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Arch Hill


Quiet cul-de-sacs featuring workman’s cottages and wooden villas are dotted throughout this suburb, perched on Auckland’s city fringe. Arch Hill Scenic Reserve boasts a great cycle trail for outdoorsy types and if it’s something more urban you’re after - Ponsonby and Karangahape Road nightlife are right next-door, easily accessible.

Neighbourhood Favourites

Arch Hill Mountain Bike Trails

If you’re a keen lover of the outdoors and especially look for that adrenaline spike, you won’t need to go far out of the CBD to find it. Over 3km of trails in the Arch Hill Scenic Reserve provide a range of options, from those who prefer a walk, to various levels of mountain bike tracks.


For more details visit aucklandmtb.co.nz/archhill/


Philippe's Chocolate

Offering a selection of breads, chocolates, tarts and pastries, Philippe’s Chocolate truly brings a touch of France to Auckland. With all three of the current Chefs having worked in France and the UK, you know the products will be a scrumptious sensation!


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Primary Schools

Kowhai Intermediate School

Established in 1922 Kowhai Intermediate proudly state that they were New Zealand’s first intermediate school. Through the core values of learning to learn, quality teachers, attention to literacies, personalised learning, fun and challenge, Kowhai Intermediate offers a fantastic transitional environment for kids between primary and secondary school.

For more details visit www.kowhai.school.nz


Newton Central School

Proud to be “celebrating difference, diversity and success”, Newton Central School is a hidden gem of Auckland inner city. The core pillar of representing a vibrant and diverse community, reflected in the children who attend, set this school apart. They strive for quality teaching and learning, and are 100% committed to guiding their students to reach their full potential.

For more details visit www.newton.school.nz



Secondary Schools

 Auckland Girl Grammar School

Offering quality  education to young women since 1888, Auckland Girls’ Grammar has a proud tradition of academic, sporting and cultural excellence. Their values of pride, respect, integrity, diligence and empathy are what makes this secondary school unique. With students from over 60 different cultures, this is a place to celebrate diversity, while fostering independent thinkers and a love for learning, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The teachers are committed to keeping abreast of modern learning resources and have an innovative curriculum and facilities.

For more details visit www.aggs.school.nz

Western Springs College

The opening statement of Western Springs College sets it apart: “All students and staff, inspired by a love of learning, are challenged to discover and develop their unique personal strengths so that they are well equipped to share in the building of a just and sustainable society.”

For more details visit www.westernsprings.school.nz



Independent Schools



 St Mary's College

Located on Ponsonby Hill, St Mary’s College offers a quality education to young women from Year 7 to Year 13, as a Catholic integrated school. With co-curricular opportunities, they aim to send their students away with a strong sense of self-belief and confidence.

For more details visit www.stmaryak.school.nz


St Pauls College

In the heart of Ponsonby St Paul’s College is a Roman Catholic school for young men from Year 7 to Year 13. A well-rounded education with an emphasis on academic achievement and leadership, as well as participating in extracurricular activities, is pivotal to this school. The students come from diverse cultures, and the principal and staff are dedicated to helping the students reach their full potential.

 For more details visit www.stpaulscollege.co.nz