Food and more out West

As an entertainment destination, West Auckland has lots on offer. For a ideas of places to visit after the Trail, read on…

Keen for a Bite?

Check out our local Te Atatu fare…

The Delicious Food Store
The Delicious Food store is one of the newest licensed cafes to the Te Atatu Peninsula, proud to serve the residents of this special location.
The cafe has a great space with a large outdoors area perfect for adults and children to enjoy. The Delicious Food Store is fantastic for functions, has a great menu and the freshly roasted coffee is amazing and sustainably sourced!
547 Te Atatu Road.
Ph: (09) 834 6635

Fuze
Fuze Cafe serves great tasting cafe quality foods and has also won Best Te Atatu Cafe as voted by Metro Magazine 2008. 566 Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09)834 8536

Demolition Deli
A neighbourhood cafe with fantastic daily cabinet food, cakes, Kokako coffee, plus artisan breads, cheeses, charcuterie, take home meals and salads. A boutique deli best described as “gritty with a touch of pretty”!
570b Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09) 021 649 240

Et Tu Bistro
Review: “A great addition to the Peninsula. The wood fired pizzas were some of the best we have tried, and the hand cut chips were exceptional… Service was friendly and efficient.”
532 Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09) 834 5327

Servo
The Servo cafe overlooks the harbour, the bridge and Auckland City. They use free range chicken & eggs, hand crafted breads. The coffee is fair trade Altura Supreme. Servo make all their own cakes, desserts, sauces and relishes and have a gluten free and vegetarian friendly menu.
458 Old Te Atatu Road.
Ph: (09) 8340222

Casa Del Gelato
Premium artisan gelato without compromise. Casa Del Gelato is low in fat and comes in a wide range of mouth watering flavours that include pistachio, blood orange, lemon, French chocolate and more.
576a Te Atatu Road.
Ph: (09) 8344219
www.casadelgelato.co.nz

Sushi & Bento
Review: “The best freshest salmon we’ve tried anywhere! haven’t found any other Japanese Sushi quite at this calibre yet…”
546B Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09)834 1060

Thai Flavour
Review: “This place is such a find, amazing food with so much flavour and lots of fresh high quality veggies. Great value for money.”
572A Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09) 834 0646

Sushi Ami
Review: “We finally got around to trying out this place the other night. It opened a few months ago and is local to us, so had been meaning to for ages. They have a cabinet with lots of sushi options. We opted for ordering something from their menu which was quickly prepared for us. It was fresh and tasty…”
5/80 Gunner Drive.
Ph: (09) 834 0010

Thai Peninsula
Review: “Authentic This food cooked to the original recipe using the freshest ingredients and imbued with that essentially Thai tropical flavour…”
80 Gunner Drive.
Ph: (09)834 9998
www.thaipeninsula.co.nz

Shahi Dawat
Review: “Great Indian food, lovely staff and great service”. Recently renovated.
547 Te Atatu Rd.
Ph: (09) 834 1239

Cupboard Love
Cafe style baking, sweet and savoury, all made fresh on the premises. Review: For lovely, friendly service and the most amazing food. The taste of all food is heavenly. Great to see delicious vegetarian and vegan food.
6/80 Gunner Dr.
Ph: (09) 837 7374


West Auckland Parks, Playgrounds and Reserves

Harbourview – Orangihina
Located on Te Atatu Peninsula, Harbourview – Orangihina offers something truly special. As you wander along the path to the south, or meander along the gravel track to the north, breathe in the salty sea air as you look out over the Waitemata Harbour. For an experience of the entire peninsula Harbourview – Orangihina offers a perfect starting point for the Te Atatu Peninsula Walkway, a meandering track that follows the changing coastline of the peninsula from the Waitemata Harbour to the mouth of the Henderson Creek.
How to get there:
Head to Te Atatu Peninsula.
Take Harbourview Road or Waikura Dr, Riverstone Rd, Longbush Rd, Provence Esplanade, Danica Esplanade or turn off Te Atatu Rd just past the roundabout.

Henderson Heights
Paremuka Glen, Henderson Heights is a reserve that features lovely established trees lining a path that flows around two man-made ponds, a large grassed reserve and a kiddies playground.
Situated off Hillwell Drive, Henderson, Paremuka lakeside has a length of 2.25 kilometres.

