A country escape minutes from town

Palliser Downs is located in historic Wainui. First settled by English, Scottish and Irish descendants in the 1850’s, Wainui’s farming roots are now giving way to lifestylers seeking larger rural properties within reach of city amenities.

Whether you need the city daily, or occasionally, every time you return Palliser Downs you’re greeted by serenity and an absolutely welcoming lack of traffic. With such accessibility and tranquility on offer it’s easy to understand why lifestyle properties in Wainui are so sought after.

minute drive to Silverdale
minute drive to Orewa
minute drive to Auckland CBD

Dining is definitely still on the menu

Living at Palliser Downs doesn’t mean giving up socialising or eating out. Nearby Orewa is renowned for its selection of cafe and dining options including Cafe Puff, Cheek and Chong, and Dear Coasties. Closer to home the Wainui Golf Club is where locals meet up over drinks and internationally inspired cuisine while taking in stunning natural vistas.

Fancy a spot of retail therapy?

The nearby Orewa Beach Farmers Market or the Kaukapakapa Village Market are great places to source fresh produce and artisan food. For a more mainstream shopping experience, just 15 minutes away is the Silverdale Mall which incorporates over 30 big-name stores covering everything from beauty to tech and homewares.


Wainui School has roughly 280 students from years’ 1 to 8. They pride themselves on strong values in a relaxed, country setting. Private school options in the area include Kristin School, Pinehurst School, and Wentworth Primary and College. Orewa College, Rangitoto College, AUT, and Massey University are also on Auckland’s North Shore.

Sport and leisure

Recreation is at the heart of the Wainui lifestyle. The Wainui Golf Club, Snowplanet in Silverdale and the region’s many walking and horse trails are popular with locals. For a more coastal experience, Orewa Beach is a fantastic place to unwind, or if you’re feeling more energetic the Orewa Surf Life Saving Club is always welcoming to new members.