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Papakura / Clevedon

Papakura / Clevedon

 Papakura is located on the shores of the Pahurehure Inlet and is approximately 32 kms south of the Auckland CBD.

Papakura is a Māori word believed to have originated from papa, meaning earth or flat (abbreviation of Papatuanuku) and kura meaning red, reflecting the rich, fertile soil upon which the community was founded.

Papakura once served a significant military population, but now only the SAS special forces are based at Papakura. The nearby houses were originally Army Homes, but are now in private hands.

Some notable sports facilities include an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, an international-quality athletics track, a sports stadium, and venues for rugby, netball, cricket, golf, tennis, badminton, soccer, and many other sports. The council also operates a theatre and there are a number of skate parks.

Clevedon is located on the Wairoa River five kilometres from its estuary and outflow into the Tamaki Strait, an arm of the Hauraki Gulf. It is 14 kilometres from the centre of the suburb of Manukau, which lies to the northwest. To the south of Clevedon rise the rugged hills of the Hunua Ranges. Several popular beaches are located on the coast close to Clevedon, including Duder's Beach and Kawakawa Bay. Between these two beaches lies the Duder Regional Park.

Clevedon was named for ClevedonEngland, in 1866. It was previously known as Te Wairoa (Māori: 'the Long River'). There were formerly many schools located in Clevedon (the Wairoa district) but only one remains, Clevedon School. 

Clevedon bush walk Dec 2014
Clevedon bush walk views 2014
Clevedon bush walk stairs Dec 2014

Experience

Auckland Region

Village Market at Clevedon

 
Village Market at Clevedon  - Clevedon Village Market on Sundays beside the roundabout in Clevedon. 9am - 2pm.

Clevedon
Phone: 09 298 4780

Clevedon Village Market on Sundays beside the roundabout in Clevedon. 9am - 2pm.


Papakura

Ciao Bella

Phone: 09 292 9229

Bombay

Alpaca Box



Dining

Clevedon

Clevedon Chocolate Shop

 
Clevedon Chocolate Shop - Owners Kerry and David Foster warmly invite you to come and explore our enticing range of predominantly New Zealand made Chocolates, Sweets, Fudge and Gelato. Handmade Chocolates & Truffles by New Zealand's leading chocolatiers.  You'll find over 30 varieties to choose from.<br />Traditional sweets - Hokey Pokey, Marshmallows, Aniseed, Lollipops, Sherbet, delicious creamy fudge and so much more.<br />Relax in our courtyard with a refreshing gelato, a fresh espresso coffee or our delicious sipping chocolate.

31 Main Road Clevedon
Phone: 09 292 3091

Owners Kerry and David Foster warmly invite you to come and explore our enticing range of predominantly New Zealand made Chocolates, Sweets, Fudge and Gelato. Handmade Chocolates & Truffles by New Zealand's leading chocolatiers. You'll find over 30 varieties to choose from.
Traditional sweets - Hokey Pokey, Marshmallows, Aniseed, Lollipops, Sherbet, delicious creamy fudge and so much more.
Relax in our courtyard with a refreshing gelato, a fresh espresso coffee or our delicious sipping chocolate.


Accommodation

Hunua

Hunua Loft

Phone: +64 9 292 4360