What to do and see in North Shore, North Island: The Best Places and Tips

Discover the best top things to do in North Shore, New Zealand including Mount Victoria Reserve, Takapuna Beach Playground, Takapuna Markets, Albany Stadium Pool, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Westfield Albany, Browns Bay Beach, QBE Stadium, Key Summit Track, Gills Scenic Reserve.

1. Mount Victoria Reserve

Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand Nature & Parks
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 423 reviews

Mount Victoria Reserve

Reviewed By montemaranne - BonnBonn

Great views

We drove up on our last wet morning in Devonport. Although it was still a bit misty, the views of Auckland were great and must be absolutely stunning on a good day.

2. Takapuna Beach Playground

Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Takapuna Beach Playground

Reviewed By Troy H - Bountiful, UtahBountiful, Utah

Great playground for kids and adults!

From 5-55 our whole family had a great time here! Our kids could have spent all day running around the many different features at this playground. Great location right off the beach.We happened to be here when the weather wasn't the best. It had just been

3. Takapuna Markets

Cnr Lake Road and Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand Shopping, Flea & Street Markets
Excellent
44%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Takapuna Markets

Reviewed By johanac34 - Prague, Czech RepublicPrague, Czech Republic

Nice

We were lucky that this market was around the corner because there is nothing special to it. They are selling few stuff from second hand or imported ones but with no real local touch. It seems that some are selling end of stocks from a truckload.

4. Albany Stadium Pool

Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand Fun & Games, Sports Complexes
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Grant N - Hastings, New ZealandHastings, New Zealand

Found to be great for 3 year old granddaughter

Swimming pool complex but we just used for our granddaughter to enjoy being in water. There's a good area with water dropping from height, spraying water, as well as shallow pools for the little kids. She loved it - nice and warm - definitely must accompa

5. Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

64 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand Museums, Military Museums
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 279 reviews

Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Reviewed By merlin a - Levin, New ZealandLevin, New Zealand

Fantastic FREE museum

You'll have to have an interest in Naval warfare, or at least the plight of those who have been involved in naval battles but this little FREE museum will keep you interested all afternoon if you let it.The staff were helpful, they will even put on a tour

6. Westfield Albany

219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand Shopping, Shopping Malls
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 10 reviews

Westfield Albany

Just 12 miles north of Auckland, this shopping center has nearly 150 shops including Farmers and Kmart department stores, Country Road, Forever New, Peter Alexander, Portmans, and Quiksilver.

Reviewed By delb0inz - Auckland, New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

NIce Feel to this Mall

Shopping here is a really pleasant experience. It's light and airy with a good range of shops. There's a good information desk, lifts and escalators. The food court is varied although it can be hard to find a seat at busy times. It feels safe and there's

7. Browns Bay Beach

Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
Excellent
54%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Browns Bay Beach

Reviewed By BryantheViking71 - Stockport, United KingdomStockport, United Kingdom

Great place for shopping dining or coffee

Loads of things to do...Parking no problem, and great Beach for Kids, with a fantastic Ex Pats Pub, Speakers Corner, serving a wide range of Kiwi and English draught beers including Guinness

8. QBE Stadium

Stadium Drive, Albany, Auckland 0752, New Zealand Sights & Landmarks, Arenas & Stadiums
Excellent
21%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

QBE Stadium

The newest venue in the Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA) family, North Harbour stadium is located in the centre of the North Shore Domain in Albany.

Reviewed By charliechariot - Auckland Central, New ZealandAuckland Central, New Zealand

Shoddy Organisation

Went to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier yesterday v New Caledonia at North Harbour - pathetic organisation from the start. An international match should attract at least 20 000 people so the QBE stadium holding 25 000 should have been perfect but the to

9. Key Summit Track

Milford Road | The Divide, State Highway 94 , Fiordland National Park, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Hiking Trails
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 36 reviews

Key Summit Track

Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip. See website for the price of accommodation on this track.

Reviewed By CarolDM1900 - Montpelier, VermontMontpelier, Vermont

Views, Birds, Wildflowers: This Walk Has It All!

Great track, on a great day. If there's a better time than early summer to walk to Key Summit, I can't imagine it. Everything just bursts with life and color. Wildflowers are abundant, accenting the high, craggy peaks and the valleys between them. Native

10. Gills Scenic Reserve

276 Dairy Flat Highway, Auckland | Access behind Albany Pub, Albany, Auckland 0793, New Zealand Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Waterfalls, Forests, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas More
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 4 reviews

Gills Scenic Reserve

Reviewed By Molzmum - Auckland Central, New ZealandAuckland Central, New Zealand

photogenic waterfall

short walk through bushy environs to a nice little waterfall making it accessible to many . Not disabled friendly as you have to walk down an embankment to photograph

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