Planes, rolling hills and fresh produce are the landmarks of this small rural community
The North Shore Aero Club is the biggest giveaway to the location of Dairy Flat. It’s a popular airfield close to the northern motorway and only a short distance to Auckland. Helicopters and small planes buzz daily in and out of this airfield. From above, Dairy Flat is a patchwork of lifestyle blocks, farm animals, duck ponds, trees and expansive homes. Some properties have horticultural activities, but most simply enjoy space, privacy and scenic rural views of rolling rural country. The hub of Dairy Flat is ‘Falloon’s Corner’, on the corner of the former State Highway One and Kaihikatea Flat Rd, which is named after the corner shop of groceries and fruit and veggies that has now attracted a cluster of small businesses offering furniture, food, petrol and associated rural solutions. Scattered further down the highway, toward Albany is Dairy Flat School, with a huge community hall, the Trot North Trotting club, an equine hospital, the North Harbour Sport and Country Club and the Dairy Flat Tennis Club.