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Rising above Remuera, Ōhinerau (Mt Hobson) is a walkable volcanic cone that was once a pā. Enjoy a quick 30-minute hike to its summit for breathtaking views of the city and several other volcanoes, including Maungarei (Mt Wellington) and Maungawhau (Mt Eden). Watch out for remnants of pā terraces and pits around the mountain’s crest, where a great number of people resided at a single time.
The suburb’s name originates from an incident when a young visitor was killed on Ōhinerau, also known as Ōhinerangi (its older name). 'Remuwera' – meaning burned hem of a skirt – is what survived from the tale. The maunga was later dubbed Mt Hobson after New Zealand’s first governor, William Hobson.
Encounter cheeky pūkeko birds at the Waiatarua Reserve or stroll along the Hobson Bay East Path for a coastal walk filled with scenic delights.
The Remuera Village is the perfect place to indulge in retail therapy with its collection of independent stores, boutiques, and thrift stores. Refuel at one of the many eateries in the area. The Ōrākei Bay Village, situated in the middle of Hobson Bay, offers a unique shopping and dining experience with a gin factory converted into a modern hub.
Families can delight in the Little Rangitoto Reserve with its epic playground, flying fox, and skatepark or take a lagoon walk along the boardwalks of the Ōrākei Basin Walk. Golf enthusiasts can hit the links at the Remuera Golf Club's 18-hole par-72 course, while history buffs can embark on a self-guided Remuera Heritage Walk to learn about the area's rich history.
Location Te wāhi
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Remuera is a 10-minute drive from the city centre and, as an inner-city suburb, is easily accessible by bus and train.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Pack lunch and head up Ōhinerau (Mt Hobson) for a picnic at its summit or one of the many park benches along the way.