Escape the city to Titirangi Village in the Waitakere Ranges – this vacation guide suggests what to see and do in Titirangi Village – Titirangi Accommodation, cafes, restaurants, gift shops, Titirangi artists, art exhibitions and galleries, Titirangi markets, golf, and outdoor activities. Manukau harbourside bays and beaches West Auckland, New Zealand.
Galleries, Arts and Crafts
The Titirangi Village Market offers a cafe, live music and more than 100 stalls where works of local and international artists and craftspeople are displayed and available for purchse. The Market is open 10am-2pm rain or shine on the last Sunday of each month. A fun place to meet the locals, locally made gifts, music, tea, coffee and delicious cakes.
Lopdell House Gallery
Waitakere Regional Art Gallery in Titirangi Village has a national reputation. Exhibitions feature the best of contemporary art from the region, New Zealand and beyond.
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery is West Auckland’s regional gallery and is a must-see destination for visitors from throughout New Zealand and overseas. It was opened in November, 2014 and stages many exhibitions, events, workshops, talks, children’s classes, concerts and film screenings.
The small house where McCahon and his family lived during the 1950’s has big stories to tell. Colin McCahon is regarded as New Zealand ‘s greatest painter. It is open to the public as a House Museum Wednesdays to Sundays (except public holidays) from 1pm – 4pm.
Tours outside of opening hours may be arranged.
Great coffee with fresh and tasty cakes and lunch food. Drive in past The Hardware and Vevo is beside the steps on the left side of the archway. They also provide pre packaged dinners for those on the run. Open 7:00-4:00 Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday 8:00 – 3:00. Monday closed
Stripe Cafe (next door to the Fire Station)
Charming brick bay-windowed cafe with private walled courtyard. Light meals, delicious desserts & good coffee. ‘Lounge Retro’ style decor. Located opposite Titirangi RSA on South Titirangi Road next to the Fire Station. Open 7 days Weekdays from 7am-4:30pm, Weekends 8am-4:30pm
A favourite with the locals. Great atmosphere, food and coffee. Open most days from 5.30am for an early cup of excellent coffee. A sunny spot with outdoor seating for the canine.
Titirangi Village Kebabs
Middle Eastern cuisine – eat in or takeaway. Open 10am – 9:30pm.
Licenced cafe with bush and city views.
Park Road Kitchen
From the village turn down South Titirangi Road (beside Lopdell House Art Gallery)
Restaurants and Bars
The Refreshment Room
In this warm, casual and inviting dining room chefs John Poutney and Marc Harris bring their extensive experience from London and Europe. The menu changes daily. Open 5-9pm.Wednesday Thursday Friday and from Noon to 9pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. Reservations are recommended.
Fifteen minute drive along Scenic Drive from Titirangi Village.
Iti Restaurant and Cafe
Boutique restaurant and wine bar in Titirangi Village overlooking bush with city views.
A warm environment with authentic Indian Food. It is both the ideal place for a group function or an intimate dinner for two. The food quality has been achievable by adhering to a policy of exclusively employing excellent chefs from India. Elevated indoor/outdoor dining with views over Titirangi. Special $11.99 mains Monday Tuesday & Wednesday nights which can be busy. Reservations are recommended.
Handi Tandoori Cuisine
Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and tasty food with bush and city views from this delightful restaurant in Titirangi Village. Tucked away down the driveway beside the Fairy Flower Shop on Titirangi Road – opposite The Hardware Cafe. Tastefully decorated and with excellent service for relaxed dining. Each dish has its own unique flavour. Takeaway and delivery service available if staying at home is preferred.
Titirangi Village Wines
An eclectic selection of local and imported gifts and cards. Next to Titirangi Post Office
Fairy Flower Shop
An exciting collection of unusual gifts and artistic floral arrangements. Opposite The Hardware Cafe.
Titirangi Medical centre
Titirangi Post Shop
Postal services, Video hire and drycleaning.
South Titirangi Road (down steps behind Titirangi carpark). Open Mon-Sat.
Barrister & Solicitor
Titirangi United Travel
An eco-friendly centre situated in Titirangi in the lush rainforest on the west coast of Auckland. Enjoy weekly classes, weekend workshops, monthly programs, teacher training programmes, lifestyle packages that support and integrate dance, art, creativity and spirituality into everyday life.
Titirangi Golf Club
Auckland’s most celebrated golf course, created by one of the great masters of golf course design, Dr Alister MacKenzie.
Arataki Park Information Centre
Twenty minute drive along Scenic Drive from Titirangi Village, the Arataki Information centre will provide maps and information on walks in the Ranges and the history of the area. Spectacular bush and sea views, and short walks from the centre. Open everyday except Christmas Day.
Visit this celebrated artist in her Titirangi studio. By appointment only.
“The coast from Whatipu to Muriwai has been an endless source of stimulation and inspiration for me in my work. So much of this coastline is evocative of the wild and untouched state that is still characteristic of many parts of New Zealand. I am continually trying to convey these elements along with the great strength and beauty of our West Coast.”
Titirangi Potters Club is a vibrant group, located in the Waitakere ranges, on Auckland’s western fringe. Studio is underneath the Titirangi Community Centre next to Titirangi Hall, South Titirangi Rd. Access via steps or ramp between the two buildings. Email or drop by on club night Wednesday 7-9pm.