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Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre

Woodhill Sands is a premier equestrian centre boasting over 3 acres of all weather sand arenas as well as a premier Grass Grand Prix Arena. 

Woodhill Sands proudly hosts a wide range of equestrian activities including:

Horse Trials
Show Jumping
Show Hunter
Ribbon Days
Pony Club Rallies and Camps
Training Clinics
Judging Clinics

Enquire also if you require space to run a non equestrian event. For all event enquiries contact info@woodhillsands.co.nz

Other Handy Location Information

Nearest Gas Station - to the south there is a Caltex service station approximately 10km away in Waimauku. To the north Gasoline Alley in Helensville can easily accommodate horse trucks needing to refill
Nearest Supermarket - again to the south there is a small supermarket in Waimauku, otherwise Countdown in Helensville can comfortably supply all needs

Also in Helensville - for those requiring a 'time out' Helensville has a number of quality coffee houses. Try the Ginger Crunch Cafe at the railway station or the Art House Cafe. For anyone not wanting to cook Helensville also provides many take out options.

Homestay / Bed & Breakfast

Hillside B & B
Approx 2-5 mins drive from the venue.  Hillside B&B is a family-run bed and breakfast on a quiet, rural smallholding in Woodhill, overlooking the Kaipara River valley, northwest of central Auckland.
Whether you are looking for a rest stop while touring the region, a quiet retreat for a weekend away or a ‘basecamp’ for a longer holiday, Hillside B&B is your home away from home.  Contact Buzz & Wendy To arrange your next weekend getaway or rural retreat,  call   on 09 420 8586 or email us at stay@hillsidebandb.net   (Tarrant Rd, Woodhill)

Greenlaw B&B
Approx 5-8 mins drive from the venue. Historic two-storey home set in beautiful gardens overlooking the Kaipara River, farmland and the town of Helensville.
29 Rogan Ave, Helensville.
Ph 09 420 8951. Fax  09 420 8839. Email: raywincruickshank@hotmail.com

Kaipara Blooms
Approx 15 mins drive from the venue. Traditional homestay at Kaukapakapa with lovely country views features cut flower glasshouses and sailing on the Hauraki Gulf by arrangement.
15 Anderson Road, RD2 Helensville.
Ph/fax 09 420 5764. Email: brulina@xtra.co.nz Click here to visit Kaipara Bloom's webpage

Macadamia Farm Stay
Approx 15 mins drive from the venue. Fully equipped and self contained unit uniquely located on a working macadamia nut farm.
876 South Head Road, South Head, Helensville.
Ph/Fax: 09 420 2992. Mob: 021 463 359. Email: gelderman@clear.net.nz

Malolo House
Approx 5 mins drive from the venue. Turn-of-the-century villa in central Helensville featuring B & B accommodation.
110 Commercial Rd, Helensville.
Ph 09 420 7262. Email: malolo@xtra.co.nz

Pine Tree Retreat & Farmstay
Approx 20 mins drive from the venue. With panoramic views over the Kaipara Harbour and South Head farmlands, Pine Tree Retreat offers the perfect recipe for a relaxing getaway.
75 Higham Road, South Head, Helensville.
Ph/Fax 09 420 2096. Email: marie.narbey@clear.net.nz

Rose Cottage
Approx 10 mins drive from the venue. Self contained bed and breakfast with Queen size bed and ensuite.
2191 State Highway 16, Helensville 0875.
Ph 0800 755 433. Fax 09 420 7966. Email: kidds@xtra.co.nz
Click here to visit Rose Cottage's webpage

Riding Schools
Rayner Riding
Rayner Riding is a boutique riding establishment dedicated entirely to Adult Riding tuition. We specialise in Adult Riding Lessons for Beginner Riders, Reconnecting Riders and Confidence Coaching.
Contact: Sandi   
80 Te Pua School Rd, Auckland 0875
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Email Address:


027 4 WSANDS
(0274 972 637)
4 James Mackie Rd
Helensville 0875