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

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Page last updated: Oct 14, 2021, 2:14 PM