To the north of Auckland, the Hibiscus Coast embraces the beaches of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the township of Orewa, the thermal area of Waiwera, the riverside community of Stillwater and the industrial settlement of Silverdale, backed by the farmlands of Wainui.
The Hibiscus Coast is just 35kms to the north of downtown Auckland via a modern motorway and has become popular with overseas travellers, New Zealand visitors, Aucklanders and locals enjoying their own surroundings. It has a population at present of little more than 28,000, supporting seven primary schools, an intermediate school and two secondary schools.
Shopping centres may be found at Gulf Harbour, Manly Village, Pacific Plaza on Whangaparaoa Peninsula, Orewa Beach and Silverdale. The area has developed rapidly over the past few years and now caters for a diverse range of interests. Sidewalk cafes, restaurants and entertainment facilities surround the area, and of course the numerous beaches of the area all offer endless alternatives for recreational activities summer and winter.
Eight different boats ramps allow the launching of leisure craft no matter what the conditions - although we can say that we are fortunate to have an excess of beautiful weather. The Hibiscus Coast Peninsula is known to be a number of degrees warmer than the city because we have a narrow land mass surrounded by plenty of water.