Duck Creek Rd and continue a further 5km on Duck Creek Rd to the Stillwater Boating Club where the next track commences.

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care on East Coast, Spur and Duck Creek Rds heading to Stillwater
  • Poisons & traps at Wenderholm Regional Park
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
Description
(North to South)

Wenderholm to Orewa Estuary - 11.5km / 3hr

Low Tide Route only
From the Puhoi River boat ramp at Wenderholm Regional Park, follow the sealed carpark road south-east for 200m to the Park's Information Board. Here, a map of the Park is displayed. Walk through the grounds of the historic Couldrey House to join the Perimeter Track (clockwise over the headland is the most picturesque and has great views). Exit it by the Waiwera Bridge on the Hibiscus Coast Highway. Cross the bridge & head down Waiwera Road to the beach.  Arrange your walk so that you reach here about half an hour before low tide.

At low tide, it is an easy walk and rock hop around rocks and beaches to Hatfields Beach.
 
At the southern end of the beach, take the public walkway steps up to Ocean View Rd & follow the walkway signs south via footpaths back out to the HBC Highway. Just over the hill to the south is Lookout Point and the most fantastic view down Orewa Beach – a great sight no matter what the weather.

Note - It is possible to continue around the rocks from Hatfields to Orewa at low tide but you’d miss the view.

Continue down the hill & walk through Arundel Reserve to Orewa Beach. About 1.5km south is the Orewa Beach Shopping Centre. (Orewa Beach is approx 3km long in total).

Requires an outgoing tide- check tides at www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/online-services/tides

Orewa Estuary to Stillwater - 13km / 3hr

From the southern end of Orewa Beach, follow the path to the bridge over the Orewa River.

At the S end of the bridge take the path down next to the bridge and turn West underneath the bridge onto Te Ara Tahuna - the Orewa Estuary walkway.

Follow Te Ara Tahuna approx. 2.5km to the intersection of Longmore Lane and Millwater Parkway then turn S for 1km.

Turn right/S at the intersection of Millwater Parkway and Silverdale St. On your left is the Silverdale Centre with shops that include a supermarket, food outlets, outdoors shop and pharmacy. To your right a couple of banks (with ATMs), fast food outlets, butcher and greengrocer.

Continue on Silverdale St to the intersection with Hibiscus Coast Highway where an underpass takes you safely under the road, and onto Tavern Rd (past the historic Wade Tavern), up the hill to Forge Rd/East Coast Bays Rd.

Turn south onto East Coast Bays Rd and walk 2km to the intersection with Spur Rd. Turn east onto Spur Rd and walk 1.4km where it leads into Duck Creek Rd and continue a further 5km on Duck Creek Rd to the Stillwater Boating Club where the next track commences.

Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Wenderholm Regional Park

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

Silverdale Hilltop Lodge
 
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

Waiwera

Accommodation
There is no lnoger any accommodation in Waiwera - the options you have are Schischka campground in Wenderholm Regional Park (north) or hostel/motel/campground accommodation in Orewa (south).

Resupply
Waiwera minimart - 2 Waiwera Rd. Waiwera - P: 09 426 1470

Orewa Estuary to Stillwater

Accommodation en route: 
Pillows Lodge - Dorm (bunks) and rooms - 412 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa - P: 09 426 6338 - E: pillows.lodge@xtra.co.nz

Silverdale Bed and Breakfast - 41 Whangaparaoa Rd, Silverdale (600m off the Te Araroa route) - Apartment - Studio - CaravanP: 09 4211460 - E: Seaside_BnB@xtra.co.nz

Resupply en route
Silverdale Centre - 61 Silverdale Street, Silverdale - P: 09 426 4716 - Includes Countdown Supermarket, pharmacy, outdoors store (Macpac), food outlets, The Warehouse, barber etc.
 
Stillwater
Stillwater Heights Backpacker Retreat - Duck Creek Rd, Stillwater - P: 022 1210120 (Jeff) or use links to book. $25 for tentsite or open air shack. Private room available.
 
Stillwater Motor Camp - 2 Duck Creek Rd, Stillwater - P: 09 424 7518
Kereru Cottage - Stillwater Cres - P: 021 832358 (Lisa)

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track in Wenderholm Regional Park
  • No litter
  • No dogs allowed in Wenderholm Regional Park, and restrictions on beaches
  • No firearms
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided at Wenderholm, Orewa and Silverdale
  • Wildlife Sanctuary - Avoid dune nesting sites; no dogs allowed
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Basic camp site
  • Duty ranger at Wenderholm Regional Park
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities in Orewa and Silverdale
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Phone
  • Serviced Campsite
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Accommodation in Stillwater
Closest Town(s)
Wenderholm Village & Orewa
Managed by
Auckland Council