Torbay, New Zealand

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Torbay
Torbay beach
Torbay beach
Torbay is located in New Zealand
Torbay
Torbay
Coordinates: 36°41′44″S 174°45′07″E / 36.69556°S 174.75194°E / -36.69556; 174.75194Coordinates: 36°41′44″S 174°45′07″E / 36.69556°S 174.75194°E / -36.69556; 174.75194
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Population
 (2013)
 • Total4,899
NorthLong Bay
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
Southeast(Hauraki Gulf)
SouthWaiake
SouthwestNorthcross
WestTorbay Heights
Torbay beach at sunrise

Torbay is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is located on the city's North Shore, and is governed by Auckland Council; the name Torbay comes from the area of the same name in the south east of Devon, England, and from the Tor, a presque-isle at the north end of Waiake Beach that becomes an island at high tide.

The population was 4,899 in the 2013 census.[1]

Attractions in the area include Long Bay Regional Park which attracts over a million visitors each year. There are also a number of smaller public beaches (Waiake, Torbay beach, Winstone's Cove, Ladder Bay), which are highly accessible and utilised both for swimming, and mooring small yachts.

Education[edit]

Torbay Primary School is a coeducational contributing primary (years 1-6) school with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 443,[2] it was established in 1954.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/profile-and-summary-reports/quickstats-about-a-place.aspx?request_value=13228&tabname=Populationanddwellings
  2. ^ Education Counts: Torbay School
  3. ^ "Welcome to Torbay School". Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2009.

Torbay travel guide from Wikivoyage