North Auckland

Takapuna, Auckland
Relaxing at Takapuna Beach, Auckland
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​Explore Takapuna, the lifestyle capital of Auckland’s North Shore. This vibrant seaside suburb is home to stylish shops, swanky cafés and a bustling Sunday market. Visit the stunning white sand beach and enjoy the unspoiled views of Rangitoto and other Hauraki Gulf islands.

Takapuna highlights

Enjoying fine dining in Takapuna, Auckland

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Bring your togs
Hit Takapuna’s beautiful white-sand beach to enjoy a swim, watch watersports, or stretch your legs on the heritage trail from Takapuna to Milford.

Shop till you drop
Browse the diverse shops and boutique stores along Hurstmere Road or shop for top-brand fashion, food and beauty products in the 70+ stores of the mall.

Pack a picnic
Relax with a picnic on the grassy shores of Lake Pupuke. This heart-shaped freshwater lake, which occupies a volcanic crater, is a favourite spot for rowing, sailing and canoeing.

Pick up a bargain
Stroll through Takapuna's lively Sunday market to find a wide variety of products, from fresh fruit and vegetables to crafts, furniture and antiques.

Overlooking Takapuna Beach, Auckland

Why visit?

Takapuna offers stylish shopping and a dining scene with an array of local and ethnic cuisine.

When you’ve finished bargain hunting at the markets, head to the beach to try your hand at watersports or relax by peaceful Lake Pupuke. You can also indulge your artistic side with a show at the PumpHouse Theatre or take in an exhibition at the Lake House Arts Centre.

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