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Located about 35 kilometres north of the city centre, Silverdale is a nice township that offers a great mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
The township is situated on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf, which means that residents and visitors alike are never too far from the beach. Orewa Beach is just a short drive away and is a popular spot for swimming, windsurfing/kite boarding, and sunbathing. If you're looking for something a little more secluded, head to Waiwera Beach, which is a hidden gem that's perfect for a quiet day out.
Silverdale is also home to a few great parks and reserves. The Silverdale War Memorial Park is a popular destination, with its wide-open spaces, walking trails, and sports fields. You’ll often see people playing rugby here and walking dogs.
When it comes to shopping and dining, Silverdale has plenty to offer. The township is home to the Silverdale Centre, which is a large shopping complex that boasts a wide range of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite to eat or a leisurely shopping spree, the Silverdale Centre has everything you need.
For those who love a good market, the Silverdale Markets are a must-visit. Held every Saturday from 8am-1pm, the markets offer a range of fresh produce, artisanal foods, crafts, and clothing. It’s quite small but the locals are really friendly and It's a great place to pick up some handmade goodies.
If you're looking for an adventure packed day out with your friends or family, then you should consider going to Snowplanet. It's worth a visit if you're in the area. The indoor snow park features a variety of snow-based activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. There are also a range of lessons and courses available for those who are new to snow sports or who want to improve their skills.
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Silverdale can be reached via the Northern Motorway (State Highway 1). Take the Silverdale off-ramp and follow the signs to the suburb. Alternatively, you can catch a bus from the city centre and various other locations around the city.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Because there is a lot of new development around Silverdale and surrounding suburbs, traffic can be busy during peak time.