Things To Do in North Shore

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.

Kauri Park

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.......

North Head Historic Reserve

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......

Kohimarama Beach

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.......

Narrow Neck Beach

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.......

Le Roys Bush
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Scenic Reserve on Auckland's North Shore that protects a wide variety of fauna and flora including kauri, tanekaha, taraire, totara and many other ferns and plant species.......