The secret to Woodend is exploring. Located on State Highway One, many make the mistake of driving on through and missing the numerous walking, cycling and nature opportunities well known to locals. A short trip off the highway brings you to Woodend Beach – one of the gorgeous, expansive sandy beaches here in North Canterbury and part of the Tūhaitara Coastal Park. Here you can swim, relax, fossick, walk or cycle to your heart’s content. Trails lead in both directions, connecting you to other nearby beaches or townships, and back, so you can meander back to the car and take your pick of Woodend’s many food offerings.
For information on Woodend for businesses development and support please refer to Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC). ENC is the economic development agency for North Canterbury and offers support and training for businesses in North Canterbury.