Puhoi is a hidden gem for a number of reasons. The Puhoi pub, one of New Zealand’s oldest pubs is one good reason to visit. The cheese is another. However, the best reason to visit Puhoi is to get out onto the river. This little secret spot can be spotted from SH1 as you head north out of Auckland but for many, they never stop to check it out. Error.
The Puhoi River meanders its ways from Puhoi to Wenderholm Regional Park and is such a great way to check out this beautiful part of Auckland. It’s 8kms and you can take your time cruising downstream. Puhoi River Canoe Hire will even pick you up at the other end and bring you back.