The town of Wellsford sits at the intersection of State Highways 1 and 16 and it's the northern-most town in the Auckland region. Wellsford’s a gateway, with Kaipara Harbour to its west, Mangawhai, Te Arai and Pakiri beaches to the east and it’s squarely between Auckland to the south and Whangarei in the north.
Like many gateways, it’s tempting to drive straight through but there's a lot more to Wellsford than you might imagine. So, come on in and let us show you around as you #visitwellsford.
From a round of golf to surfing, stretching your legs on one of the local walking tracks or browsing the local museum, there’s something to keep everyone entertained.
For a small town, Wellsford has an outstanding variety of places to eat. Whether you want a sit down meal or to grab something on the go, there's plenty of good food to choose from.
There's a couple of comfy motels on the main road and plenty more options a little further out. Don't be afraid to get off the beaten track because the scenery and experience will be more than worth it.
There's no shortage of talent in the area and you'll find great examples at the monthly market.
The market runs on the first Saturday of every month and is steadily growing to include a selection of hand-crafted goods and delicious local produce.
The market's housed in the OWL Community Hub on the main road and runs rain or shine. Plus, there's plenty of parking behind the Hub.
When you're in town, tune in to Wellsford's local radio station Red Eye Radio. You’ll find it on 88.1FM and we think you'll love it.
Other areas in the greater Wellsford region are all accessible from the town itself so don't miss them. If you usually just zoom through (or on holiday weekends, crawl) make this trip the one you take the road less travelled and see what else this beautiful area has to offer.