Wai o Taiki Bay

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Wai o Taiki Bay
Wai o Taiki Bay is located in New Zealand
Wai o Taiki Bay
Wai o Taiki Bay
Wai o Taiki Bay is located in New Zealand Auckland
Wai o Taiki Bay
Wai o Taiki Bay
Coordinates: 36°52′18″S 174°52′39″E / 36.871701°S 174.877532°E / -36.871701; 174.877532Coordinates: 36°52′18″S 174°52′39″E / 36.871701°S 174.877532°E / -36.871701; 174.877532
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardMaungakiekie-Tamaki
Local boardMaungakiekie-Tamaki
Board subdivisionTamaki
Saint Heliers Glendowie
Glen Innes
Wai o Taiki Bay
Tamaki River
Point England Farm Cove Half Moon Bay

Wai o Taiki Bay is a suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of Auckland Council.


Bordering Glen Innes, Glendowie and the Tamaki River estuary.


Its name is based on the original name of the Tamaki River, Te Wai o Taiki, meaning "The Waters of Taiki". The name Taiki is a shortened form of Taikehu, the name of an ancestor of Ngāi Tai.[1] The suburb contains a mix of state houses and architecturally designed houses constructed by developers.[2][3]

It was formerly under Auckland City Council from 1989 until the merger of all of Auckland's councils into the 'super city' in 2010.

Landmarks and features[edit]

Tahuna Torea[edit]

Tahuna Torea is a unique, 25-hectare, wildlife reserve of mangrove lagoon and swampland sited on a long sandbank extending out into the Tamaki Estuary. Rich in Māori history as well as home to native birds and vegetation, Tahuna Torea means 'gathering place of the oystercatcher'. There are three main walking trails around the reserve that take around 1 hour 30 minutes, but you can enjoy a walk around the bush tracks or the lagoon in as little as 40 minutes.

Wai-O-Taiki Nature Reserve[edit]

Wai-O-Taiki Nature Reserve is a bushy reserve that runs along the Tamaki Estuary, with a track connecting it to the larger Tahuna Torea reserve. Set in a grassy area off Fernwood Place you'll find a brand new playground that suits a variety of ages. The playground is fully fenced and has a bark play surface for safety.


  1. ^ "Tahuna Torea". Auckland Council. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Glen Innes/Pt England: An exclusive extract". The New Zealand Herald. 25 March 2006.
  3. ^ "Wai O Taiki Waterside". Creating Communities. Retrieved 13 February 2018.