Visit Wellsford, NZ

Where Auckland meets Northland, Wellsford 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 has plenty of reasons to stop and enjoy.

Wellsford town 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.

What's on in Wellsford

Tina Turner Tribute Show - Cindy of Samoa

Featuring Cindy Of Samoa, a finalist in The TVNZ Show "Stars in their Eyes" delivering a very entertaining and energetic portrayal of Tina Turner and all her big hits.
Wellsford

Pakiri tree planting project

Pakiri School have grown young native plants, shrubs and trees, which are ready to be planted at the cricket club opposite the holiday park.
Pakiri

Wellsford Market Day

Wellsford market day at the OWL community hub. Perfect for those small businesses looking for a venue to sell at once a month. Stall spaces available at a tiny price.
Wellsford

Featured Wellsford businesses

The Olive Place

788 Whangaripo Valley Road, Whangaripo, Auckland
09 422 3150

The Olive Place

Aotearoa Surf

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

Aotearoa Surf

Matakana Dental Care

44 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, Auckland
09 422 9992

Matakana Dental Care

Get Spotted

Whangaripo, Auckland
09 889 1067

Get Spotted

iCATER

11 Hood Street, Wellsford, Auckland
09 423 7914

iCATER

Solid Concrete Ltd

Wellsford Auckland

Solid Concrete Ltd

OWL Community Hub

120 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland

OWL Community Hub

Red Eye Radio 88.1 Wellsford

Red Eye Radio 88.1 Wellsford

Retro On Rodney

140 Rodney Street, Wellsford, Auckland
09 423 9339

Retro On Rodney

Freds Place

3 Hood Street, Wellsford, Auckland
027 350 7243

Freds Place

Locals' tips

1
Atiu Creek Regional Park
Lovely scenery and excellent walking tracks 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

Explore Wellsford

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.

Wellsford map