Maoribank is a quaint residential suburb, tucked away next to State Highway 2 a mere five minutes north of Upper Hutt’s CBD.
It contains a large number of compact homes and units, many of which are let to tenants at affordable prices.
Residents take a lot of pride in the presentation of their properties in Maoribank, and the view from the street is a pleasant one, with handsome trees and manicured gardens creating a homely, welcoming atmosphere. The population of Maoribank is diverse, with a range of demographic groups represented. The overall tone of the area is family friendly, particularly due to the presence of Maoribank School – a small community school with just over 100 pupils – a kohanga reo, and close proximity to Doris Nicholson Kindergarten.
One of the best things about Maoribank is the fantastic walkability of the streets and routes to local amenities.
One can walk from Maoribank to Upper Hutt’s CBD in approximately 30 minutes, and the suburb has multiple pedestrian thoroughfares providing direct routes to the bus stops on Fergusson Drive and State Highway 2.
Maoribank is separated only by State Highway 2 from the Hutt River Trail, the event popular Te Haukaretu Park and Duck Pond, and Harcourt Park.
Maoribank is home to a primary school and kohanga reo, and is very close to Doris Nicholson and Timberlea Kindergartens.
Maoribank is well serviced by the 110 and 112 buses, seven days a week, as well as school bus services.
Maoribank is close to both the Brown Owl and Clouston Park shopping centres, as well as a large Caltex Petrol Station which houses a Subway restaurant. Also, next door to Caltex is Rimutaka Tavern, a popular local establishment which offers meals and hosts events and concerts.