Warrington, New Zealand

Warrington, known in Māori as Ōkāhau,[2] is a small settlement on the coast of Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated close to the northern shore of Blueskin Bay, an area of mudflats north of Dunedin, and is administered as part of Dunedin City. Warrington is 3 km (1.9 mi) from State Highway 1 linked by Coast Road. The Main South Line railway passes through the township and a tourist train, the Seasider passes through the settlement once or twice a week between Dunedin and Palmerston.

Location of Warrington in New Zealand
CountryNew Zealand
IslandSouth Island
RegionEast Otago
 • Regional councilOtago Regional Council
 • Territorial authorityDunedin City Council
 (2013 census)[1]
 • Total450
Time zoneUTC+12 (NZST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+13 (NZDT)
Area code03
Local iwiNgāi Tahu
A Futuro house in Warrington

According to the 2013 New Zealand census, Warrington has a population of 450, an increase of 24 people since the 2006 census.[1]

Warrington School is a year 0-8 (ages 5–13) full primary school, with a roll of 54 students as at March 2021.[3][4] Warrington Playcentre is an early childhood centre (ages 0–6).

Warrington beach, a popular surf beach for locals and visitors from the city, is patrolled by volunteer lifeguards of the Warrington Surf Life Saving Club which established in Dunedin in 1957 and relocated here in 1976.[5]

St Barnabas Church is one of the area's oldest buildings.


  1. ^ a b 2013 Census QuickStats about a place  : Warrington
  2. ^ Place names on Kāti Huirapa Runaka ki Puketeraki website, viewed 2012-01-04
  3. ^ "New Zealand Schools Directory" . New Zealand Ministry of Education. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  4. ^ Education Counts: Warrington School
  5. ^ "Surf life-saving: Historic name revived by club" on Otago Daily Times website, viewed 2012-12-06

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