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The Wenderholm Wonder, Auckland

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The Wenderholm WonderBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Tracy Southern

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Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest

Beginner - Intermediate

1:15 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:45 (Fast)



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There are a few different routes to take, but all are well signed and colour coordinated, I run on my own up there, never have I had an issue with getting lost, it is very clear and easy to follow, you do run very close to the cliff edge but again it is all clearly marked out.

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Features of interest

Bird life is awesome, lots of history, amazing views and scenery

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 80%

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  • Access

    Park at the Wenderholm carpark, and then follow the signs for the walking tracks

    Lots of parking at the located car park. Never had a problem with safety, there seems to be people working around the area keeping a good eye out

    44 km

    41 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

    If I can find my way around anyone can!!! The signs are beautifully clear, everything up there is well maintained


    Waterproof leggings, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    There are water fountains around the area

    Could become very muddy in places and slippy on the steps and boardwalks after down pours

    You do have to take care, its very distracting because its so beautiful, but you have to stay focused lots of tree routes out to get you, some low lying branches that could cause a bit of damage, lots of steps and board walks that could become slippy, some tough down hills but there are some bloody good down hills to that are great fun, I did also appreciate that I had my good trail shoes on, so I wouldn't advise road shoes

  • Post run indulgence

    Puohi Pub
    5 Saleyards Rd Puohi Village
    Beer of course! :)

    Workshop Cafe
    7 Furnace Place Silverdale
    Beautiful Coffee and wonderful food, the cafe is a container cafe so very different than you normal cafe, and the people that own it are wonderful

    Kiwi Cafe
    5 Agency Lane Silverdale
    The "BEST" home made pies around!

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