Kumeu/Huapai Village and the surrounding countryside is most notably known as Auckland’s Wine Country.
Prior to roads and railway, the most effective way to travel was by water. The local Maori used a landing point just south of where The Riverhead is today
Waimauku was a Maori populated area until the first European settlers arrived in the later half of the 19th century.
Parakai gets its name from the nearby Kaipara Harbour and Kaipara River. The name, literally translated, is Much-Food.
Helensville (or Te Awaroa as it is known to Maori) has been an important area throughout history.
The name Kaukapakapa is Maori with a translation of ‘Kau’ meaning ‘to swim’ and ‘kapakapa’ meaning ‘flapping’.
Muriwai Beach is a beautiful, windswept beach on Auckland’s wild west coast.
Shelly Beach is a popular recreational beach with a wharf and boat launching, a great cafe and plenty of accomodation options.