Rimmer Road

Rimmer Road - Public Access Easement closed
Beach unaccessible via Rimmer Road

Access to the beach and dunes is via Rimmer Road in Woodhill Forest, which is in private ownership.
A Public Access Easement is registered over that part of Rimmer Road through the forest under the Crown Forest Assets Act 1989.
The landowner has closed the easement due to safety concerns.

Woodhill Forest Notices

Site Information

This site is located part way up Muriwai Beach on the West Coast north of Auckland, approximately 55 Km north west of the city centre.

This site used to be used for for early HG  training, but now it is mainly used for PG in stronger conditions.

It is possible for HG and PG to soar the entire length of the dunes although the dunes are quite low in most places.

Take State Highway 16 from the Northwestern Motorway and follow this highway almost to Helensville.  Rimmer Road is several kilometres before Helensville on the left.

Take Rimmer Road out through Woodhill Forest to the parking area just before the dunes.  Access to the beach is 4WD territory.

The official takeoff is approximately 30 metres to the north on the sand dunes, but most of the length of the dunes have suitable launches as well.

​Site Type



On the beach

Weather and Wind Direction

South West, West

The club operations a weather station at Muriwai

Mandatory Notices

See access conditions.

Site Radio Channel

Channel 20 - 476.900MHz.


Hang Gliding

HG Beginner


PG 2



Rimmer Road is within CTA/C with a flight ceiling of 2,500 ft ASL. Stay below this ceiling! 

All of the other Muriwai flying sites are located within VFR Transit Lane T158 with a ceiling of 2000ft ASL.

Access Conditions

Site Monitor

Stefan Sebregts - 027 225 2255  



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