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Takapuna is a ward in the North Shore, a city in greater Auckland.


  • Takapuna Visitor Information Centre, Address 49 Hurstmere Rd (next to the NZ Post outlet), ☎ +64 9 486-8670. M-F 08:30-17:00, Sa,Su & public holidays 10:00-15:00

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By road[edit]

Head north across the harbour bridge on the motorway. Take the Northcote off-ramp. Turn right, cross the motorway and follow the signs.

By rail[edit]

There is no rail access to the North Shore.

By ferry[edit]

Take the ferry from Auckland to Devonport. The main access road to the motorway passes through Takapuna.

Get around[edit]


  • Bruce Mason Centre, North Shore City's main performing arts and convention centre. It is situated in the heart of Takapuna.


  • Takapuna to Milford Walk, along the coast taking you past Takapuna’s ‘Golden Mile’.
  • The Pumphouse Theatre and Lake Pupuke, situated in the centre of the city near Takapuna. The freshwater lake was originally the main water supply for the North Shore region. The building is now a centre for the performing arts. It is possible to walk around most of the lake. Some of the shore is private property and detours are needed.



  • Flying Horse, 477 Lake Rd, ☎ +64 9 489-6305. M-W & Public Holidays 11:30-21:30, Th-Sa 11:30-22:00, Su 16:00-21:30. Takeaway Chinese Food. Large servings. Few tables to eat in, but I would not recommend eating in. Most Chinese meals ~$10-15 (Hot food $1+, Burgers ~$5, 2/4 per meals packs ~$26/~$49).



  • Beresford B&B Homestay, 46A Beresford St, Bayswater (5 mins to Takapuna, Devonport, motorway N or S,), +64 9 445-3959 (email:, [1]. checkin: flexible; checkout: flexible. We warmly welcome travellers to relax, feel at home but be within easy reach of all that Auckland has to offer. Modern home located in peaceful suburb just across the harbour from city. Close to ferry, bus, beaches, shopping, restaurants, theatres. Your own TV lounge, all mod cons and amenities. Dble $110-$125 Sgle $85-$100.  edit
  • Emerald Inn Takapuna Beach Auckland, 16 The Promenade, Takapuna, 64 9 488 3500, [2]. Motel units & kitchen apartments offering top quality self catering accommodation for corporate travellers and holiday visitors in a superb beachside location near Auckland city. Breakfasts available.  edit

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