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Birkenhead

It's the lifestyle, the magnificent sea views, water access, nearby beaches and the unpretentious community spirit that make Birkenhead an attractive suburb.


Recent Sales

Birkenhead, 64 Park Hill Road

64 Park Hill Road

8 June 2022
$1,875,000


4

2

2

Birkenhead, 15/14 Kauri Road

15/14 Kauri Road

13 April 2022
$1,010,000


2

1

4

Birkenhead, 5/108A Verran Road

5/108A Verran Road

25 March 2022
$1,000,000


3

1

4

Birkenhead, 2/13 Havenwood Place

2/13 Havenwood Place

1 December 2021
$1,607,000


2

2

1

Birkenhead, 9 Havenwood Place

9 Havenwood Place

17 November 2021
$2,330,000


3

3

2

Birkenhead, 12/41 Waipa Street

12/41 Waipa Street

4 August 2021
$867,000


3

1

Birkenhead, 2/17 Waratah Street

2/17 Waratah Street

21 July 2021


2

1

Birkenhead, 50A Colonial Road

50A Colonial Road

21 July 2021


2

2

Birkenhead, 1/10 Waratah Street

1/10 Waratah Street

28 October 2020


3

1

Birkenhead, 71 Park Hill Road

71 Park Hill Road

9 September 2020


4

2

Birkenhead, 12 Hebe Place

12 Hebe Place

3 July 2020


4

2

Birkenhead, 67 Verran Road

67 Verran Road

24 June 2020


4

2

Birkenhead, 2/11 John Court Street

2/11 John Court Street

8 June 2020


3

1

Birkenhead, 193d Eskdale Road

193d Eskdale Road

5 June 2020


3

1

Birkenhead, 2C Zion Road

2C Zion Road

29 May 2020


3

2

Birkenhead, 2/28 Coroglen Avenue

2/28 Coroglen Avenue

10 December 2019


3

2

Birkenhead, 10 Hebe Place

10 Hebe Place

26 July 2019


4

2

Birkenhead, 11B Zion Road

11B Zion Road

11 June 2019


3

2

Birkenhead, 3/63 Rawene Road

3/63 Rawene Road

5 June 2019


3

2

Birkenhead, 34A Rawene Road

34A Rawene Road

22 February 2019


5

3

Birkenhead, 1A Birkenhead Ave

1A Birkenhead Ave

4 February 2019


5

3

Birkenhead, 1/20 Waipa Street

1/20 Waipa Street

2 December 2018


3

2

Birkenhead, 37 Hinemoa Street

37 Hinemoa Street

25 October 2018


3

2

Birkenhead, 7/27 Mokoia Road

7/27 Mokoia Road

24 September 2018


Birkenhead, 2 -143 Balmain Road

2 -143 Balmain Road

1 September 2018


2

1

Birkenhead, 12 Huka Rd

12 Huka Rd

24 June 2018


4

3

Birkenhead, 3/8 Rugby Road

3/8 Rugby Road

26 May 2018


2

1

Birkenhead, 86 Kauri Rd

86 Kauri Rd

21 May 2018


3

2

Birkenhead, 14 Havenwood Pl

14 Havenwood Pl

21 March 2018


3

2

Birkenhead, 20A Huka Road

20A Huka Road

19 June 2017


5

3

Birkenhead, 2/166 Mokoia Road

2/166 Mokoia Road

18 May 2017


2

1

Birkenhead, 36/241 Hinemoa Street

36/241 Hinemoa Street

23 March 2017


2

1

Birkenhead, 3/244 Onewa Road

3/244 Onewa Road

10 February 2017


3

2

Birkenhead, 217B Onewa Road

217B Onewa Road

24 September 2016


3

2

Birkenhead, 12 Park Hill Road

12 Park Hill Road

11 September 2016


3

2

Birkenhead, 9 Zion Road

9 Zion Road

18 August 2016


3

2

Birkenhead, 3/45 Rawene Road

3/45 Rawene Road

16 March 2016


3

1

Birkenhead, G4/20 Ian Marwick Place

G4/20 Ian Marwick Place

18 December 2015


2

1

Birkenhead, 2/9 Ridgewood Crescent

2/9 Ridgewood Crescent

12 November 2015


3

2

Birkenhead, 2/191 Onewa Road

2/191 Onewa Road

29 July 2015


2

1

Birkenhead, 2C/68A Mokoia Road

2C/68A Mokoia Road

17 July 2015


2

2

Birkenhead, 2/107 Balmain Road

2/107 Balmain Road

16 July 2015


3

1

Birkenhead, 1A/68 Mokoia Road

1A/68 Mokoia Road

15 May 2015


2

1

Birkenhead, 3B City View Terrace

3B City View Terrace

20 January 2015


3

1

Birkenhead, 2/3A Balmain Road

2/3A Balmain Road

25 September 2014


2

1

Birkenhead, 44 Colonial Road

44 Colonial Road

24 July 2014


3

1

Birkenhead, 231 Hinemoa Street

231 Hinemoa Street

2 May 2014


Birkenhead, 4/166 Mokoia Road

4/166 Mokoia Road

26 November 2013


2

1

Birkenhead, 105 Verran Road

105 Verran Road

3 October 2013


4

2

Birkenhead, 1/14 Kauri Road

1/14 Kauri Road

18 July 2013


3

2

Birkenhead, 162G Mokoia Road

162G Mokoia Road

