Last Updated: 4th Jun 2024


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Wenderholm Wide

Orewa, Auckland

Submitted by Nick Allen

Last Updated: 4th Jun 2024


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Grunt Factor: 14 ?

Gnarl Factor: 39 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest



Open farmlands

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -8.9%


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Estimated Times to Run







The tracks are pretty well marked, it's just a matter of looping them together through the farmland and closing gates behind you. Wednesday's in summer there's a group that leaves the carpark at 7pm for an hour or so across this trail or a variation that includes the river mouth.

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The course starts from a lovely gravel carpark, and actually, there's a bus to Waiwera 981 that stops our front. You can connect with the bus at the Hibiscus Coast station (end stop of the Northern Express). So this is actually doable for those without a car, that can get to Britomart. The trip out to Waiwera from the city would be around an hour.

6 km

6 minutes




If all else fails head straight or downhill. From any point in the trail you'll hit the river, coast or a road and can walk out from there.

Generally good.

Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries

There's drinking water down at the farmhouse and at the main Wenderholm toilets.

Muddy after rain on the hills and damp in the grass of the farmland over winter.

Typical roots across track.

views of the beach from the upstairs balcony and a pretty good variety of food, vegan, keto and carb plus!

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Linda Hopper

has completed Wenderholm Wide twice in the last year.

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Trail Reviews

Great mixture of terrain and elevation and good for loops if you want to set up an aid station for long accumulated km/time :)

Aeron Storey

June 12, 2021

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