Bohemian, beach-loving and barefoot - immerse yourself in laid-back life across the harbour and discover all the things to do on the North Shore. Known as ‘The Shore’, Auckland City’s northern beaches are home to the quintessential Auckland lifestyle. It is a laid back and informal area and the sea is your constant companion.
After a 17-minute ferry ride across the harbour from the central city, you can discover Devonport. This seaside gem is packed with 19th century buildings and has a proud military history. At North Head, you can explore gun emplacements that were designed to thwart various invasions that never came. Further North, there’s the beachside township of Orewa, and the beautiful coastal reserve Shakespeare Park on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.
To relax and enjoy sand between your toes or the perfect sea side coffee break, discover all the things to do on the North Shore.