Kumeu, West Auckland

Kumeū is a prosperous rural community in New Zealand, 25 km north-west of the centre of Auckland City.

Kumeu blends rich heritage with a picturesque landscape. The winemaking tradition of the area dates back to the 1940s, when families of Croatian descent opened the first wineries of Auckland.

Host to Auckland’s oldest winery, Kumeu boasts award-winning restaurants, interesting galleries, and a range of specialty shops. Kumeu is a soothing mix of boutique wineries, orchards, and lush farmland.

History and Demographics

Originally, the district was settled by immigrants from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, many of whom were part of traditional wine-growing families.

The population of Kumeu-Huapai was 3,432 in the 2018 New Zealand census. There were 1,110 households in the area.


The primary schools of the Huapai District School and the Matua Ngaru School, and the state-integrated Hare Krishna School, which is a composite school, serve Kumeu.

The majority of high-school students attend school in the nearby suburbs.

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