Visit Wellsford, NZ

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.

Things to do

Things to do in Wellsford

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.

Places to eat

Good things to eat in Wellsford, NZ

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.

Stay the night

Places to stay in Wellsford, NZ

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.

Featured local businesses

Whanga Eats

1199 Matakana Valley Road, Whangaripo , Auckland
09-973 3416

Whanga Eats

Waimarino Natural Health

Wellsford
09 431 3171

Waimarino Natural Health

GoodTenant™

Wellsford
0508 466 383

GoodTenant™

Aotearoa Surf School

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

Aotearoa Surf School

Wellsford to Warkworth Bus Service

Station Road East, Wellsford , Auckland

Wellsford to Warkworth Bus Service

Special Offers

Tune in ♫

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.

What's on

The Ultimate Kids' Surf Camp 3

An epic 6-day, fun-filled adventure for kids aged 8-16. Our Ultimate Kids’ Surf camp is the perfect action / adventure holiday. Each day kids will get to enjoy two surf lessons as well as a whole host of other activities!
Te Arai

Wellsford Market Day

Wellsford market day is the first Saturday of every month at the OWL Community Hub, 120 Rodney Street.
Wellsford

Surf Sistas (Women's Only Surf Group) Program 5 (Saturdays)

Surf Sistas is where the girls come together! Learn to surf, refine your surfing techniques and build ocean confidence! A 4-week program, every Monday 11am - 12.30pm or Saturday 9.30am - 11am based at Mangawhai Heads or Te Arai Beach.
Te Arai

Micro & Junior Surfers - After School Program

A term 1 and 4 program dedicated to getting kids confident in the ocean and up on surf boards. Micro surfers age 4-6 and junior surfers age 7 - 16. Bookings essential.
Te Arai

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
Te Arai Point
It's easy to miss but it's the most beautiful beach in the area

Explore

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.