Visit Wellsford

Where Auckland meets Northland, the Wellsford area encompasses stunning scenery, beautiful regional parks, pristine beaches, a busy town and a host of smart businesses. Tasty food, good shopping, a dash of culture and history, action and adventure, Wellsford offers plenty of reasons to stop and enjoy.

The town of Wellsford straddles State Highway One, less than an hour north of Auckland city. It's midway between Auckland and Whangarei so it's an ideal place to break your journey, grab a bite to eat and stretch your legs. Check out our list of Wellsford's best places to eatshopthings to do and events calendar.

Explore

The Wellsford area runs from the pristine white beaches of Pakiri and Te Arai on the east coast to the Tapora peninsula on the Kaipara Habour to the west and there's a whole lot to see that's off the beaten track.

What's on in Wellsford

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph - Discover Your Connection

Auckland Museum's digitisation unit will be at Wellsford Library for members of the public to search Online Cenotaph - a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel - lay a poppy and contribute to the database.
Wellsford

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph - Discover Your Connection

Auckland Museum's digitisation unit will be at Wellsford Library for members of the public to search Online Cenotaph - a comprehensive online hub for stories of New Zealand service personnel - lay a poppy and contribute to the database.
Wellsford

Taipari Connelly Art Exhibition

Exhibition featuring the artwork of local artist and Elam School of Fine Arts student Taipari Connelly. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until June 6.
Wellsford

Locals' tips

1
Atiu Creek Regional Park
Lovely scenery and great exercise in Tapora
2
Minniesdale Chapel
A pioneer itself, this chapel travelled from the UK in 1867 with the original Albertlanders
3
Port Albert General Store
It's just a store but it has the best fish and chips around!
4
Albertland Museum
Explore our past, right in the centre of Wellsford
5
Tomarata Lake
An idyllic spot for swimming, water sports and walking
6
Tapora's Sand Island
It's off the beaten track but worth the drive
7
Jewellery For Giants
Incredible Kauri artwork in Te Hana
8
Te Arai Point
It's easy to miss but it's the most beautiful beach in the area

Spotlight on...

Aotearoa Surf

11 Te Arai Point Road, Te Arai, Auckland
09 431 5760

Aotearoa Surf

iCATER

11 Hood Street, Wellsford, Auckland
09 423 7914

iCATER

Matakana Dental Care

44 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Auckland
09 422 9992

Matakana Dental Care

Get Spotted

Whangaripo, Auckland
09 889 1067

Get Spotted

Retro On Rodney

140 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland
09 423 9339

Retro On Rodney

Biltong Plus

273 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland
09 423 7964

Biltong Plus

Solid Concrete Ltd

Wellsford Auckland

Solid Concrete Ltd

The Olive Place

788 Whangaripo Valley Road, Whangaripo, Auckland
09 422 3150

The Olive Place

Freds Place

3 Hood Street, Wellsford, Auckland
027 350 7243

Freds Place

Wellsford on the map