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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Boat or Ferry
“Nice cafes and bars, great beaches, relaxed friendly village atmosphere. Lovely historic buildings and museums.”
  • 106 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Jewelry Store
“A good size mall with all you need. KMart Event Cinemas Banking New World Food Court .... and much much more ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Café
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“An iconic spot - amazing breakfast and lunch menu with a great view over Takapuna beach. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Sublocality Level 1
“Market on Sunday mornings 6am to 12 midday. There is a shopping Mall and plenty of bars, cafes and eating places. The main bus station is in the center of Takapuna. There is a great beach and a nice place to swim.”
  • 55 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Scenic Lookout
“Great place to get 360 degree views of the Harbour. Nice spot for a picnic.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach
“Cafes galore on the beach! Penguino is the place to go for the Summer galato, ”
  • 26 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Natural Feature
“Popular beach with a great view of Rangitoto Island. If you want more of a walk, you can walk along the shoreline to Milford beach (if the tide isn't too high)”
  • 35 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Local markets held on Sunday mornings. Wide range of produce, food stalls and vendors.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Mount Victoria is lovely spot that provides great views of the Auckland Isthmus. There is a relief map at the top that will help you find key points around Auckland. A short drive to Devonport which is a lovely see-side settlement and has the nearby maritime museum. Of course, you can take the ferry across to Devonport from the city. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Dessert Shop
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“A lovely place to go after you had a nice dinner in a local restaurant, cinema is located upstairs”
  • 21 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Lovely cinema that has been around for years and has a fantastic selection of art house movies. ”
  • 26 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
Bar
“Great setting with backyard dinning overlooking Browns Bay Beach. They serve a selection of out of the ordinary beers. Good lunch special and live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Their website is: www.deepcreekbrewbar.co.nz.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
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“A little out of the way but a real hidden secret. This cafe is vibrant and welcoming with delicious, affordable food that will make you want to keep coming back for more.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great for food and drinks, and an easy walk home along the beach or Beach Road. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Every Tuesday night, the Elephant Wrestler host a fun trivia quiz night for those who challenge their mind. Often paired with special deals and drinks, a night spent at the Elephant Wrestler Quiz night is always unforgettable. ”
  • 20 locals recommend