Lazy sunbathers will adore the soft, golden sands, while water enthusiasts can dive into the sparkling waves for a refreshing swim. If you're a fan of water sports, there's no shortage of activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, and even kitesurfing. Remember to keep an eye out for the iconic Rangitoto Island, which creates a stunning backdrop for your beach adventures.
Feeling peckish after a day in the sun? You're in luck because Takapuna Beach is surrounded by fabulous cafes, restaurants, and ice cream spots to satisfy your cravings. Don't forget to stroll along the lovely beachfront promenade, where you'll find plenty of charming shops to explore.
Not to be missed is the charming Sunday market, a local favourite, boasting fresh produce, artisanal crafts, and delicious street food.
Location Te wāhi
Takapuna BeachPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Takapuna is a 10-15 minute drive from the city centre, and is accessible by bus.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Grab a pre-beach coffee at Takapuna Café. There is something special about a morning walk on the beach with coffee in hand.