We’ve always had a soft spot for this part of Auckland and here’s why. Big brother to the smaller neighbouring suburb of Te Atatu Peninsula, the housing stock in Te Atatu South generally rocks; 1950s and 1960s weatherboard – solid, dependable and prone to scrubbing up beautifully after a bit of DIY. It’s less than 15kms from Auckland’s CBD, brilliantly serviced by the bus network and around 13kms from the wineries of Kumeu so it’s perfectly positioned for work and weekends, particularly given the Northwestern Cycleway runs right into Te Atatu South. There’s water right on your doorstep so if kayaking, boating or fishing are your things, then Te Atatu South is the suburb for you. Bordered by the Whau River, Te Atatu South provides lots of lovely waterfront properties and many stunning walks along the water's edge.