Stanley Bay, New Zealand

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Stanley Bay
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore ward
 • Total2,187
North(Ngataringa Bay)
Northeast(Ngataringa Bay)
Southeast(Waitematā Harbour)
South(Waitematā Harbour)
Southwest(Waitematā Harbour)
West(Waitematā Harbour)
Northwest(Shoal Bay)
Stanley Point, the westernmost part of Stanley Bay.

Stanley Bay on the North Shore, New Zealand is a small suburb near Devonport, Auckland. It is mostly residential; the Devonport Naval Base lies to the east of the bay on the south side of the Stanley Bay peninsula and is connected to storage facilities on the north side at Ngataringa Bay by a tunnel.[1]

The population was 2,187 in the 2006 census, an increase of 24 from 2001.[2]


The area is named after Owen Stanley, captain of HMS Britomart (1808),[3] who conducted a survey of the Waitematā Harbour in 1841.[4]


Stanley Bay School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1–6), with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 313;[5] the school motto is "Those Who Do Their Best Do Well".[6]


  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. maps 66–67. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  2. ^ Quickstats about Stanley Bay
  3. ^ "(1800–1913) Owen Stanley and HMS Britomart". National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Stanley Street". Auckland Museum. Retrieved 7 February 2009.
  5. ^ Education Counts: Stanley Bay School
  6. ^ "Stanley Bay School". Stanley Bay School. Retrieved 12 April 2019.

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Coordinates: 36°49′37″S 174°47′20″E / 36.827°S 174.789°E / -36.827; 174.789