Wenderholm – another great Auckland Park

With the heatwave, if you can call it that, we set off for a park beside a beach where we could swim.

Our friends Rob and Helen have stayed regularly and highly recommended Wenderholm Self Contained parks. The park is well setup with a boat ramp (tidal), Electric BBQ’s and Picnic Tables that are free to use and nice new toilets too.

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Our parking area with the BBQ and table in the foreground
Our parking area with the BBQ and table in the foreground

We arrived in the early afternoon, settled down Rafe and headed straight for the beach. A really nice beach with views across to Whangaparoa and you can even see Rangitoto Island.

Wenderholm Beach
Wenderholm Beach
People enjoying the sun
People enjoying the sun
The Beach
The Beach

I was surprised it was so busy for a Monday but it was hot and it is still holiday time. As the day went on, more motorhomes arrived and while we had a glass of wine before tea, a visitor from Wellington was out entertaining us with his metal detector looking for treasure.
He found a house key, several coins and said he’d previously found an expensive ring!

I’m think that I would prefer to park in a fenced off parking area like Sullivans Bay, another Auckland City Park further north.  In saying that, where we were and because there were a few of us, it gave the impression that it was a motorhome area and cars didn’t park near us.

The Beach at Dusk
The Beach at Dusk

We have had a  situation  where we’ve been at beachs where the day trippers have been quietly drinking all day and leave to drive home where they can barely walk.(Not this one)

All in all, a nice place to stay, nice beach and things to cook on too.

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