Puhoi to Wenderholm Kayak

  • Walking

Alternative Track: Puhoi to Wenderholm Walk

  • 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

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.

No dogs allowed

How to get here

Northern Start: Puhoi Village
Southern End: Wenderholm Regional Park

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

Te Araroa Auckland trail notes including information about accommodation, transport and resupplying

Mountain Safety Council Plan My Trip
Page last updated: Jan 5, 2021, 11:31 AM