Things to do with kids in


Distinctively recognised for its stunning coastlines, freshwater lakes, and family entertainment, Takapuna is the place to be with your family this summer. Takapuna is a lively coastal suburb located in the North Shore region of Auckland and is home to some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches. Conveniently, Takapuna is only a 10-minute drive from Auckland city, or if you don’t have access to a car, familiarise yourself with the local travel options by taking the bus, train, or ferry.

Enjoy the breathtaking coastal views of Rangitoto Island whilst sailing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or relaxing in the sun by Takapuna Beach.

There are plenty of family-friendly activities and experiences offered in this town, including beachside playgrounds, Thrillzone, Monterey Lounge Cinema, and escape rooms at Escape HQ – just to name a few. Or if you want to explore the town adventurously and undertake challenges, hike along the Hauraki Gulf at the popular Lava Trail (allow 45 minutes each way).

For a new and exciting way to explore what this

wonderful location has to offer, visit the local bike shops and rent electric bikes to travel around the town easily- and avoid breaking a sweat in the process!

Appreciate the thriving hospitality scene of Takapuna, which includes a large variety of impressively reviewed beachside bars, cafés, and restaurants that encompass the naturally beautiful views of Rangitoto Island and the Hauraki Gulf.

Additionally, visit the weekly Sunday markets in the new Waiwharariki Anzac Square, providing a beautiful opportunity to celebrate exquisite food made with fresh local flavours, hand-crafted antiques and artworks, live music, and other entertainment. Explore what the local premier boutique shopping district has to offer, from smaller brands to designer fashion, department stores, jewellery, homewares, and boutique collectibles.

Takapuna is a fantastic spot to enjoy the beach-to-city lifestyle for your family holiday. Whether you want to relax by the beachside in holiday mode, or explore the town and create thrilling adventures, Takapuna has it all.