Whats so good about Te Atatu Peninsula?
This blog is about West Auckland, the good, the bad, and sometimes the ugly. It has a few contributors and so opinion will vary from writer to writer.
Some like me are not very good at writing at all so please bear with and have a little grace for my poor spelling. Even with built-in spell checking, mistakes seem to get through.
I live in the wonderful Te Atatu Peninsula which is only about 15 Minutes from Auckland’s Central Business District on the North Western Motorway. Coming down into Te Atatu Peninsula used to give you sweeping views over green fields with the Waitemata harbour and then on to the city and the very visible sky tower in the background. Even Rangitoto can be seen in the far distance.
Taking the first left will give you a place to park away from the main road and just sit in your car or a park bench and contemplate your day before going home to loud appreciating teenagers. (Well that’s how it is in my house).
Now of course at least temporarily the view is obstructed by a large fence that hides diggers and other machinery. This apparently is for the work being done to the motorway. We should get our view back at some time.
I like paddle boarding, saltwater fly fishing, casual cycling, and walking in the morning or evening. All of these activities are within easy reach of this great peninsula. Yes, even saltwater fly fishing as I have caught snapper and kahawai wading in at Pt. Chevalier close to the motorway. I grew up surfing at Piha. Also as I youngster, I liked tramping in the Waitakere Ranges. Woodhill forest is not to far away and is one of the best areas for mountain biking I know.
West Auckland has so much to offer that I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
But perhaps the best thing is the diverse culture and Te Atatu has a really great community feel about it.
There are people I know that live in Te Atatu Peninsula that I have not seen for years and then I will bump into them twice in the same week. I would love to say that problems don’t exist but that would be lying. But to me, it seems that most people and cultures get on fairly well.
I like good coffee so it’s important to have a few good cafés around, and we do. The Luscious Food Store and Fuse are my favourites. I don’t go to Luscious mid-morning because the place is overrun with mums and toddlers, all getting their morning fix (not the toddlers). So it can get a bit noisy when your past that stage. Fuze has the Fuse Benedict which is to die for. My wife and I have not found a better breakfast in Auckland and I am not kidding, the coffee great too.
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If you would like to live here, call me, I am a local Te Atatu real estate agent Mark Boyd with Barfoot and Thompson. Licensed under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008. The figures that I have calculated 0n this page are correct to the best of my knowledge.