Discover Cornwallis and Huia
Beautiful Cornwallis Beach is a safe spot for swimming and you can picnic on the soft white sand or under the many pohutakawa trees. The 200 metre long restored wharf is the last of the Manukau’s 16 ferry wharves and a popular fishing spot. There is also a boat ramp for those who want to fish further offshore. Kakamatua Inlet is an ‘on-leash’ area and very popular with dog walkers.
Most homes are located along Huia Road. On the shores of Huia Bay is Huia Reserve. There’s a playground, basketball half-court, a half pipe for skating, picnic tables and a barbeque. You’ll find extensive walking tracks in the area.
A local trail running group meet 3 times per week, find details on the Waitakere Bush Runners facebook group page.
The Huia Foodstore is a charming café serves all day brunch, delicious baking, gourmet takeaways and icecream. The coffee and carrot cake come highly recommended!
The Huia Settlers Museum primarily features the settler farming history of the local area. The collection includes artefacts, pictures, photos, documents and local history books. The Orpheus room focuses on New Zealand’s worst maritime disaster, the wrecking of the HMS Orpheus on the Manukau Bar in 1863.