10 June 2013


Birkenhead, 162M Mokoia Road

162M Mokoia Road

31 January 2013


Birkenhead, 22A Zion Road

22A Zion Road

28 November 2012


3

2

Birkenhead, Birkenhead

Birkenhead

19 October 2012


15

5

Birkenhead, Birkenhead

Birkenhead

5 October 2012


Birkenhead, 162 I Mokoia Road

162 I Mokoia Road

6 June 2012


Birkenhead, 3/41 Waipa Street

3/41 Waipa Street

30 November 2011


3

2

Birkenhead, 36 Verran Road

36 Verran Road

30 November 2011


4

2


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Once the land of a mighty kauri forest, then cleared for farming and fruit growing, now Birkenhead has transformed into one of Auckland’s most liveable suburbs.

It’s rare vantage point of Waitematā harbour, stretching from Hellyer’s creek to Little Shoal bay, its bushy cladded headlands and its wetland of fierce fecundity, ensures environmental prosperity. Birkenhead's urban environment is also flourishing and boasts a number of new businesses, cafes and eateries, sharing class without the flashy furore of downtown Auckland.

The attraction for many residents is the easy access to the city through good public transport, and this has been further enhanced by the regular ferry service. For others, it is the lifestyle, the magnificent sea views, water access, nearby beaches and the unpretentious community spirit.

The History

In many ways, Birkenhead is the same quaint town it was in the 1960’s. The domestic timber villa is still a strong thread in the housing vernacular; the marriage of bush, mangrove and sea has stood sturdy against the blustery boom of economic development; and the Chelsea Sugar Factory, established back in 1884, still puffs along, producing Aotearoa’s main source of sugar products.

SS Albatross at Birkenhead Wharf, Birkenhead, 1910. Price, William Archer, 1866 -1948. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections B0316

SS Albatross at Birkenhead Wharf, Birkenhead, 1910. Price, William Archer, 1866 -1948. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections B0316

Pre European settlement, few Māori settled in Birkenhead. It was home to a dense native kauri forest and thriving podocarp-broadleaf native trees. The Māori who did occupy the area enjoyed the fertile waters of Waitematā harbour and fortified the Awataha Marae on the northern headland at Shoal Bay. The site of ancient papakainga or village - Te Korekore - was settled around one thousand years ago and was occupied until 1923 by the Kawerau a Maki people, according to Awataha, which still stands today.

After the war, as colonisation ran rife and economic demands spread the country, Birkenhead’s frontage of the sea made for good distribution of kauri logs, and the land was hastily cleared for crops and livestock. However, remnants of these mighty kauri still stand today - notably at Kauri park, Kauri Glen and Le Roys bush - providing a window into the suburb's heritage.

Timber workers preparing kauri logs for rail transportation. Ref: 1/1-006298-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23218351

Timber workers preparing kauri logs for rail transportation. Ref: 1/1-006298-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/23218351

But, in the vagaries of economic stimulation and population growth, Birkenhead wasn’t cultivated like other suburbs of Auckland. Its geography was hilly, hardy and ‘gave little to its inhabitants’ in the form of urban development. Thus, when Europeans trickled into Birkenhead in the 1960’s, it’s mantra was a sleepy agrarian town, famous for its strawberry growing - and perhaps closer to rural Northland, than the bright lights of Auckland.

New Flavours

Birkenhead retains the stillness of its heritage yet shares the stimulating qualities of a cityscape. Houses back up onto the bush or peer out upon Waitematā harbour, yet people still feel connected to their favourite cafes and restaurants.

