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Parks and nature in North Shore, Hauraki

Top nature recommendations from locals

Scenic Lookout
“Great place to get 360 degree views of the Harbour. Nice spot for a picnic.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Park
“Along with a long beach, long bay regional park is the place you can go and discover the wildness, BBQ with family and friends, take a walk with your lover on the beach. There are just so many things you can do here. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
“With proximity to local shops, restaurants, cafes and playground, you will find it is so easy to reach and get everything you need here. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This is the best beach in Auckland. There are no roads along the beach only houses so it is very quiet. Great for swimming two hours either side of high tide, and at low tide you can walk out among the sand pools and see what you can spot. Walk along the beach from Bath street and up and around the mountain at the end North Head. Amazing views. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“North Head Historical Reserve is considered to be the most significant historical coastal defence site in New Zealand.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Playground
“A lovely beach with grassy verge and children's swing (full playground just down the road). This is a beautiful beach with a lovely coastal walk way past exclusive North Shore beach front homes. Awesome views of the harbour, gulf and islands. I even like to walk the beach in the rain. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pool
“Albany Stadium Pool is designed for family fun and education. Although there is a lap swimming pool (20m) its priority first and foremost is for leisure and learning to swim.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Largest forest in the inner city with many walking tracks including a track from Birkenhead to Little Shoal Bay . ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“An amazing 10km walk down to the beach directly opposite The Waterside on Wade. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“One of Aucklands most stunning beaches with views into the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful spot for a picnic - it overlooks the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Panoramic elevated views of Auckland and Waitemata Harbour. Awesome! Grab some fish and chips from Devonport Village and bring them up here. Oh, and mushroom-shaped air vents spring from the ground.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Walk through NZ Native bush with labeled trees in the heart of the city. A lovely 1 hour walk. Discover some of New Zealand's unique flora and fauna.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Beach
“Great safe swimming beach within walking distance also Narrow Neck beach which is even closer to our studio”
  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“Local park with World War 2 embattlements and stunning views. Also a lovely playground. ”
  • 2 locals recommend