The Big Picture
Bernoulli Gardens is located in a prime spot on Hobsonville Point Road which is destined to become a vibrant and dynamic high street in the heart of Hobsonville Point.
Hobsonville Point is a new community that is being created on the former Hobsonville Royal New Zealand Air Force Base. The Point sits on a peninsula of the Waitemata Harbour. It is a 20-minute drive Northwest of Auckland’s CBD or just 10 minutes from the North Shore.
Hobsonville Point is developing into a strong community with outstanding amenities – from schools and parks, to shops, cafes and markets all in a waterfront location. A decade from now, Hobsonville Point will be the size of Devonport (with approximately 3,000 homes).
Hobsonville Point is situated roughly halfway between Albany and Westgate on State Highway 18 and is accessible via the Northern or North Western motorways.
Bernoulli Gardens is well connected with excellent links by car, bus and ferry.
There is a ferry wharf at The Landing in Hobsonville Point, with several ferries a day operating between Hobsonville Point and downtown Auckland (travel time is approximately 30-35 mins). As the community grows, the frequency of ferries will increase.
If you’ve got to drive, it is nice to know you’ve got two motorways to choose from. State Highway 18 connects you to both the Northern (SH1) and North Western (SH16) motorways. It takes around 20 minutes to drive to the CBD off peak.
A local bus service to Westgate connects to The Landing and wharf. The cross town service connects to the northern busway on SH1 linking Hobsonville Point to Albany and the CBD. The Point is also serviced by route 956 which runs direct to Auckland’s CBD and takes about 45 minutes. Some journeys require a transfer at the Constellation Drive station.
The current bus and ferry timetable is here: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/
Parks and Playtime
Green space is part of the fabric of Hobsonville Point with 26 hectares set aside for parks, reserves and open space. This means that residents can get out and enjoy green spaces as an extension of their own backyards. Safe streets and compact neighbourhoods allow children to increase their ‘roaming range’ as they grow.
Te Ara Manawa Hobsonville Point (Coastal Walkway) is a strip of land that hugs the coast around the waterfront edge then cuts across the site at Hobsonville Point Park to form a 4km loop. The Park includes a walking/jogging/cycle path with key points of interest to discover along the way. These include bridges, boardwalks and adapted old air force buildings.
The loop will change as you move around it, for example you might follow a path through native bush, onto a boardwalk over mangroves with a panoramic harbour view, to a waterfront promenade lined with shops and cafés at The Landing. There is a dream team of local and New York-based architects and designers working on this project, which is due for completion in the first half of 2017.
Hobsonville Point Park and Playground
This award winning children’s playground was inspired by the native seedpods that are found on our coast. It is located in Hobsonville Point Park on Buckley Avenue, just before Catalina Café.
Stunning Te Onekiritea Point (Bomb Point) is the jewel in Hobsonville Point's crown. A significant portion of the 11 hectares of rolling land with 270-degree water views will be preserved as a park for all Aucklanders to enjoy.
There is a walk or cycle track around the perimeter and the land is dotted with reminders of its wartime history, including munitions storage bunkers, one of which has been painted inside by graffiti artists Cut Collective.
Bomb Point is only accessible on foot or by cycle. It's a 10-minute walk from the yacht club end of The Landing.
Schools and Preschools
Hobsonville Point is fortunate to have two brand new schools within the community, Hobsonville Point Primary and Hobsonville Point Secondary School. Both are state schools and are run by a single board of trustees.
The schools are state-of-the-art and designed, both educationally and architecturally, to meet the needs of modern learners and the requirements of the New Zealand curriculum. They provide exciting spaces to work in for both staff and students. For more information on the schools, have a look here: http://www.hobsonvillepoint.school.nz/
Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre
Hobsonville Point’s brand new early learning centre opened in 2016. It sits next to Hobsonville Point Primary School in a stunning purpose-designed building. It was designed to meet the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association’s core values of sustainability, excellence and aspiration.
It is the Northern Auckland Kindergarten Association's first Early Learning Centre, the difference being that the centre is open from 7.30am to 6pm and caters for babies from six months of age to pre-schoolers up to the age of five. They have fully qualified and registered teachers so the children get the best quality care and education.
Shopping and Eating
Every Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 1pm, the Seaplane Hangar at The Landing on the waterfront hosts the popular Farmers Market. Grab a good coffee, pick up some fresh meat and produce and treat yourself to some artisan-produced food such as bread, charcuterie, cakes and relishes, direct from local producers.
The hugely popular Catalina Café sits in the heart of Hobsonville Point and provides a focal point for the community. Serving up delicious food and coffee from Matakana Roasters, it sits in the lovingly refurbished historic signals and communications building and has a fabulous al fresco space for summer drinks in the sun.
A bustling high street and waterfront
Hobsonville Point Road is the community’s high street. There are already a range of local businesses, including a medical centre, dental clinic, sushi shop, convenience store, take away food etc. These will grow over time.
At The Landing, where the farmers market is held, there will eventually be offices, apartments, harbourside dining and shops.
Supermarkets and shopping malls
A brand new Countdown opened in 2015 just outside Hobsonville Point.
You are also a 10-minute drive from the shopping centres at Albany or Westgate. Albany has over 140 stores and an eight screen cinema complex.
The new town centre at Westgate, that is currently under development, will include a town square, library, recreational space, restaurants and a huge shopping precinct.
The Places You'll Go
Hobsonville Point is not far from some of the best adventures and experiences Auckland has to offer. Here are a few of the places you can get to easily:
Spectacularly rugged like only a west coast beach can be, with the added bonus of a gannet colony. 32mins
Over 100kms of purpose built mountain biking tracks and jumps plus walking trails, horse trekking and a high rope course. 17mins
A 150-year-old tavern at the far reaches of the upper harbour. Old world atmosphere, new world food. 33mins
Natural geothermal hot pools, waterslides for the less sedate, and picnic areas with gas barbecues for hire. 18mins
Kumeu Wine Country
Nine wineries offering everything from tastings, to picturesque picnic spots, to wood-fired barbecues and fine dining. 15mins
A pretty, white sand beach and one of several on the North Shore. The bay is patrolled in summer and is the home of Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club. 16min
A popular beach for swimming, walking or water-sports and a great main street to shop with over 70 stores and lots of great dining spots. 14mins