Areas of West Auckland

A guide to areas of West Auckland and Waitakere locations. Places to go outside Auckland City including Titirangi Village, Waiatarua, Oratia, Henderson and Kumeu, coastal beaches, harbourside parks, bays, wineries and shopping districts.

Titirangi Village

Titirangi is a picturesque village nestled on the ridge overlooking Auckland’s twin harbours of the Waitemata to the east and the Manukau to the west. More →


Manukau Bays and Beaches

Wind your way from Titirangi along bush covered hills and valleys to the tranquil, private beaches of the Manukau Harbour, including Cornwallis, Kaitarakihi, and Laingholm and Huia, and to the wild west coast surf beach of Whatipu. More →

Piha and West Coast beaches

Dramatic locations with black iron sand and pounding surf. Watch stunning sunsets over the Tasman Sea or walk along meandering streams, through rainforest trails to exotic waterfalls. More →


Waiatarua, Oratia, Swanson and Henderson Valley

Along Scenic Drive from Titirangi is this majestic ridge location surrounded by the 16,000 hectares (4100 acres) of pristine rainforest. These delightful semi rural areas have a charming history. More →

Muriwai Beach, Kumeu, Huapai and Waimauku

The North West motorway (SH16) takes you to this rich horticultural district with many well known vineyards and orchards. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be purchased direct from the growers. More →


Henderson, New Lynn and Massey

At the start of Titirangi Road, New Lynn links the Waitakere Ranges by rail to Auckland City and is approximately eight minutes’ drive from Titirangi. This vibrant precinct includes the New Lynn Shopping Mall and most NZ major banks. More →

Waitakere ranges