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Wenderholm Regional Park history walk

What to see on the Wenderholm Regional Park history walk

Wenderholm Regional Park sits between the mouths of the Pūhoi and Waiwera rivers and has a forested headland, a large sandspit and saltmarshes.

People have gardened, lived, fought and died on this land for hundreds of years.

  • Follow the Maungatauhoro Te Hīkoi (1 to 1.5 hours return) heritage trail, which begins at the Pou Whenua (carving) and follows a loop around part of the headland.
  • Visit historic Couldrey House and gardens to see how earlier owners of the house lived. The Friends of Couldrey House open the historic homestead – see the noticeboard for opening times.
  • Walk along the beach and around Te Akeake sandspit where people have camped, fished and swum for hundreds of years.
  • Have a picnic under the historic pōhutukawa trees. Use the barbeques provided.
  • Explore the waterways by boat or kayak (but take care in the swift tidal currents at the river mouth).

See the starting point for this walk on Google Maps.

Download the brochure