The southern hemisphere always has the magic to attract tourists or visitors around the world to experience the uniqueness and different season change from their own country in the northern hemisphere. One of the best countries worthwhile to visit is New Zealand, regarded as one of the most untainted and natural countries in the world. There are several hub cities in New Zealand, and the most convenient one is Auckland, just situated in the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand. While Auckland is an amazing city to start your holidays here if you are planning to stay in Auckland for a least a few days, then you must take the quick drive to visit the Shore City Takapuna shops, beaches, and so much more.
Visit the beautiful town in Takapuna. Takapuna is only 15 minutes drive from Auckland CBD, and it’s one of the surrounding regions to have a beach and a lake at the same time. You can walk down Takapuna beach to relax for yourself, enjoying the sunrise while lying on the beach, or you can take a windsurfing course in lake Pupuki, bathing in the sun while maintaining your balance in the lake. If you want to go for indoor shopping instead of outdoor activities, be sure to visit Shore City Shopping Centre. It’s one of the oldest shopping centres in New Zealand and has been an icon for the past 45 years. Here in Shore City you can truly experience a mix of fashion and lifestyle stores as well as its beachside environment and calm vibe. It’s definitely worthwhile to spend at least half a day here to indulge delicious cuisine and bring some merchandise with you.
The Takapuna Shops at the Shore City Shopping Centre are a must if you’re visiting Takapuna.
Visit Waiheke Island. Waiheke Island is an island only one hour away if you take the ferry from Auckland waterfront, and it’s extremely famous for its local products like wine and olive oil. The island itself can be easily navigated by renting a car or motorbike, and it’s definitely a great experience to wander around the island for yourself, resting in one of the vineyards and bring back some of your preferred local products. There are several vineyards which have high reputation, including but not limited to, Stoneridge Vineyard, Te Motu Vineyard, and the one with dining options, Mudbrick Restaurant and Vineyard. If you want to look for olive oil, The Waiheke Olive Oil Company and the critically acclaimed Rangihoua Estate are both great options to taste the purest olive oil in New Zealand.
Visit local markets. If you prefer choosing traditional agricultural products instead of packaged merchandise, be sure to visit various local markets to bring yourself home with products with the best quality and pretty reasonable price. Options like La Cigale Market, Grey Lynn Farmers Market, Mary’s Market, and Parnell Farmers’ Market, are all great places to familiarize yourself with local farmers, beer brewers, honey sellers, about their products, and in the meantime truly experience the sincere and solid nature of New Zealand.
Whether you are an Auckland local or you are just there for a holiday, no Auckland trip is complete without a trip to Takapuna and the Takapuna Shopping Centre. The iconic beach location is quintessentially New Zealand and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take a trip to the beach, visit the local markets or spend a few hours exploring the latest food and fashion at the Shore City Shopping Centre, colloquially referred to as the Takapuna Shops. As the locals know, no trip to Auckland is complete without a trip to the sweet town of Takapuna.