Auckland is growing. Rapidly. Because of this so many spaces around Auckland have been repurposed. New subdivisions and new shopping centres are popping up everywhere.
We lived in Brisbane for nearly 7 years, and one of the things that we’ve been really enjoying since we’ve been back, has been exploring new places that didn’t exist when we lived here.
There are a few places that have completely changed, one being the old Hobsonville Airfield and the other Britomart (but more on that another time)
Hobsonville Road now leads to Hobsonville Point- where is used to lead to a motorway- Now you may think that new subdivisions aren’t exactly fun to explore. However if you go all the way to the end of the point, you might find something worth discovering.
The Hobsonville Point Farmer’s Markets are on every Saturday and Sunday between 8am-1pm. Housed in an old Air Force mechanics building, which may seem odd for a market, but it means that this market it on rain, hail or shine.
Filled to the brim of market stalls selling breads, pastries, sweets, macaroons, tarts, meats, jams and pickles, cheese, fruit and vegetables. Basically everything that you would expect from a Farmer’s Market.
I think the thing that amazes me the most is that the space went unused for so long. I turned 19 earlier this month, and for as long as I can remember Hobsonville Point has been empty, and that space and land wasted. Now, Hobsonville Point is full of life, people going for walks, fishing of the wharf, there’s even a cafe nearby. By devloping the whole area in a way that has benefited the whole community and surrounding areas, it has breathed new life into the area.
Have any of you checked out the Hobsonville Point Farmer’s Market?