Things to do and see in Helensville – January 2017

Helensville and the greater area has a huge variety of things to do, there is always something to do , for more businesses and services in the Helensville, Parakai, South Head, Shelly Beach, Waioneke, Kaukapakapa, Makarau, Wainui & Waitoki, Woodhill, Muriwai, Huapai, Kumeu, Riverhead areas visit - or search our Local Business Book.

Fishing Charters
Ali-Kat Charters
Come out fishing on the mighty Kaipara Harbour with skipper Wayne who has over 30 years experience.
Ph: Wayne: 021 258 5431
or Sharon: 021 848 388 or Bus: 09 420 8285
Shamrock Charters
Cherryl & Rod Bridge – Groups, Casuals $60pp. Kaipara fishing at its best with free tea, coffee & Cookies.
Ph: 420 7061 or Mob: 0275 682 447

Parakai Airfield
Introductory flights, Aerial Photos, Skydiving.
76 Green Rd, Parakai.  Ph: 09 420 8010.

Garden Tours
Kaipara Coast Plant Centre & Sculpture Gardens
Stunning sculptures set is beautiful gardens
1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Auckland 0843 (4km north of Kaukapakapa on SH16, approx 15 mins north of Helensville).
Ph: 420 5655 Mob: 027 272 3604

Golf Courses
Helensville District Golf Club
Peak Road, Helensville.
Ph: 420 5454
South Head Golf Club
South Head Road, Helensville.
Ph: 420 2838

Harbour and River Cruises
Kaipara Harbour Tours MV Kewpie Two.
Helensville, Kaipara. Cruises from 3 hours to 3 days
Ph: 420 8466

Hot Thermal Pools
Parakai Springs Hot Pools
Indoor/outdoor pools, slides, Rodney VIP discount
150 Parkhurst Rd, Parakai.
Ph: 420 8998

Helensville Laundromat
Self Service, Open 7 Days, 8am – 8pm
63 Mill Road, Heelnsville
Ph: 0212 111 547

Helensville Library
49 Commercial Rd, Helensville
9.30am - 5 pm daily, . Internet access available.
Ph: 420 8645

Helensville Pioneer Museum
Riverside Reserve, 98 Mill Rd, Helensville.
Ph: 420 7881
Helensville Railway Museum
1 Railway Street, Helensville (adjacent to rail station).
The museum is open to the public. Opening hours are 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. Website:

Beaches, Picnic Areas, Walks & Walkways
Gannet Colony - Follow directions to Maori Bay
Goldie’s Bush Walkway - 6 Constable Rd, Muriwai (10.4km from Waimauku via Taiapa Road and Muriwai Road)
Helensville Heritage Walks - trace Helensville’s past and how it relates to present day. Brochures with directions available from the Museum, Visitor Bureau and New Horizons.
Helensville – Parakai - Mill Rd – Parkhurst Rd, Helensville/Parakai. 45–60 minutes one way. A series of reserves and walkways starting with a circular track at Helensville River Reserve - (old tip site), along cycle/walkway to Parakai, turn right into reserve by Te Moau Stream (playground in Te Moau Reserve). Follow stream to Wharf Reserve and back into Parakai Ave.
Helensville Riverside - Creek Lane, Helensville. 30–45mins. Main entrance from Creek Lane. Boardwalk along river edge past former dairy factory to Mill Rd. Also a shorter loop grass walkway.
Kaipara Harbour Lookout - 4km from Kaukapakapa along Kaipara Coast Highway
Lake Ototoa - 31.3km from Helensville along South Head Road and left into Donohue Road. Short track to dune lake stocked with trout. Good for kayaking. Possible to walk around lake depending on lake levels.
Maori Bay - 11km from Waimauku follow Muriwai Road, turn right into Motutara Road, left into Waitea Road before Sand Dunz Beach Café, Maori Bay in on the right.
Muriwai - 11km from Waimauku follow Muriwai Road, turn right into Motutara Road.
Mosquito Bay -  41km via South Head Road, Steep track to small bay near head of Kaipara Harbour.
Mt Auckland - 22km from Kaukapakapa along Kaipara Coast Highway (SH 16), 3 km down Glorit-Kaipara Hills Rd, off Kaipara Coast Highway (SH16).
Omeru Falls - 7.5km from Kaukapakapa on Kaipara Coast Highway (SH 16)
Parakai Domain - 3.2km from Helensville on Parkhurst Rd, Parakai. Camping, hot pools are available.
Shelly Beach - 22.6km from Helensville travelling north on South Head Road, turning right into Shelly Beach Road follow to the end.

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