Grafton

Grafton is a suburb of Auckland City, New Zealand. Once known as ‘Grafton Heights,’ it signifies its history as a well-known suburb in Auckland’s early decades.

The suburb is named after the Duke of Grafton, patron of the first governor of New Zealand, William Hobson.

Many historic structures are distinguished by the suburb, many of which have remained mostly unchanged since the early decades of the 20th century. Although the suburbs have narrowed with the highway and arterial roads’ development in the middle of the 20th century, the remaining smaller suburbs have a relatively coherent structure.

At the 2018 New Zealand census, Grafton had a population of 1,686 with 558 households.

Notable Landmarks

The Grafton Bridge is a bridge across Grafton Gully in Auckland. Constructed of reinforced concrete in 1910, it connects the Auckland CBD and the Karangahape Road to Grafton. When the bridge was built, it featured the largest reinforced concrete arch in the world.

The Auckland Domain is a large park in Grafton and is the oldest park in the city and one of the largest at 75 hectares. The park spans the actual eruption crater and much of the surrounding tuff ring of the Pukekawa volcano.

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is the first museum in New Zealand. Established in 1852 in a two-room farmhouse in the central Auckland suburb of Grafton, the Museum tells New Zealand’s story, its presence in the Pacific and its people.

The Museum is a war memorial that houses one of the top three heritage libraries in New Zealand. 

Local Schools

St Peter’s College (Te Kura Teitei o Hāto Petera) is a Catholic secondary school for boys in Grafton. With a roll of more than 1,300, the school is one of the largest Catholic schools in New Zealand.

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Moody evening
#graftonauckland #springstorm #nofilter

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Reaching out.

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kiwisketcher by easy_repost_app
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I know, I know, I’m supposed to be at work, but had a meeting in Grafton where Auckland’s ‘best street for sketching old houses’ is situated. You can’t ride past Seafield View Road without bashing out a quick sketch.
#uskauckland #uskaotearoa #urbansketchers #housesketch #graftonauckland #thegreybook

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It`s winter indeed. Only 3 plus in the afternoon and it is already so dark and gloomy 😔 #wintersunday #darkandgloomy #graftonauckland #newzealand

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Liberal Catholic Church of St Francis, Carlton Gore Road, Grafton, Auckland (1964, Jack G Patterson). As I sit at Brisbane Airport about to fly home to Melbourne, after my zig zag 3-week trip visiting friends and exploring, I can’t find out anything about this church, seen almost 2 weeks ago. It was worth asking my friend to stop her car to have a squiz and take a pic. I have about 7,000 extra pics on my phone, mainly of buildings sighted.😆 So it should keep me going for years if I keep posting. You’re warned. (NB. In the comments there’s a link to a website indicating the church was designed by Jack G Patterson.) #jdinaoteroa #jdinauckland #aucklandheritage #modernistchurchnewzealand #modernistchurchauckland #graftonauckland #graftonnz #jackgpatterson

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lakenwhitecliffe says this is the largest artwork in Aotearoa NZ. It`s certainly massive.
#larkenwhitecliffe #aucklandhospital #beyondradiology #graftonauckland #graftongully #nznativebirds #tuis #streetarteverywhere #streetartforme #mural #gobigorgohome #gobig

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#throwback foggy 🌫 Grafton bridge #Auckland #NZ #NZL #NewZealand #Aotearoa #tamakimakaurau #Graftonnz #graftonauckland #VisitAuckland #AucklandUni #Flashback #memories #Fog #Spring #loveakl

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Help!

One of my fave spots in Auckland, a refuge, a creative hideaway in the middle of the city, a place that has housed many an aimless wander and planted many a creative seed in me, is threatened to be shut down.

If you have some to time tomorrow or are passing by Auckland city/Grafton go grab a coffee from 10am, listen to live music and wander around this charmed community space! Being present there is protesting to keep this place alive.

It would leave a hole in the Auckland community to no longer have Hum Cafe. Please visit and share.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3829329353779860&id=191423140903851

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I know, I know, I’m supposed to be at work, but had a meeting in Grafton where Auckland’s ‘best street for sketching old houses’ is situated. You can’t ride past Seafield View Road without bashing out a quick sketch.
#uskauckland #uskaotearoa #urbansketchers #housesketch #graftonauckland #thegreybook

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Lil sneaky peaky on one of the 5 new listings we are excited to bring you!!
The POWER of ToRU. 3 🛌, 3 🛀 3 level townhouse in Grafton. Great Location!! Internal access garage! Super close to the hospital. #torupower #ariztorealestate #nativeagents #centralcityliving #graftonauckland

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Sometimes your muscles need some soft tissue mobilisation… #physiotherapy #graftonauckland

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I got my own small but lovely place!🤗🥰
#auckland #newzealand🇳🇿
#myown #homesweethome #graftonauckland #newflat #nicebuilding #selfietime #selfie

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Caption this

– Nur <333

Photo by that_hooman

#nurpeach #nurpeachmusic #nature #plants #greenery #street #city #grafton #graftonstudentflats #graftonauckland #aucklandnz #akl #aucklandnewzealand #colour #colours #colourful #sunny #sunnyday #citylife #citystreets #citystreet #graftonnz #carltongoreroad #suburban #suburbs

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While you are waiting for spring to be settled come and try out the huge variety of ways you can use spring resistance on all our Pilates equipment. Load can help you strengthen and tone your muscles and light springs on moving apparatus can challenge your core stability and balance. Treat yourself to a private and really experience what springs are about…. #workout #getstrong #healthandwellbeing #pilatessprings #kowhaitree #graftonauckland

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Sunny day

#sunny #day #sunnyday #sunday #sun #street #trees #sky #clouds #bluesky #cloudysky #grafton #graftonstudentflats #graftonauckland #aucklandnewzealand #aucklandnz #auckland #akl #city #suburbs #suburban #suburbia #newzealand #nz #newzealandlife #nzlife

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It feels good to have your own space again!!! 🥰
#auckland #newzealand🇳🇿 #dancerpainter #chile🇨🇱 #instagay #graftonauckland #myownplace #selfietime #selfie #life #homesweethome #thanks

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