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About Upper Harbour

He Kōrero mō Upper Harbour

The Upper Harbour Local Board includes Whenuapai, Herald Island and Hobsonville in the west, Pāremoremo, Greenhithe, Albany, Rosedale, Northcross, Unsworth and Pinehill in the east.

Character of the Upper Harbour Local Board area

Upper Harbour is a rapidly growing area.

The Upper Harbour Local Board area combines two areas previously under the jurisdiction of two separate councils. It is an area undergoing significant change.

In its southern reaches the redevelopment of the Hobsonville airbase is home to a new primary and secondary school, new business opportunities and a new ferry terminal.

The development of State Highway (SH) 18 has led to significant work on planning of the Hobsonville corridor and the Hobsonville village area.

Amenities in the Upper Harbour Local Board area

The area contains the Pāremoremo Scenic Reserve, the largest bush reserve on the North Shore and a site of ecological significance.

This reserve is a critical part of the North West Wildlink which links the Hauraki Gulf islands and the Waitakere Ranges together.

Download map showing Upper Harbour Local Board boundaries

​Further information about Upper Harbour

The State of Auckland report provides information on the state of Upper Harbour's environment as well as demographic and quality of life information in report cards produced by council.

Upper Harbour's economic profile provides information on the economy including employment and workforce statistics, number and type of businesses and productivity levels.

Upper Harbour paddling guide

The Upper Harbour paddling guide is a paper and digital resource assisting residents to explore the Northern Waitematā Harbour.

It provides various journey options for all ability levels and gives an indication of the length of time that the excursions will take.

​Upper Harbour walking guide

The Upper Harbour walking guide showcases various parks and reserves in the Upper Harbour area.

It provides information about access to amenities, dog access rules, walking track types and the time it would take to complete a walk.