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Maraetai / Beachlands

Maraetai/Beachlands - Our Pohutukawa Coast

  Beachlands is located on the "Pohutukawa Coast" and in close proximity to Maraetai.  Together, the two areas have a                         combined  population of around 5277 (according to the 2006 Census).

 Manukau City Centre by car, is around a half hour drive and is  the same time to the Auckland CBD by ferry.

By road, Papakura is a 30 minute drive, while  central  Auckland (Sky Tower) is less than 40 km from central Beachlands and Maraetai. Many English migrants and increasing   numbers of  South Africans have moved into the area in recent years.

 The village has a fast expanding decile 10 school. There is also a kindergarten and several play centres.

There are no  colleges  for students aged 13–18 in the area but there are free buses providing access to schools such as Howick College and Botany Downs Secondary College as well as special character schools such as Elim Christian CollegeSancta Maria CollegeSaint Kentigern College and Star of the Sea primary school.

The fully serviced marina at Pine Harbour includes a ferry service to central Auckland.

 A limited service also operates to Waiheke at weekends during holiday periods.

Natural attractions in the immediate area include Sunkist Bay Beach, Shelly Beach and Snapper Rock. The Domain is the small park in the centre of Beachlands on the corner of Beachlands Road, Sunkist Bay Road and Karaka Road. Offshore, Motukaraka Island (also known as Flat Top Island or Flat Island) is located near the entrance to Pine Harbour Marina and is accessible at low tide. It is a short walk from the shore.

Te Puru Sports Centre, located in Te Puru Park between Beachlands and Maraetai, is the base for the Te Puru Keas (junior cubs), Cubs and Scouts. A gym, tennis, sports fields and a large indoor arena provide a cultural centre that unites Beachlands and neighbouring Maraetai into 'the Pohutakawa Coast' community. The Te Puru Centre was initiated by local effort and fundraising and completed with a 50% grant from former Manukau City Mayor Sir Barry Curtis.

A walkway/cycleway also runs between Maraetai and Beachlands following the coast through Omana and Te Puru.

Sand to mud run pic
Surf lifeguards at Karioitahi Feb 2016
Seddon St Lamp by Paul Smith
Sugar Plum
Souvenir shop pic  April 2016

Accommodation

Waikato Region

Hampton Downs Motor Lodge

Phone: 09 280 6590

Tuakau

Tuakau Hotel

 
Tuakau Hotel - Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.

1-3 George Street, Tuakau
Phone: 09 236 8084

Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm but is enhanced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. Tuakau Hotel offers accommodation for up to 40 guests with 10 tastefully appointed bedrooms in the historic part of the hotel and 6 self contained apartments. Since 2008 there has been an extreme make-over taking place culminating in the re-opening of the hotel late in 2011.


Pukekohe

Touchwood Motor Lodge

Phone: 09 2387205

Clarks Beach

Clarks Beach Holiday Park

Phone: + 64 (0) 9 232 1685

Pukekohe

BK's Counties Motor Lodge

 
BK's Counties Motor Lodge - 'Winner of 2013 Pukekohe Business Association Hospitality Award', we will help you to relax and enjoy the blend of Franklin Country hospitality with a hint of the city. We offer a wide variety of room styles to suit business and leisure travellers.

78 East Street, Pukekohe
Phone: 09 238 5969

'Winner of 2013 Pukekohe Business Association Hospitality Award', we will help you to relax and enjoy the blend of Franklin Country hospitality with a hint of the city. We offer a wide variety of room styles to suit business and leisure travellers.


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