Shopping

There is no shortage of great shopping destinations within a short drive of Wai O Taiki Bay, and with Auckland just a 14-minute train ride away and Sylvia Park seven minutes away in the other direction, you are right on the doorstep of two of the country’s biggest shopping centres, as well as being close to several of the smaller boutique shopping centres that are dotted across Auckland’s eastern suburbs.

Glen Innes Village Centre
Glen Innes Village Centre

The closest retail centre to Wai O Taiki Waterside is Glen Innes Village, a burgeoning collection of 18 specialty shops, op shops and outlet stores, plus a growing number of cafés and food outlets. One of the latest brands to join the village is Citta Design Outlet store, offering a huge range of designer homewares, including ends of lines, seconds, samples and furniture.

Sylvia Park
Sylvia Park

Wai o Taiki Bay is conveniently located 11 kilometres to the east of central Auckland, or approximately 20 minutes by car. A seven-minute drive will get you to the St Heliers Bay shopping centre and beach, and another minute or two sees you at the beaches, shops and cafés of Mission Bay and Kohimarama. Lunn Avenue, with its medley of supermarkets, DIY stores, fresh and artisanal food stores, wine shops, cafés and restaurants, is a short 10-minute car trip, and the Sylvia Park shopping centre and Southern Motorway on-ramp are less than eight kilometres away.

Orakei Bay Village
Orakei Bay Village

‘Auckland’s Newest Urban Village’ is the tagline being used for a collection of premium shops, restaurants and food outlets that are just a 15-minute drive or two train stops from Glen Innes. Located in a 50-year-old warehouse adjacent to Orakei Basin, this trendy new retail hub is Auckland’s latest boutique hotspot.

Lunn Avenue
Lunn Avenue

Just a 10-15-minute drive from your new home is Lunn Ave – a one-kilometre strip of shops that cater for all the practical things in life from DIY, furniture and carpet stores, to bicycles and picture frames. There’s also a Farro Fresh and the Fine Wine Delivery Company, making it a one-stop-shopping destination for most of your needs.

Britomart
Britomart

A short train ride directly into Auckland city centre delivers you to the Britomart precinct – home to designer boutiques, iconic labels, and award-winning restaurants, all contained within a mix of graceful, heritage buildings and bold, contemporary structures, and linked by an inviting network of public spaces.

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24a Fernwood Place

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10d Lyndhurst Street

10d Lyndhurst Street

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14a Fernwood Place

14a Fernwood Place

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21C Fernwood Place

21C Fernwood Place

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19 Inglewood Street

19 Inglewood Street

Constructed over 3 levels this large, 5 Bedroom, architecturally designed home will satisfy your needs on every level an…

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20c Taniwha Street

20c Taniwha Street

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24b Fernwood Place

24b Fernwood Place

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8b Lyndhurst Street

8b Lyndhurst Street

The ultimate in easy, low maintenance, luxury living on the Coast.

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12a Lyndhurst Street

12a Lyndhurst Street

This superbly designed terraced home will let you enjoy all the pleasures of this new way of living.

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22 Lyndhurst Street

22 Lyndhurst Street

A modern, contemporary and stylish looking four bedroom home, exceptional buying now at $1,295,000

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12a Fernwood Place

12a Fernwood Place

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14 Fernwood Place

14 Fernwood Place

Meticulously detailed by Ashton Mitchell Architects, features open plan double living areas, four bedrooms and amazing m…

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13 Temata Lane

13 Temata Lane

Wai-O-Taiki Waterside is offering up this gorgeous freestanding two bedroom townhouse. Situated on a freehold 299 sqm s…

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26a Lyndhurst Street

26a Lyndhurst Street

Last one left - be quick! Fabulous low maintenance terrace home, spacious layout spread over 161sqm. Quality finish.

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19B Fernwood Place

19B Fernwood Place

Ashton Mitchell Architects have designed a luxury reserve front home which features double living areas, four generous b…

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20d Taniwha Street

20d Taniwha Street

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9 Clairville Crescent

9 Clairville Crescent

Designed by Construkt Architects this spacious family home offers a large, light-filled, open-plan living area and easy…

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24b Lyndhurst Street

24b Lyndhurst Street

Cleverly designed to capture the light, this home features high stud ceilings which create the feeling of openness and s…

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20b Taniwha Street

20b Taniwha Street

From its bold and beautiful architectural lines to its effortless flow, this large family house represents exceptional b…

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12 Fernwood Place

12 Fernwood Place

Situated on a delightful cul-de-sac with easy access to Wai o Taiki Reserve this architecturally designed home features…

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20a Taniwha Street

20a Taniwha Street

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9 Fernwood Place

9 Fernwood Place

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26b Lyndhurst Street

26b Lyndhurst Street

Fabulous end Terrace home, the ultimate in easy, low maintenance luxury living.

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7 Fernwood Place

7 Fernwood Place

Architecturally designed home featuring open plan living and generous master suite with walk in wardrobe and ensuite.

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7a Fernwood Place

7a Fernwood Place

Directly adjoining Wai O Taiki Nature Reserve, this expansive home offers private access to one of Auckland’s little-kn…

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4 Silverton Avenue

4 Silverton Avenue

With fantastic views out over the Tamaki Estuary from its upper storey, this generously appointed family home offers fle…

9a Fernwood Place

9a Fernwood Place

Constructed over 3 levels and offering stunning unobstructed water views this is the perfect home for relaxed family liv…

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24a Lyndhurst Street

24a Lyndhurst Street

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31a Silverton Avenue

31a Silverton Avenue

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28a Fernwood Place

28a Fernwood Place

Ashton Mitchell Architects have designed a stunning executive home which features double living areas, five generous bed…

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28b Fernwood Place

28b Fernwood Place

Ashton Mitchell Architects have designed a stunning executive home which features double living areas, five generous bed…

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20 Lyndhurst Street

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3 Temata Lane

3 Temata Lane

Wai-O-Taiki Waterside development is now selling the finest coastal homes in the Bay. Both Lots 7 & 8 are freestanding b…

9 Temata Lane

9 Temata Lane

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5 Temata Lane

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Local Flavour

Local Flavour

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The Same But Different

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A Rich History

A Rich History

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A Family Affair

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The Architects’ Perspective

The Architects’ Perspective

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Art in the Community

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High Steaks

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Breathe, Relax and Enjoy

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Horsing Around

The A-frame building is a local landmark and also the headquarters of the last remaining pony club in the inner suburbs of Auckland.