Torbay, New Zealand

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Torbay beach
Torbay beach
Torbay is located in New Zealand
Coordinates: 36°41′44″S 174°45′07″E / 36.69556°S 174.75194°E / -36.69556; 174.75194Coordinates: 36°41′44″S 174°45′07″E / 36.69556°S 174.75194°E / -36.69556; 174.75194
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
 • Total4,899[1]
Long Bay (Hauraki Gulf)
Torbay Heights
(Hauraki Gulf)
Northcross Waiake (Hauraki Gulf)
Torbay beach at sunrise

Torbay is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on the city's North Shore, and is governed by Auckland Council. The name Torbay comes from the area of the same name in the south east of Devon, England, and from the Tor, a presque-isle at the north end of Waiake Beach that becomes an island at high tide.

The population was 4,899 in the 2013 census.[1]

Attractions in the area include Long Bay Regional Park which attracts over a million visitors each year. There are also a number of smaller public beaches (Waiake, Torbay beach, Winstone's Cove, Ladder Bay), which are highly accessible and utilised both for swimming, and mooring small yachts.


Torbay Primary School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 443.[2] It was established in 1954.[3] In 2019, students of Torbay School taught younger tamariki Te Reo and sign language during Māori Language Week.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


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  2. ^ Education Counts: Torbay School
  3. ^ "Welcome to Torbay School". Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.
  4. ^ KEA Kids News: Tamariki are the te reo teachers at this school

Torbay travel guide from Wikivoyage