Buying Slow-burning Firewood?

All enquiries, orders and sack refunds, please contact Chris

Ph: 09 361 5755 or
Mb: 021 661 932

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Yard Hours

  • mon 4pm till 6pm
  • tues 4pm till 6pm
  • weds 4pm till 6pm
  • thurs 4pm till 6pm
  • fri 4pm till 6pm
  • sat 11am till 4pm
  • sun 11am till 1pm
  • or A/Hrs pick ups call or text 021 661932
  • 259 Great North Road Grey Lynn
  • opposite the new Bunnings

Auckland Firewood

We only sell bagged firewood and kindling collected from our Grey Lynn yard. We don’t deliver firewood or sell cubic metres of loose firewood.

Auckland Firewood, 259 Great North Road, Grey Lynn

259 Great North Road, Grey Lynn (close to Bond St intersection)

What Are The Differences Between Softwoods & Hardwoods?

In the greater Auckland region, the most commonly burned firewoods are Pine, Macrocarpa, Gum and Ti-tree.

Pine (Pinus radiata) and Macrocarpa (Cupressus macrocarpa) are both conifers, and are described as softwoods. Gum (Eucalyptus sp.) and Ti-tree (Leptospermum scoparium), also known as Manuka and Tea Tree, are both broadleaf trees, and are described as hardwoods.

Softwoods are fast-growing trees, with comparatively large gaps between their annual increment rings. Hardwoods grow much slower, and their annual rings are very closely spaced.

In most cases, the more closely spaced a tree's annual rings, the heavier the wood and greater its bulk density. This gives most hardwoods slow-burning or long-burning properties, making them far superior for use as firewood than the softwoods.

Firewood should have a moisture content of no greater than 25%. Firewood with a moisture content of less than 20% is preferable in producing more efficient, clean-burning heat.

The Good Wood Scheme, recently adopted by Nelson City and Tasman District Councils, makes it illegal for residents to sell or burn firewood with a moisture content of more than 25% during winter months.

We support the introduction of firewood initiatives similar to the Good Wood Scheme by local councils throughout New Zealand.

Visit our Grey Lynn yard today & discuss your firewood requirements with knowledgeable & friendly staff.


All our firewood is sold in 50 x 83cm hessian sacks.

Bags range in weight from approximately 13-20kg, depending on the type of wood.

Cosy cloth sacks are refundable at 50 cents each.

Check our Firewood Prices for our full winter firewoods list.