Tui Glen
Named for the great number of Tuis that fed on the Kowhai nectar of the stream bank’s original vegetation, Tui Glen is a rolling landscape of open space, large trees and history. It was registered as the first camping ground in the country in 1925. It boasts scenic picnic spots, a river and a playground with a ‘tree-top’ theme to reflect the natural landscape of mature trees and the heritage of the reserve and its camp site.
2 Claude Brookes Drive, Henderson.

Parrs Park
Parrs Park sets a new bench mark for destination playgrounds in New Zealand both in terms of the use of space and iconic playground equipment. The centre piece of the play space is the 11m high Corocord ‘Oratia Beauty’ Tower – so named as it has been designed to represent stacked apple boxes, a nod to the horticultural past of West Auckland. Clad with beautiful recycled timber, the Tower features four spacious levels with various climbing activities for different abilities and two massive and very thrilling slides.
479 West Coast Rd, Auckland.

Waitakere Bush Walks
West Auckland Regional Parks Auckland’s incredible natural beauty is famous around the world and a visit to any of Auckland’s regional parks will show you why. The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park is a place where pristine bush, thriving native wildlife and rugged black sand surf beaches come together. The ‘wild west’ feels like another world away, but is only 40 minutes from the city centre. With over 250 kilometres of walking tracks, the ranges are a wonderful place to explore on foot, surrounded by spectacular scenery.
www.regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parks

Keen for more Art?

Abundance Art Gallery
Abundance is full of New Zealand and local art. From funky trinkets to serious art pieces there’s something for everyone at this gem of a gallery!
617 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula
Ph: (09) 551 1850
www.abundanceart.co.nz

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery is West Auckland's regional gallery. Te Uru presents a diverse programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities, including art, craft and design, to reflect and strengthen the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of our community. As a destination gallery, Te Uru operates from an award-winning, purpose-built building in the recently re-opened Lopdell Precinct.
420 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi
Phone: 09 817 8087
www.teuru.org.nz

The Upstairs Gallery
Situated on Level One of historic Lopdell House in the beautiful west auckland village of Titirangi, the Upstairs Art Gallery is a unique community gallery with a focus on emerging artists from the Waitakere's and the greater Auckland area.
Lopdell House, Level 1, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi
Phone: (09) 817 4278
www.upstairs.org.nz

Corban Estate Arts Centre
The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located at the historic Corban Winery Estate in Henderson, Waitakere. The Arts Centre utilises the historic winery buildings and is home to galleries which feature a changing programme of exhibitions, a cafe, gallery shop and artist’s studios.
Enter at the intersection of Great North Rd, Lincoln Rd, Swanson Rd, and Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson
www.ceac.org.nz

West Coast Gallery
The West Coast Gallery is a dynamic community arts venue, which exhibits and sells the artworks of over 200 artists all residing in the West Coast Waitakere Ranges of Auckland.
Seaview Rd, Piha
Phone: (09) 812 8029
www.westcoastgallery.co.nz

The Art Post Studio
The Art Post Studio is a working gallery which features a range of art by a group of local artists and their friends. New exhibitions are featured every 2 months and each artist works in a range of different mediums and techniques to make up unique styles of work that you'll be sure to enjoy. Pop in on your way through to a great day out at one of the Manukau Harbour's beautiful west coast beaches.
624 Huia Rd, Parau
Phone: (09) 811 8882

McCahon House
McCahon House is a small museum with big stories to tell. It is inside this house that artist Colin McCahon painted some of his best-known works. Step inside this slice of McCahon’s life to hear first-hand stories of the artist and his life in 1950s Auckland. The Museum House is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 4pm
67 Otitori Bay Road, French Bay, Titirangi
Phone: (09) 817 7200
www.mccahonhouse.org.nz

Zeal Exhibition Space
A youth lead centre with fantastic regular work on show.
20 Alderman Dr, Henderson
www.zeal.nz

The Art Centre Helensville
Exhibitions, floor talks, events and workshops.
49 Commercial Road, Helensville
www.artcentrehelensville.org.nz

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