The Big Picture
Tuatahi is situated in the ever popular suburb of Mt Albert, just 9 km from Auckland’s CBD.
Mt Albert is one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs, named after the volcanic cone at the centre of Mt Albert Owairaka Domain, with picturesque bungalow-lined streets, great schools, excellent transport links and a wide array of local amenities.
Within easy reach of Tuatahi you will find:
Mt Albert Owairaka DomainWestfield
St Lukes Shopping Mall and Lynn Mall
Unitec’s Mt Albert campus Avondale and Mt Albert train stations
Excellent bus services on New North Road
Pak n Save supermarket
Easy access to the North Western Motorway
Mt Albert Aquatic Centre - the recently redeveloped pools in Mt Albert are an excellent facility for all ages for both fitness and recreational swimming. There is a 25m competition pool, hydro slide, spa pools, sauna and steam rooms, toddler pool, wave pool and swim school.
Mt Albert Owairaka Domain – whether you’re walking the dog, taking in the spectacular views or making use of the sports fields and Archery Club, the domain can be appreciated by all.
Rocket Park – a fun playground for all ages with a range of equipment for pre-schoolers to pre-teens, as well as fitness equipment for adults and tennis courts.
Cafés & Restaurants
The Parkside Café – coffees by day and serving up some of the best Vietnamese Cuisine in Auckland, the Parkside Café has an excellent reputation locally.
Pyrenees – a little slice of France, step in for your fix of the best croissants, pastries, cheese and deli offerings.
Sal Rose – a local institution, this Italian restaurant and bar known for its exquisite tastes of Italy, comfortable surroundings and family warmth.
L’Oeuf café – great local café on Owairaka Avenue, funky eclectic interior serving fabulous food and coffee.
Tuatahi is well served for shopping. For everyday groceries, Pak n Save is on your doorstep. Westfield St Lukes is less than 3km away and Lynn Mall with its new Multiscreen movie theatre and outdoor dining lane ‘The Brickworks’ is about 4km away.
Or why not pay a visit to the Avondale Markets? There is a strong Pacific and Asian influence with a huge variety of stalls attracting around 15,000 to 20,000 visitors in a day. You can buy anything from antiques to fresh local produce, fast food, clothes, arts, crafts and second hand goods.
Cycleway - the new Waterview Shared Path passes right by Tuatahi and will link up to the Northwestern Cycleway for easy cycling to Unitec and straight into the City.
Buses – run along New North Road into Auckland City Centre.
Trains – Avondale station is about an 11 minute walk or approximately 700m away (Source: AT Website). Journey time from Avondale into Britomart station is approximately 30 minutes.
Motorway links – easy access to the Northwestern motorway and the new Waterview connection to Auckland International Airport.
Primary: Owairaka District School
Intermediate: Avondale Intermediate
Secondary: Avondale College