Wenderholm Regional Park – Auckland – Part 1

Wenderholm Regional Park AucklandFrom Gulf Harbour we moved on a little way north, through Orewa and over the hill to Waiwera and Wenderholm Regional Park. We’ve been here a few times before and we’ve always liked the location and the peacefulness. Wenderholm was the first of the Regional Parks. It has a beach and an estuary through which the Puhio River flows. There is a lovely old villa homestead and many wonderful big Pohutukawa trees. There are several short walks so no excuses on the exercise front.

We’d gotten a bit bogged down in the Orewa shops, so by the time we’d gotten set up in the camping area we only had time for a quick walk in the gathering gloom. The camping area is a good 5 minutes walk from the beach, beside the estuary and the mangroves. They are busy creating a newer and bigger camping area, even further from the beach.

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Puhoi River Estuary Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

I was up early next morning hoping to see the sun rise. Which sort of happened.

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Puhoi River Estuary Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Native Forest Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Washing Day at the Campground – Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Later in the day we went for a walk with a view. We came back via the estuary in time to see the sun setting up the river.

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Puhoi River Estuary Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland. Kawau Island in the distance

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Towards Puhoi from Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wyn in the Nikau Palm forest at Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wyn at Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Sunset Puhoi River Estuary Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Sunset Puhoi River Estuary Wenderholm Regional Park Auckland

Gallery of photos РWenderholm Regional Park and Puhoi Р Auckland July 2013

Click on thumbnails to see full size. (And then you can click through them)

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