Wenderholm Regional Park, Waiwera

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Wenderholm Regional Park is the first regional park of the Auckland Region, New Zealand. Situated between the estuaries of the Puhoi River and the Waiwera River, on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, the park features a homestead known as Couldrey House, and a carved pouwhenua. This park also features the 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) 'Maungatauhoro Te Hikoi' walking track, starting at the carved pouwhenua near the Couldrey House. This walking track allows visitors to see scenic views and birdlife. The park has its own resident artist, and part is sectioned off for ecological restoration.

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  • A beautiful day for an outing to this superb Regional Park. It is my wife’s favourite and today was no exception to her expectation and now mine. Such a peaceful place with trees grass and sand to....  more »
  • Just 35 km from downtown Auckland this beautiful space offers both campers and day trippers plenty of options. Plenty of parking and toilets, lots of good shade, choice of ocean beach or estuary...  more »
  • perfection plus - such a perfect spot for a big group - as was our bunch of girl guides - super safe and perfect - love coming here as so much to do for so many folk for so many different reasons...  more »
  • Perfect place for a beach day. Not too far out of Auckland with plenty of parking and shade. Electric public bbqs are a great option for lunch. The beach itself is pretty nice with small-medium waves. An awesome rope swing can also be found in the estuary.
  • Lovely reserve. So many lovely spots along the estuary for a picnic. A really good spot for kids and families as it is a relatively sheltered beach which stays quite shallow (some people do t like that. But when you have kids it's quite good because they won't all of a sudden be out of depth). There are some lovely bush walks that you can take which have great views when you reach the look out, my kids enjoyed the walk. Although we did the shorter one to the look out and back.
  • Great place for family picnic. Safe beach. Good scenic walks relatively level or for panoramic views one can tackle the tracks to the top of the hill
  • Amazing beach with little to no seaweed or shells which is my preference. Water is pretty clear and doesn't get deep for a while. Life guards are attentive too.
  • Excellent reserve, bathrooms were plentiful and clean. Very popular. If you want a good parking plan to get there early. Could do with more mobility parking.

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