Te Atatu Peninsula, West Auckland

Te Atatu Peninsula, also known as Te Atatu North, is a suburb of Auckland City, surrounded by Waitemata Harbour, with clear views of the city skyline, the city centre and the north shore. Located at the western end of Waitemata Harbour, Te Atatū Peninsula is surrounded by Henderson Creek to the west and the Whau River to the east.


At the 2018 New Zealand census, Te Atatū Peninsula had a population of 13,344, with 4,353 households. Until the 1950s, the Te Atatū Peninsula was largely rural. The construction of the north-western motorway has contributed to the growth of the peninsula.

Parks and Reserves

The Te Atatū Peninsula is well endowed with parks and reserves, from the Taipari Strand on the western side to the 85-hectare Harbourview-Orangihina Park on the eastern side. You can walk around the coast from Orangihina through the Te Atatū Walkway to the northern tip of the peninsula, where the Taikata Sailing Club is located. There are also a number of inland parks, the largest of which is Te Atatū Peninsula Park.

Taipari Strand

The Taipari Strand is situated on the north side of the Te Atatu Peninsula, with a view over the Henderson Creek.

There’s a boat ramp for those who want to get into the water to enjoy a spot of fishing, wakeboarding, kayaking, or whatever else you’re looking for. Plenty of walking paths criss-cross the property-perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll through the magnificent bushland of West Auckland.

Harbourview-Orangihina Park 

Located on the Te Atatu Peninsula, Harbourview – Orangihina offers something truly unique. If you wander along the all-weather path to the south or meander along our gravel track to the north, breathe in the salty sea air as you look out over Waitemata Harbour. Take in the uninterrupted panoramic views of Auckland City, Harbor Bridge and Rangitoto from the resting places.

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