Above the Kaipara River at the southern extreme of one of the largest natural harbours in the world lies an unexpected lttle gem, the township of Helensville. A busy centre in Rodney District 40km northwest of Auckland, Helensville services a large community extending from Waimauku to South Head and out to Kaukapakapa and Makarau, in a cirlce back to Waitoki. It is also home to a lively arts community.
An attractive town, Helensville was historically important as a timber milling centre for the great kauri trade of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It also served as the port for pioneer migration northwards in the days of bullock and dray when the north was still road less. Homage to the tough pioneering days is preserved in many of Helensville`s historic heritage buildings which add to the town`s charm and to it`s attraction for tourists.
WHAT YOU GET
In easy commuting distance of Auckland City, the North Shore, West Auckland and Albany, Helensville is attracting discerning new residents who seek a pleasant lifestyle which allows them access to big city culture. Basic shopping has been augmented in recent years by quality fashion shops and high calibre beauty therapy and other services which attract clientele from greater Auckland.
Helensville and the surrounding areas offer plenty of action from sky diving and pilot training to horse trekking or fishing on the iconic Kaipara Harbour. (Go with the locals as they know all the good spots!). If golf is your pleasure there is the Helensville Golf Club and the South Head Golf Club (where Tiger Woods himself has played!). Visitors come from all over the world for the river cruises and natural hot pools. The museums are full of stories and a walk to enjoy Sunday morning charm looking into the secret corners of the neighbourhood or along the rivers edge is easy. Cafes, bars, pubs and food outlets abound while local shopping, amenities and markets provide free street parking, all of the the requirements of a modern population.
Outside of rush hour, 35 minutes will put you in the CBD. It takes that long to get between inner suburbs of Auckland city on a quiet day. Helensville is self sufficient. If you don't want to fight traffic, you have everything you need here from schools to medical care.
Helensville is a lifestyle town - its alive, its quaint, the quality of air is good, the community is brilliant and Harcourts has its finger on the pulse.
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