Ōrākei Local Board


About the Ōrākei area

The Ōrākei Local Board includes the suburbs of Ōrākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St John, Meadowbank, Remuera and Ellerslie. Business activity is concentrated in Ellerslie, St Johns and the local centres.

Ngati Whatua o Ōrākei have their main marae in Ōrākei and own most of the associated land at Takaparawhau-Bastion Point. Takaparawhau-Bastion Point is also home to the art deco tomb and the memorial garden for former prime minister Michael Joseph Savage, one of the country’s most popular prime ministers.

The eastern bays are popular isthmus beaches and the board area also includes the Waiatarua Reserve, the biggest urban wetland restoration project in New Zealand.

Much of the Ōrākei board area is influenced by its views of the Hauraki Gulf, well-planted streets and gardens, and residences (many of which remain from when the area was first developed between the first and second world wars).

Explore the area via the Ōrākei Basin walkway, a 625m walking and cycling track that takes you around the Basin. Good road parking is available near the Lucerne Rd and Upland Rd entrances.

The area has particular cultural and spiritual significance as the home of Ngati Whatua o Ōrākei and includes the iwi’s land, marae, church and urupa at Orākei. It also contains several ecologically and geologically significant features, such as the beaches and cliffs of its extensive coastline.


Orākei Ward and Local Board map.
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or Ōrākei Ward and Local Board map (PDF 904kb)

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