Auckland Police Pipe Band - Helensville 150th Parade - 2012

As well as being within easy reach of Auckland, Hillside B&B is ideally located for guests to take advantage of the wide variety of local and regional attractions.  Whether you are interested in adventure sports, history, food and wine or simply enjoying the natural beauty  of the area, there’s plenty to choose from.

Woodhill Community

Moko Ink – Just around the corner is Inia Taylor’s Moko Ink, the world’s first Maori tattoo studio specialising in the contemporary use and creation of traditional Maori and Polynesian Tatu.

Woodhill Forest – Woodhill Forest is a stunning natural playground for adventure lovers. Tackle some of Auckland’s best mountain biking trails, tear up the tracks on a quad bike or simply enjoy the scenery on a trail walk. Woodhill is great destination for activities all year round.

Woodhill Agistment Centre – Our next-door neighbour Merilyn Chambers provides safe grazing and wide range of equine facilities.

Woodhill Mountain Bike Park – 130km of purpose-built mountain bike single track, loaded with more than 250 man-made features and only a few minutes from our place.

Woodhill Sands Equestrian Centre – a premier equestrian centre boasting over 3 acres of all weather sand arenas as well as two Couch Grass Grand Prix Arenas.

Rest & Relaxation

Kaipara Harbour cruises

Parakai thermal pools

Muriwai Beach

Piha Beach

Waitakere Ranges & rainforest

Sports & Adventure

Tree Adventures

West Coast beaches


Historic Helensville

Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

The Twin Coast Discovery Highway

Wineries and Breweries

Artisan Wines

Babich Wines

Coopers Creek

Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant

Kerr Farm Vineyard

Kumeu River Wines

Lincoln Vineyard

Matua Valley Wines

Nobilo Wine Group

Soljans Estate Winery

The Tasting Shed

West Brook Winery