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Local Area

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The Rise is attractively situated on the urban-edge of Papakura-Ardmore - a perfect location for outdoor adventure enthusiasts of all ages. Positioned at the foothills of the Hunua Ranges regional park - with its fabulous walking trails and mountain bike tracks - living at The Rise brings the best of city life to the country.

For swimmers, recreational boaties, kayakers, fishermen and all those who enjoy the water; the white sandy beaches of Kawakawa Bay and Maraetai are a short drive to the east.

Closer-by, the busy Ardmore aerodrome beckons with its glider and light plane clubs, flying schools and air-related activities. Further to the west, the pony clubs and horse facilities of Karaka are always popular; while to the south Pukekohe Park race track and Hampton Downs are an exciting draw card for motor racing enthusiasts.

The wider Papakura area also boasts some great parks with the Bruce Pulman Park Outdoor Sports & Recreation Centre just a short drive away.

the rise schooling


Ardmore Primary School caters for children’s school years 1 through to 8, covering primary and intermediate ages and has a current school roll of over 300 students. St Mary's Catholic School and the Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School are two strongly favoured state integrated options. Kauri Flats School in Takanini was newly opened in 2017, while Hingaia Peninsula School across the motorway in Karaka has grown to become a popular option.

10 minutes away in Karaka, ACG Strathallan has a strong reputation for academic excellence, while there are the further secondary school options at Papakura High School. Kings College in Otahuhu and Macleans College in Howick are also popular choices.

the rise transport


Regular MAXX commuter trains and Stagecoach bus services run from Papakura to central business district of Auckland. Papakura train station is the third busiest station in the Auckland region after Britomart and Newmarket. The Park & Ride facility was recently enlarged, the existing heritage building refurbished and a new bus interchange and passenger waiting area added. The station also functions as the major interchange for shuttle trains to and from Pukekohe.

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