Helensville is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. It is sited 40 kilometres northwest of Auckland, close to the southern extremity of the Kaipara Harbour. State Highway 16 passes through the town, connecting it to Waimauku 16 km to the south, and Kaukapakapa about 12 km to the north-east. Parakai is 2 km to the north-west. The Kaipara River runs through the town and into the Kaipara Harbour to the north. The population was 2,532 in the 2006 Census, an increase of 315 from 2001. Helensville is also the name of an electorate seat in the Parliament of New Zealand. The outgoing member for Helensville is John Key, former leader of the National Party and former Prime Minister.
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The Museum also has an extensive collection of archival material available for the use of researchers.
The Helensville Museum is located at the Riverside Reserve, Mill Road, Helensville.
The museum has been open to the public (apart from its current transition period) since December 1970, when Hedley House, as it was known, was officially opened by then Helensville Member of Parliament, the late Peter Wilkinson.
Until then, the Society housed its exhibits in the Helensville Primary School’s old dental clinic.
In 1982 the Courthouse was acquired by the Historical Society and moved from its riverside site to join Hedley House on the Porter Crescent Reserve.
When the Society moved to the River Reserve in December 2003, a third building, the Old Schoolhouse was added to the Pioneer Village. More recently the Hector Nichols Barn was constructed.
This campsite is set back from Medlands Beach amongst mature trees. With 30 non powered tent sites available it's the perfect spot to disconnect from civilisation and go back to basics. The estuary is safe for swimming and the beach is popular for surfing. For the keen fisherman there is spots to launch a boat as well as areas around the coastlands perfect for fishing.Visit Medlands Campground (DOC)
Situated between two streams overlooking Overtons Beach, with shelter under mature trees, Harataonga campsite is a favorite for holidaymakers and families. Facilities include showers, access to the beach and shelter for cooking. There is sixty non powered sites and the camp site is just a stone throw away from snorkeling, swimming and diving!Visit Harataonga Campsite
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