Puhoi, Auckland
Kayaking at Puhoi, Auckland
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​Puhoi is a picturesque historical gem in scenic surrounds. Get a glimpse into early village life in rural Auckland and enjoy the historical walks in this small community. Go kayaking up Puhoi River or stop for lunch at the renowned café and cheese store or the lively pub.

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The view from the air at Puhoi, Auckland

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Paddle up river
Hire a kayak and head up Puhoi River to peaceful Wenderholm Regional Park. Take in the scenery along the way and enjoy a picnic or barbecue at the park. 

Grab a bite, a pint or a cup of tea
Indulge in some of New Zealand’s best cheeses at the boutique café and cheese store, try a beer and a hearty meal at the traditional pub or enjoy Devonshire tea at the charming cottage tearooms.

Gaze into the past
Puhoi Valley was founded in 1863 by two cheese makers – visit the Puhoi Bohemian Museum in the old convent school to learn more about the village’s history.

Tea rooms at Puhoi, Auckland

​Why visit?

Visit the historic Bohemian village of Puhoi for a taste of village life in rural Auckland. Puhoi is just 25 minutes north of the CBD and is a perfect stop off for those heading north. 

Paddle up the same kayak path that the Bohemians took two centuries ago when they arrived from the Czech Republic and enjoy the scenery as you go.

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