Saint Heliers is an affluent seaside suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The suburb is popular with tourists due to its beaches, cafés, and views of Rangitoto Island, a distinctive volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf.
According to the 2018 New Zealand census, Saint Heliers had a population of 11,529 people and 4,341 households.
Notable Landmarks and Parks
Achilles Point is a rocky outcropping on the east side of Ladies Bay, but the term may also refer to the entire headland between St. Heliers and the Tamaki River estuary. It has stunning views of Waitematā Harbour and the Gulf Islands.
Dingle Dell Reserve
Dingle Dell Reserve was described in The New Zealand Herald in the 1950s as the “forgotten Cinderella of Auckland’s Parks.” It is still a peaceful place in the heart of St. Heliers where people can enjoy a picnic or a bush walk today. The park is home to a variety of native plants, including kohekohe and tanekaha.
Glover Park, which was once a marsh before it was drained by Auckland Council in the 1950s, is built on a volcanic ‘explosion’ crater. It has a variety of steep walks, but it is not especially appropriate for wheelchairs or pushchairs. It has stunning views of Rangitoto, the Hauraki Gulf, and Auckland City.