The SpaceTired of traffic noise and hustle and bustle of big city? Come and experience best of the New Zealand country life in luxury. Sited on a private, elevated crest only 30 minutes drive from Auckland City Centre overlooking the Kaipara River valley, Woodhill Rise Boutique Guest Accommodation enjoys expansive views over rolling pastures and wooded vales, all the way to Woodhill Forest and on to the Tasman Sea.
Level two, upstairs
Large windows/doors with views to North and South, and all-day sun from North
Bathtub with expansive views to South over rolling countryside vistas
Under-floor in-tile heating in bathroom
Environmentally friendly, sustainably sourced, allergen-free cork flooring
Access to level two balcony shared between two Classic rooms
Two-seater table/chairs on balcony Guest AccessClassic West Room is located upstairs.
Each of the three rooms has external entry/exit, adjacent to the main body of the house. This gives you private access so you don’t have to worry about when you come and go, and don’t need to go via the main house to get to and from your room.
Both of the Classic rooms adjoin a large second storey balcony, where you can have your breakfast served on fine weather mornings, or enjoy a relaxing sun-downer overlooking the view. For easier access, the Pacific room is located at ground level.
Features of all rooms include:
Premium comfort beds and bedding
Tea and coffee-making facilities, including well-known organic, NZ-roasted coffee from Zumo Coffee
Flat-screen 32” television (minimum)
SKY television (i.e. “cable” / “satellite” TV) routed to room on request
Bamboo bathroom towels
Bathrobes for two
Large shower booth
Heated towel drying rack
Access to large guest fridge/freezer shared between guest rooms Interaction with GuestsDelicious Country Breaskfast The NeighborhoodIn the growing Woodhill recreational area, and wider lifestyle district, you’ll find no shortage of activities and sights to explore. Well-known for a number of charming wedding venues, the Norwest is also blessed as one of New Zealand’s oldest wine-growing regions and orchard-grounds, so wine tours and seasonal produce are always a highlight.
In the Woodhill Forest and the vast black-sand Muriwai coastline which it borders, visitors can enjoy a range of activities including horse-trekking, mountain-biking, off-roading and 4×4’ing, a tree-top adventure course, paintball, Blokart beach-sailing, surfing, year-round golf at Auckland’s links course alongside Muriwai beach, and the sights of Muriwai’s own resident gannet colony.
Along the nearby West coast, you’ll find the pristine native rainforest-clad Waitakere ranges, filled with a choice of superb walks and short tramps, and ready access to an array of unique black-sand beaches, from surfer’s delights at Piha, to secluded Karekare, laidback Bethells (or its neighbouring lake) and, closer to home, Muriwai beach.
For equestrian-lovers, the substantial Woodhill Sands complex is just five minutes’ drive away on the road to Helensville, a small township with touches of its quaint pioneer past. Also close-by, just outside of Helensville, are the Parakai hotsprings and the Parakai Macadamia Farm. A short drive up the West coast brings you to the rugged Kaipara harbour, with plenty of options for self-guided or chartered fishing, touring or kayaking trips.
Food and beverage options in the area are constantly expanding. Along with a range of local wineries and vineyards, many of which offer cellar door tastings, there are a number of good restaurants, and plenty of cafes and casual options as well, all within a short drive from your base at Woodhill Rise. At different times of the year, various farmers’ markets and local produce fairs are held, as well as artisanal destinations such as the award-winning organic goat cheese operation just outside of Kumeu where you can pick up some of their fine product right from the source, or the popular micro-brewery and bar on the road back to Auckland.
For day-to-day amenities, Helensville, Waimauku and Kumeu townships offer all of the essentials within a 10 minute drive, and the more extensive Westgate shopping centre is under 20 minutes’ drive. Getting AroundBy car