Just 13 kilometres to the west of Auckland city centre, Henderson has a large shopping and theatre complex adjacent to its train station.
Schools in the area include Henderson School, Henderson South School, Henderson Intermediate and Henderson High. There are also three Catholic schools: Holy Cross Catholic School for years 1-8, St Dominic’s College for girls and Liston College for boys.
Take the kids to the Council owned West Wave Pool on Alderman Drive, originally built to host the Aquatics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. At the former Corban Estate vineyard you’ll find the Corban Estate Arts Centre. It’s a great place to visit with gallery spaces, artist studios and a performance space nestled within the historic wine buildings and park like grounds.