Hobsonville Point is located on the upper coastline of Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. Its location makes it ideal for outdoors enthusiasts, boaties, fishermen, kayakers, and all who enjoy water sports. There are a range of beaches nearby, from the white sandy beaches of Takapuna, through to Torbay and Long Bay. Further north, Orewa Beach and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula are only 45 kilometres away. The connection of the Upper Harbour Motorway to West Auckland allows Hobsonville Point residents quick access to the black sands and tramping trails 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 has become a busy park-n-ride hub for the public transport network within and around the greater Upper-Waitemata catchment. Buses connect through Hobsonville Point to a regular fast-ferry service, managed by 360 Discovery, running 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 on weekdays. The Hobsonville Point wharf area has proved popular for commuters and visitors alike, featuring a vibrant farmers market, large public deck, boardwalks, water 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 to 8. Located at the centre of the residential development in De Havilland Drive, the major innovation for the school centre focused around ‘learning environments’ delivering ‘enquiry based learning’ - which is regarded internationally as educational best practice. In addition, the quality of acoustics, natural light, ventilation, and outdoor environments are far higher than those achieved in any other public school in the country. The school also 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 purpose-built, ultra-modern, state-of-the-art, decile 10 Secondary School, located on the main arterial - Hobsonville Point Road - within the residential development. It is one of the first schools to have achieved a 5 Green Star ‘Built’ rating, with an accompanying high quality range of acoustics, natural light, ventilation, and outdoor environments. The college’s classrooms currently cater for year 9 to 12 students, and will be opening to Year 13 students in 2018. With a current roll of just under 500 students, this state-of-the-art secondary school will eventually accommodate a final roll of 1500 students, serving 3000 new homes. 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.
Locally at Hobsonville Point, Hobson Centre is a brand new retail shopping area, including a Countdown supermarket, situated on Hobsonville Point Road, at the entrance into the residential development. The centre includes a family doctor and dental surgery, pharmacy, podiatrist, and physiotherapist, as well as a nail salon, massage clinic, and fitness gym. Hobson Centre boasts an excellent variety of restaurants, takeaways, bars, and cafes, as well as a raw foods store.
Further afield, there are a huge range of shopping options within a 10 minute 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.