Top 10 Things to do in North Shore, New Zealand

July 25, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best top things to do in North Shore, New Zealand including MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours, Sky Tower, Browns Bay Beach, Escape Hunt Auckland, Auckland Night Market, Key Summit Track, Event Cinemas, JUMP Indoor Trampoline Park, Mount Victoria Reserve, Takapuna Markets.
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1. MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours

1 Queens Parade | Shop 9 Devonport Ferry Terminal, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
Excellent
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5 based on 178 reviews

MagicBroomstick (Segway) Tours

Magic Broomstick Segway Tours is an absolute "Must do" while you are in Auckland. This activity is fun and exciting and just a little out of the ordinary as you experience the unique sensation of riding a Segway. We first teach you the art of riding then you're off on a tour or short ride. Gliding to the summit of Mt. Victoria or North Head, Devonport's volcanic cones, where you can checkout the Military fort's of the 1880's and be gob-smacked by the awesome views of Auckland city and the Hauraki Gulf is suitable for those over 13 years of age. If you would like a shorter ride we have a "Taste" of Segway which takes in the Beaches and Victorian Villa's of Devonport. If you have a 10 year old in your group you can still experience the awesome Segway as we have a FUN Family ride especially for you.

Reviewed By Spinner915 - Broadview Heights, Ohio

We LOVE segways and the moment we stepped off the ferry from Auckland and spotted the segways, we knew we had to do it. Our plan was to visit Mt Victoria and this was a great way to do it. Adam was our guide and I was so happy that we fit into their schedule since we didn’t have a reservation. We were the only ones on the tour and it was great. It was a warm day and you could see it on the faces of the people walking up the hill. Adam did a great job and also gave us a great reference for lunch. Would highly recommend!!!!!

2. Sky Tower

Corner Victoria and Federal Sts, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand +64 9-363 6000
Excellent
51%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Sky Tower

Auckland's Sky Tower is the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere, this tower is more than 300 metres high. Offering stunning views, along with award winning restaurants, a gift shop and an opportunity to push your limits by walking the outside of the viewing platforms, or by jumping off from 192 metres above Auckland's CBD.

Reviewed By Alex D - London, United Kingdom

The Sky Tower was a great experience. The lifts were readily available and quick. The glass panel in the floor was a good touch. The views from the viewing platforms were superb. They keep you informed when and if there is anyboby going to do the jump. We were fortunate and got a couple of great shots of someone in mid air. Noit overly expensive and well worth a visit.

3. Browns Bay Beach

Browns Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Browns Bay Beach

Reviewed By WarrenAus - Redland City, Australia

This beach is for walking, laughing and launching your boat rather than for bathing in May. I did not see any bathers so that tended to make the point.
We really loved seeing the couples with their dogs eagerly bounding up and down the beach and the families enjoying the good weather and a great walk on the beach.
This is not a white sand beach as the sands are likely volcanic in nature. That does not diminish the fun though.
We also loved the views at either end of the bay that rise up to a cliff face.
There is a great Park for kids right next to the beach,

4. Escape Hunt Auckland

495 Lake Road, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand +64 9-489 4999
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5 based on 31 reviews

Escape Hunt Auckland

AUCKLAND'S MOST PREMIUM AND IMMERSIVE LIVE INTERACTIVE ESCAPE ROOM EXPERIENCE Try the world's best escape games with a NZ twist - including the world's only rugby themed escape room. Escape from getting lost in the Milford Sound or from a shipwreck in the Auckland Islands. A true 5 star experience which lasts ~90 minutes, where you will: - Get locked in a room with up to 5 friends for 60 minutes to find clues, crack puzzles and solve our unique kiwi mysteries before time runs out! - Enjoy complimentary refreshments in our luxury lounge - Do a free detective photo shoot Play together with friends and family in teams of 2-5 (recommended ages 7+). Or book multiple rooms to challenge your friends! It's non-stop, adrenalin pumping, brain activity at it's best! Fun for all ages (no gore or horror) - friends, families, birthday parties, kids parties, hens/buck's and corporate team building.

