The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area extends from Waiwera in the north to Campbells Bay in the south. It includes the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and the townships of Orewa, Whangaparaoa, Silverdale, Browns Bay and Mairangi Bay. The local board area is surrounded by a green belt of rural land.
The area is mainly residential with a high proportion of retired people. The Waiwera Hot Pools, which attracts over 500,000 visitors a year, the many beautiful and safe beaches and the Shakespear and Long Bay regional parks are popular attractions for residents and tourists.
Gulf Harbour, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, is host to the second largest marina in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as a renowned international golf course.