Silverdale, Auckland

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Silverdale is located in New Zealand Auckland
Coordinates: 36°37′9″S 174°40′37″E / 36.61917°S 174.67694°E / -36.61917; 174.67694
Country New Zealand
Territorial authorityAuckland Council
WardAlbany ward
 • Total3,387

Silverdale is a village approximately 30 km north of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. It is located on the north bank of the Weiti River and lies to the west of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. It was formerly called Wade (a corruption of Weiti) but renamed Silverdale in 1911 because of the many poplar trees in the area at the time and because it is situated in a dale.[1]

State Highway 1 passes to the west of the village via the Northern Motorway. The former route of State Highway 1 runs south-west to north-east through the village. This route was redesignated State Highway 17 before being redesignated Hibiscus Coast Highway (part of Urban Route 31). This passes through Orewa and Waiwera before joining State Highway 1 at the termination of the motorway south of Puhoi.

Hibiscus Coast Busway Station is the northernmost station participating in the Northern Busway. It is located on the Hibiscus Coast Highway a few hundred metres south-west of Silverdale.[2]

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Silverdale and its surrounds have a population of 3,387, an increase of 1,587 people since the 2006 census.[3][4][5]


Silverdale School is a full primary (years 1–8) school with a roll of 688 students as at March 2019.[6][7] The school was founded in 1869[8] and moved to its current site at the end of 2006.[9]

Stella Maris Primary School is a state integrated full primary (years 1–8) school with a roll of 252 students as at March 2019.[6][10] The Catholic school opened at the beginning of 2005.[11]

Both schools are coeducational.


  1. ^ Wises New Zealand Guide, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 397
  2. ^ "What are the names and locations of the bus stations?". Auckland Transport – Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  3. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Silverdale Central
  4. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Weiti River
  5. ^ 2013 Census QuickStats about a place : Silverdale South
  6. ^ a b "Directory of Schools - as at 3 April 2019". New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ Education Counts: Silverdale School
  8. ^ "Special Features of Silverdale School". Silverdale School. Retrieved 26 August 2008.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Education Review Report – Silverdale School". Education Review Office. February 2006. Retrieved 26 August 2008.[dead link]
  10. ^ Education Counts: Stella Maris Primary School
  11. ^ "Foundation". Stella Maris Primary School. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2008.

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Coordinates: 36°37′S 174°40′E / 36.617°S 174.667°E / -36.617; 174.667