Hobsonville Point is located on the upper coastline of Aucklands Waitemata Harbour. Its location makes it ideal for outdoors enthusiasts, boaties, kayakers and fishermen and all who enjoy water sports. There is a choice of beaches nearby from the white sandy beaches of Takapuna through to Torbay and Long Bay, while further north Orewa Beach and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula are only 45 kilometres away. The extension of the north western motorway allows residents quick access to the black sands and bush of the famous west coast beaches of Bethels, Muriwai and Piha, providing a great escape for bush enthusiasts, surfers, sunbathers and swimmers of all ages.
Hobsonville Point is a busy park-n-ride hub for the public transport network within and around the Upper-Waitemata catchment. Buses connect through Hobsonville Point to a regular fast-ferry service, managed by 360 Discovery, that runs daily to the Auckland CBD. Operating between Hobsonville Point and Beach Haven and connecting to the Downtown Ferry Terminal, the ferry journey to downtown Auckland takes just over 30 minutes by catamaran, with two morning and three afternoon sailings weekdays. The Hobsonville Point wharf has proved popular for commuters and visitors alike, featuring a large public deck, boardwalks, viewing platforms and a Hinaki sculpture by Northland artist, Virginia King.
Hobsonville Point Primary School is an architecturally designed, state-of-the-art primary school catering for years 1-8. Located close to the centre of the residential development in De Havilland Drive, the founding principal of the primary school is Daniel Birch. The school boasts ultra-fast broadband connections. Each student has their own learning plan focused on their individual strengths, future goals, particular interests and targeted areas for improvement.
Hobsonville Point Secondary School is a ultra-modern, state-of-the-art Secondary School located within the residential development on Hobsonville Point Road. Its classrooms currently cater for year 9 and year 10 students, and will eventually accommodate a final roll of 1500 students, across years 9 through to 13 by 2018. Founding Principal of the secondary school is Maurie Abraham.
Hobsonville Point offers a tremendous range of amenities, both within the residential estate and across the surrounding areas. The Catalina Cafe©, located on the corner of Buckley Avenue and Hastings Crescent is the hub of the Hobsonville Point community, providing superb food, free range products and certified organic coffee. Located at the Landing on Hudson Bay Road, the popular Hobsonville Point Farmers Market is held every Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Boats and kayaks can also be launched from there, while a four kilometre coastal walk and cycle way around the perimeter of Hobsonville Point allows residents the chance to explore the areas natural highlights.
There is a huge range of shopping options within 10 minutes drive of Hobsonville Point. To the north, the Albany Shopping Mall offers over 150 retail shops and department stores, along with cinema complexes and a range of eateries. To the west, the Westgate town centre incorporates new civic amenities with retail, entertainment and accommodation within a 156 hectare area set amongst extensive parks and gardens. The fast developing complex includes a new 3500 square metre library, a specialty retail mall and adjoining supermarket, along with large-format retail outlets, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes. Locally at Hobsonville, there are plans to include a new supermarket and a retail shopping area in the near future.