Moxie Restaurant is a modern eatery serving fine wines, craft beers & great food.

Moxie Restaurant is a modern eatery serving fine wines, craft beers & great food.

Its family ideals are close to its chest with strong connection to essential amenities: Birkenhead college, a wonderful public library, sports fields, a trusty selection of shops, various public walks, a functioning ferry to downtown Auckland, along with a historic wharf to jump off and swim.

These are coupled with local events, such as the ever-thriving Birkenhead night market on Sundays, or regular film showings at the authentic arthouse theatre, Bridgeway, located in Te Onewa, Northcote Point.

But, it’s becoming more dynamic. Progressive businesses like design company Inhouse, who converted a 1960’s home into a globally recognised design studio, or Generosity Coffee, who give a whopping 20 percent of each bag of coffee sold back into the community, shows you don’t have to cross the bridge to do business.

What’s next for Birkenhead

As for the housing market, Birkenhead is the Kapiti vanilla ice cream you know and love - and can reluctantly afford - with a median sales price, teetering above Auckland’s average, at $1.32 million.

A new regeneration plan for Northcote - grappled by Panuku, Auckland Council’s development arm - will likely have cascading effects on Birkenhead.

According to Panuku: new regulations, market conditions and development opportunities, means the time is now for development. The plan promising more people, more housing, with emphasis on higher-density housing, along with more space for businesses to open. Perhaps, finally transforming Birkenhead from its sleepy provincial heritage into a dynamic city space.

Coffee General Origin

Coffee General is your general store for specialty coffee. They source some of the finest beans from across the country to open up your world to exquisite coffees.

On the market

Birkenhead, 1B, 84-90 Mokoia Road

1B, 84-90 Mokoia Road


Birkenhead, Suite 8, 17 Rawene Road

Suite 8, 17 Rawene Road


Birkenhead, Suite 4, 65 Birkenhead Ave

Suite 4, 65 Birkenhead Ave


Birkenhead, 2/173 Mokoia Road

2/173 Mokoia Road


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Birkenhead, 1/173 Mokoia Road

1/173 Mokoia Road


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Birkenhead, 20 Waipa Street

20 Waipa Street


3

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Birkenhead, 1/101 Balmain Road

1/101 Balmain Road


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Birkenhead, 2/101 Balmain Road

2/101 Balmain Road


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Things to do, places to see

Chelsea Sugar Works


In 1909, four brick cottages were built for the workers of the Chelsea Sugar Factory who needed to be close by in case of emergency. You can still see these five houses on the left side of Colonial Road inside the Chelsea Estate. Of the original houses built by Chelsea, these are the only ones still standing.

Birkenhead Library


The Birkenhead library was the first public library to be founded in North Shore City, the first to offer dial-up access to the New Zealand Bibliographic Network, and a leading proponent of full weekend services.

The Good Home


They're a modern suburban gastro pub situated in Birkenhead Village. A great spot to relax with friends and family, whether it’s for a leisurely lunch or dinner, after-work socialising, or watching the game, and more. The Good Home, your new home away from home.

Fika With Me


'Fika’ is the Swedish meaning for ‘have coffee' and this fantastic local cafe offers scrumptious food, amazing coffee and trendy décor, Fika With Me is a shore thing.

Moxie


Moxie Restaurant is a modern eatery serving fine wines, craft beers & great food.

Local Schools

* While every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed is accurate, please check details directly with the school before making decisions based on this information.

Primary
Intermediate
Secondary
Verran Primary School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
136 Verran Road
09 483 7052


Willow Park School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
13 Compton Street
09 480 9236


Windy Ridge School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
Valley View Road
09 444 3105


Birkenhead School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
77 Mokoia Road
09 480 7365


Chelsea School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
Onetaunga Road
09 418 0082


Kauri Park School
Years 1-6
Co-ed
16 McGlashen Place
09 483 6539


Northcote School (Auckland)
Years 1-6
Co-ed
2 Lake Road
09 480 7376


Birkdale Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
200 Birkdale Road
09 483 9168


Glenfield Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
138 Chivalry Road
09 444 6582


Northcote Intermediate
Years 7-8
Co-ed
Lake Road
09 481 1400


Northcote College
Year 9-15
Co-ed
Kauri Glen Road
09 481 0141



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Suburb Stats

Birkenhead


Median sale price in May 2022

$1,250,000

4% last month
13% same time as
last year

Monthly Trend

Total Sales in May 2022

7% last month
13 sales
8% same time as
last year

Monthly Sales