Browns Bay, New Zealand

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Browns Bay
Browns Bay and the beach from above.
Browns Bay and the beach from above.
Browns Bay is located in New Zealand
Browns Bay
Browns Bay
Coordinates: 36°42′55″S 174°45′00″E / 36.7152°S 174.7500°E / -36.7152; 174.7500Coordinates: 36°42′55″S 174°45′00″E / 36.7152°S 174.7500°E / -36.7152; 174.7500
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardAlbany ward
(Hibiscus and Bays Local Board)
 • Total4,239
Torbay Heights Waiake (Hauraki Gulf)
Browns Bay
(Hauraki Gulf)
Murrays Bay Rothesay Bay (Hauraki Gulf)

Browns Bay is an Auckland suburb in the East Coast Bays area.

Browns Bay is under the local governance of the Auckland Council, and is located in the Albany ward, one of thirteen administrative areas in the council.

The population was 4,239 in the 2013 census, an increase of 261 from 2006.[1]

Browns Bay is also the exact Antipode of Benaoján in Spain.


Peter Brown, after whom the bay is named, bought 136 acres of bush and scrub there in 1876.[2] He built his house on what is now the corner of Clyde Road and Anzac Road. This house was destroyed by fire in 1930. He also built a manager's residence in 1886 overlooking his land (now Freyberg Park) at 33 Glencoe Road. This house still exists and is believed to be the oldest existing house in East Coast Bays.[citation needed]

Browns Bay beach at sunset


Browns Bay School is a contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 639.[3] The school was established in 1888.[4]

The Corelli School of the Arts is a composite (years 1-13) school with a roll of 78.[5] It is a private school which runs specialist programs in visual arts, music, drama and dance as well as the general curriculum.[6]

Sport and recreation[edit]

Browns Bay beach.

The East Coast Bays Barracudas rugby league club is based in Browns Bay.


The Browns Bay Magazine is run by the local business association.

  1. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Browns Bay
  2. ^ Verran, David. "Our history, East Coast Bays (Part one)". Albany & East Coast Bays News. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  3. ^ Education Counts: Browns Bay School
  4. ^ "Browns Bay School". Retrieved 11 January 2009.
  5. ^ Education Counts: Corelli Arts School
  6. ^ "Private School Review Report: The Corelli School". Education Review Office. November 2007.[permanent dead link]

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