Torbay, New Zealand

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Torbay
TorbayBeach.jpg
Torbay beach
Basic information
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population4,899 (2013)
Surrounds
NorthLong Bay
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
Southeast(Hauraki Gulf)
SouthWaiake
SouthwestNorthcross
WestTorbay Heights
Torbay beach at sunrise

Torbay is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.

Torbay was under the local governance of the North Shore City Council but was amalgamated into the Auckland "Supercity" in 2010 and is governed by Auckland Council. The name Torbay comes from the area of the same name in the south east of Devon, England.

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.

Education[edit]

Torbay 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]

Notable residents[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/profile-and-summary-reports/quickstats-about-a-place.aspx?request_value=13228&tabname=Populationanddwellings
  2. ^ Education Counts: Torbay School
  3. ^ "Welcome to Torbay School". Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.

Torbay travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 36°41′44″S 174°45′07″E / 36.69556°S 174.75194°E / -36.69556; 174.75194