Couldrey House Lookout – Wenderholm Regional Park

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A great way to start this walk is by visiting Couldrey House itself to get a taste of history from the carefully furnished rooms of the house and gardens. The start of the walk is at the pouwhenua (carving) near the House. 

Walk along the flat dirt track, which winds its way through some trees, before you reach  the driveway. The walk continues on the other side of the driveway. You will see yellow markers so you cannot miss where the path starts again. Shortly after crossing over, the path starts to ascend up the hill. 

The track up the hill is a zigzag so you don’t have to worry about going straight up. The walk takes you through lush forest which, with the height of the trees, provides much plenty of shade on a hot summer day.

The climb is only 10 minutes or so. It takes you right to the clearing with the lookout. The view is over the beach and estuary. There are also two information panels for those interested in the area’s history.

Midway through this walk you will cross paths with the Puhoi track.

Quick Facts

        • Location: Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
        • Time needed: 15 minute walk
        • Distance: 0.6 km
        • Difficulty: Medium
        • Bikes allowed: Unknown
        • Route: One way
        • Elevation: Steep ascent
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: There are toilets at the main car park of Wenderholm Regional Park
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Unknown
        • Last Updated: November, 2020
  • Track Highlights

    The track offers views over the beach and estuary.

  • Track Quality

    This is a hard packed dirt trail with some sections of boardwalk near the end.

  • Hazards


  • Transport

    From Auckland Central, take the bus to Waiwera and then walk ten minutes over the Waiwera River bridge to access the Park’s entrance.

  • Water

    Drinking water is available at the main car park.

  • Driving Instructions

    Wenderholm Regional Park is a 35 minute drive north of Auckland Central.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby


  • Area & Track History

    Couldrey House is a Victorian-Edwardian house. The furniture of the 9 different rooms on display is a reflection of the eras and styles of the numerous owners over the years.

  • Camping & huts on or near the walk

    Camping is available at Schischka campground.

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