~ Wellsford ~
Just an hour north of Aucklands CBD
History tells us that Wellsford town came by it's name based on the surnames of the first settlers of the area.
Watson, Edger, Lester, Levet, Simpson, Foster, Oldfield, Ramsbottom and Dibble.
A great place to stop for a rest break, enjoy great food, public toilets, charge your electric car at the public library, stop at the park, let the kids stretch their legs.
Go on a bush walk, or visit the Pioneer Museum, explore the antique and retro shops, or maybe some rural secondhand and collectables.
Wellsford is situated at the crossroads of East and West, North and South great fishing either coast so stay a while, in a motel, or farmstay, visit an olive grove, or an alpaca farm, come see some cows being milked, or visit a living Marae in Te Hana. Why not visit a farm supply shop and buy some great hardwearing rural gear, or perhaps you scuba dive, visit the dry suit factory shop, maybe you'd like to try horseriding, or join a photography club.
Visit the Tomarata or Wellsford rugby field on a Saturday during rugby season, watch a country club game...no entry fee here.... you might even see Rene Ranger...what about Golf, Wellsford has a fantastic golf course, squash, tennis and netball courts too!
Fresh produce, peaches, mandarins, apples, avo's, olive oil, all kinds of good country tucker, local delicious ham and bacon, great fresh bread bakeries, pizza, pie or sushi, Wellsford even has McD's and all night gas stations!
Stop for a rest in Wellsford, we got it all and if you stop to explore, you will discover....MUCH much more!!
Te Arai Point Surf Beach
Hoteo Recreational Reserve