North Shore Things To Do

Finding things to do in Auckland isn't hard. Situated between two harbours there's plenty of water activities on offer. The city is packed full of family attractions, museums and galleries, while over 50 volcanoes offer superb walking trails.

Known as the 'City of Sails', water based activites are big here, with yachts dotted everywhere. Scenic cruises and island hopping on the ferries are a great to take in the harbour setting. The compact downtown area is easy to explore on foot with museums, galleries and the iconic Skytower never far away. There's also the main retail hub of 'Queen Street' and the trendy Britmart preccinct. The city has more than enough family attractions to keep everyone happy, with Rainbow's End, Auckland Zoo, and Stardome Observatory and Planetarium offering some of the best fun. Situated in the suburb of Parnell, the Auckland War Memorial Museum features on many visitors 'must do' lists, presenting the history of New Zealand, its people and culture. The Auckland Art Gallery is conveniently located downtown and adjacent to Albert Park, a quiet oasis in the city. With over 26 regional parks, there is a huge selecton of walking trails to enjoy. The golden beaches to the north of the city are ideal for relaxing and often you'll have the beach to yourself! On the wild west coast, the beaches ae popular with surfers, while hikers who are drawn to the Waitakere Ranges. Look through our Auckland things to do guide for more inspiration to get the best out of your trip to the city.

Windsor Reserve

Windsor Reserve North-Shore, Auckland

Windsor Reserve is situated very close to Devonport ferry terminal. The park overlooks Devonport Beach and backs onto Victoria Road..

Kohimarama Beach

Kohimarama Beach North-Shore, Auckland

Kohimarama is one of several beaches off Tamaki Drive as you head east out of Auckland. It's a quieter option to the popular beachside suburb of Mission Bay with its array of cafes and bars.

Cheltenham Beach

Cheltenham Beach North-Shore, Auckland

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Situated close to Devonport town centre, Cheltenham Beach is a sandy beach within close proximity to North Head Historic Reserve.

Fernglen Garden and Bush Walk

Fernglen Garden and Bush Walk North-Shore, Auckland

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Situated off Kauri Road in Birkenhead, Fernglen Gardens is run by Auckland Council's Regional Parks Department and is focused on the preservation and growth of New Zealand plants.

Chelsea Estate Heritage Park

Chelsea Estate Heritage Park North-Shore, Auckland

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Chelsea Estate Heritage Park covers an area of 36.7 hectares and is situated in the heart of Birkenhead on Auckland's North Shore region.

North Head Historic Reserve

North Head Historic Reserve North-Shore, Auckland

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North Head Mount is an enjoyable 20 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal. The Mount is full of history and gorgeous views of Chelthenham beach, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf.

Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria North-Shore, Auckland

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Mount Victoria offers panoramic views of Auckland City, Rangitoto Island, the North Shore and the Hauraki Gulf.

Narrow Neck Beach

Narrow Neck Beach North-Shore, Auckland

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Situated within walking distance of the pretty seaside town of Devonport, Narrow Neck Beach is lovely stretch of golden sand with wonderful views of Rangitoto Island.

Wenderholm Regional Park

Wenderholm Regional Park North-Shore, Auckland

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Situated just past Orewa on Auckland's North Shore, Wenderholm is one of the most beautiful regional parks in the area. Located between Puhoi and Waiwera Rivers, the park's headland enjoys picturesque

Kauri Park

Kauri Park North-Shore, Auckland

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Take a trip to Birkenhead on Auckland's North Shore to uncover a beautiful forest off the tourist trail. The trees in the park are between 200 and 400 years old.

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