Our comfortable family home has four bedrooms and open plan living / dining with an office. There is a front and back deck and quiet garden. We have a wood...
Where is it?
Handy to shops, public transport, airport, public swimming pool and parks (including Auckland’s biggest, Cornwall Park, or in Maori language, ‘Maungakiekie').
This character-filled, historic suburb of Onehunga features a mix of large old wooden houses, smaller wood and brick homes, and newer apartments. Originally founded around the Port of Onehunga, now defunct, the area has always been cosmopolitan and vibrant.
The first woman mayor in the British Empire , Elizabeth Yates, was Mayoress of Onehunga Borough in 1894; all women in New Zealand were the first in the world to be 'allowed' to vote in national Parliamentary elections - from 1893.
Located 10km (15 mins drive off-peak) from Auckland Airport (international and domestic); 20 min drive from the central business district or heart of Auckland City (theatres, casino, waterfront dining, ferries to Hauraki Gulf islands); 40 mins drive to multiple city beaches with white sand and safe swimming; 10 minutes walk to local supermarket/whole-food store/hairdresser/travel agent/medical clinics/etc, 3 mins walk to bus stop; 3 mins drive to Onehunga Train Station that goes to upmarket Newmarket shops and further on, downtown Auckland.
Head north to the Bay of Islands (4 hours drive) for the historic Waitangi settlement, game fishing, dolphin-watching, scenic boating and beaches; south-east to Coromandel Peninsula surf beaches, bush walks and peace (2 hours drive); south to Rotorua (3 hours) for geothermal attractions, picturesque lakes, trout fishing and Maori cultural centre, or to Matamata (2 hours) to get to Hobbiton “Lord of the Rings” attraction or to Mount Ruapheu for skiing and hiking (4.5 hours drive).
Major cities are linked by bus.
Hop on an Air New Zealand airplane to the quaint capital city of Wellington (1 hour flight); or to the pristine (cooler) South Island for beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains, fjords, snow, gold mining history and under-populated but sophisticated towns and villages (for example, 2 hour flight to Queenstown ski resort). Enjoy vineyards nationwide!