North Shore is the northern part of Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand.
North Shore has 150km of unbroken urban coastline. There are an average of 240 days of sunshine every year and an annual rainfall of 1,100mm.
A Visitor Centre is in Devonport.
Long Bay Beach, Long Bay Regional Park
An hour's drive from Auckland International Airport north along State Highway 1 (SH1)
A 10 minute drive over the Harbour Bridge from Auckland.
A short ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Timetable.
Snowplanet - New Zealand's first and only indoor ski resort. Open 365 days a year. Contact 0800 SNOWPLANET.
- Long Bay Regional Park, stroll around the park and along the beach and enjoy the views over the Hauraki Gulf and adjoining marine reserve. There are walks, sea kayaking, picnic areas, the historic Vaughan homestead and a kid's play ground which has a miniature train
- Harbourside Art Trail, take your time and visit the studios of the local artists and craftspeople in Birkenhead and Northcote
- North Head, take a stroll around. It's in Devonport located at the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour. It has stunning views over the Hauraki Gulf and inner harbour. Look out for the complex of tunnels, guns and other fortifications. Explore the tunnels and have a picnic. North Head offers spectacular views of North Shore, central Auckland, the harbour bridge and the volcanic island of Rangitoto.
- Parklane Motor Inn, 2 Rewiti Avenue Takapuna, ☎ +64 9 486-1069, . checkin: 14:00; checkout: 10:00. Situated 1 minute walk from the beautiful sandy Takapuna Beach with its great views of Rangitoto. Offers a Qualmark 4 Star 32 room motel accommodation just a short stroll to Takapuna's shops restaurants cafes and nightspots. The closest motel to historic Devonport. edit