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About Hibiscus and Bays

He Kōrero mō Hibiscus and Bays

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area stretches from Waiwera in the north to Campbells Bay in the south across the Whangaparaoa Peninsula out to Tiritiri Matangi Island. Our area is known for its spectacular beaches, parks and reserves. Our main town centres are Orewa, Silverdale, Whangaparaoa, Browns Bay and Mairangi Bay.

Character of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area

The character of our town centres and coastal villages is unique and makes them attractive places to shop and meet.

As one of the fastest growing areas in Auckland, we passionately protect our stunning natural environment and strong communities.

We know we are one of the safest places to live within Auckland and we want to keep up that great record.

It is important that our residents feel strongly connected to their local community and have opportunities to meet new people and share experiences.

Amenities in the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area

The Waiwera Hot Pools park is New Zealand's largest water park, attracting over 350,000 visitors a year.

Hibiscus and Bays' many beautiful and safe beaches include Shakespear Regional Park, which is New Zealand's most visited accessible open sanctuary, integrating conservation, recreation and farming.

Shakespear's pest- free habitat provides a safe home for threatened native wildlife and has recently seen the spotted kiwi and north island robin released in the park - both endangered species.

Long Bay Regional Park has over a million visitors a year. The Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve protects a variety of coastal habitats including sandy beaches, rocky reefs, estuarine mudflats and mangroves.

Gulf Harbour Marina is a popular marina, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. It is only a short ferry ride to the nationally recognised ecological sanctuary Tiritiri Matangi Island.

The island represents an amazing opportunity to see some unique native treasures. Tiritiri Matangi is rich in Māori and European history with one of the most successful community-lead conservation projects in the world.

Orewa Beach is a popular destination for swimming, kite surfing and riding around Te Ara Tahuna and stopping to visit the Estuary Arts Centre –and the new Western Skatepark is a fantastic new place for young and old.

Download map showing Hibiscus and Bays Local Board boundaries

Further information about Hibiscus and Bays

The census profile provides an overview to help you understand population, economy and housing trends across Hibiscus and Bays.

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Hibiscus and Bays environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by council.

The Hibiscus and Bays economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.