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Explore Auckland’s North Shore With white sand beaches, clear waters, a lively dining scene, high end shopping, beautiful parks and reserves, Auckland’s North Shore is known for its wonderful lifestyle. Auckland’s magnificent connected coast is just a short ferry ride across the Waitemata Harbour into Devonport, or by bus or private vehicle over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Here the noise and pace of the CBD gives way to the relaxed beach-side vibe that the North Shore is renowned for. The North Shore is known best for its wonderful lifestyle; white sandy beaches, clear waters, lively cafe scene, on-trend restaurants and high end shopping, beautiful parks and reserves. Just a short ferry ride from downtown Auckland or by bus or car over the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The fast pace of inner-city life gives way to a relaxed but active lifestyle.

North Shore beaches are among the best in the country - family friendly, easily accessed, lively and much loved. The coastal walk from Devonport to Takapuna provides access to secluded bays and beaches that can only be reached an hour or two either side of low tide. There will be plenty of time for peace and tranquility, with the comfort of knowing that there are Cafes, shops and restaurants only a few minutes away.

Devonport, Takapuna and Milford each offer an individual shopping experience - all with a friendly service and relaxed pace. Whether it’s one-off gifts from Devonport’s boutiques, leading NZ fashion labels in Takapuna or items of desire in Milford, each area boasts an array of quality retailers.

Take a stroll through historic Devonport, Explore the old defense tunnels in North Head and marvel at the spectacular city views from Mount Victoria's summit. Wander along the beautiful and sparsely populated Milford beach, or kick back in one of Takapuna's many cafe's and restaurants.

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