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Panmure is a lively ‘town within a city’, with a strong community spirit.

Nestled underneath the striking Maungarei (Mt Wellington) and alongside the Panmure basin and the Tāmaki river, it’s also just thirteen minutes from downtown Auckland by train. There’s a bustling high street, a library, and five schools in the area, including Sommerville School for students with special educational needs. 


There’s a lot to love about Panmure. Here are a few local favourites.

Queen's Road

Panmure’s heritage and diverse cultural makeup is reflected in its high street, where historic buildings sit alongside great places to eat, shop and connect with neighbours. There are over 240 businesses in this area, supported by an active business community. Whether it’s lu pulu masima from the islands, traditional Malaysian hand-pulled noodles, Sri Lankan spices or craft beer; you’ll find it here on Queen’s Road.

Panmure Basin

Much of community life in Panmure happens in and around the basin. Many Aucklanders have fond memories of days spent splashing at the Lagoon Pool and Leisure Centre, which hugs the basin’s shoreline. The Panmure Lagoon Sailing Club is also situated on its shores, and the path that winds its way around the lagoon is dotted with playgrounds and is well loved by local families.

Space to play

Panmure residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to play and enjoy the great outdoors. The extensive Mt Wellington War Memorial Reserve is situated between Panmure and the coast, and is home to tennis courts, the Marist rugby club grounds, and the waka ama and boating clubs. There are plentiful playgrounds in the area for the kids, and a coastal walkway which will eventually form part of the planned Tāmaki loop.


Over the next two decades, the Tāmaki regeneration programme will build on Panmure’s many strengths to create an even brighter future for everyone who lives here. Here are a few of the changes on the way.