Reviewed By Hye Joun L

I've been here with my daughters and we had a fantastic time in 'lost in forrest' room. What an awesome set up, friendly staff and an overall great experience.Dear Hye Joun L, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic time and hope to have the opportunity to host you for another game some time soon!! Kind regards Gina

5. Auckland Night Market

416 Glenfield Road, Glenfield, Auckland 0629, New Zealand +64 9-576 5223
Excellent
54%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Auckland Night Market

Reviewed By Alan G - Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

There are a number of Auckland Night Markets on different nights and different venues. I do not know if the stall holders are the same in each location. There was a HUGE selection of 'street food' vendors with great looking variety's. There were Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Lebanese and Jamaican street foods available. The markets start about 17:30 through to 23:00. Well worth tracking one down at least to have a good selection of foods with a difference.

6. Key Summit Track

Milford Road | The Divide, State Highway 94 , Fiordland National Park, Milford, Auckland, New Zealand +64 3-249 7924
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5 based on 19 reviews

Key Summit Track

Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip. See website for the price of accommodation on this track.

Reviewed By HayleyMace - Norwich

This takes 2.5/3 hours from The Divide car park. There’s plenty of parking (we had a 7.5m camper!) and drop toilets at the car park. It’s about an hour steady uphill but not anything too difficult, we did it on a very hot day. At the top there’s a nature walk which takes about 20 minutes and offers more nice views- there are meant to be leaflets telling you about the plants etc but those had run out.
Very well maintained path and manageable for most walkers- take plenty of water though as the top is exposed and very hot.

7. Event Cinemas

219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9-369 2314
Excellent
38%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
6%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Event Cinemas

Reviewed By Michael S - Brisbane, Australia

Standard cinemas at a big shopping centre at Albany - we went to see Lion which was a bit sad but uplifting- could do with a clean bit smelling

8. JUMP Indoor Trampoline Park

48 Arrenway Drive | Auckland, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand +64 9-600 5391
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

JUMP Indoor Trampoline Park

JUMP is a spring-loaded urban playground with a range of activities for everyone to enjoy. JUMP is made up of hundreds of square metres of interlocking trampolines covering the floor space and going up the walls. We also have a 20ft foam pit area to JUMP into from a set of 'runway' trampolines, a trampoline dodgeball court and other fun accessories like a basketball hoop for extreme dunking. Suitable for all ages, regardless of your skill/fitness level JUMP caters for everyone. This is all made safe with soft landing surfaces, lots of padding and gymnastic grade foam creating a platform to burn energy while having the most fun you can possibly imagine.

Reviewed By Pukeko54 - Beverley, United Kingdom

We took our 2 grandchildren aged 6 and 3 here for an hour and were impressed with the standard of cleanliness and safety. Lots of "court monitors" in evidence to keep the older children from getting too exuberant but also willing to play with the younger ones, making sure everyone enjoyed themselves in a safe way. The safety briefing at the beginning is compulsory before the start of the session each hour so you need to arrive at least 10 minutes early. Sessions start on the hour. Adults may also up with young children but everyone is required to purchase/wear special socks, thus ensuring the cleanliness of the trampolines. The very large space is sections for various levels of activities. 1 pm seems a good time to go - we found it very quiet with less than about 30 children so lots of space to play. Highly recommended (not 5 stars because of the price of the water)

9. Mount Victoria Reserve

Kerr Street, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent
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4.5 based on 366 reviews

Mount Victoria Reserve

Reviewed By bizzydragon - Peterborough, United Kingdom

Whether you want views, history, food or shopping.... it can all be had here. A roundabout land route can be shortened by a ride on the Fullers Ferry from Pier 1, Queens Wharf. Return tickets for adults cost 12.50NZ$ or the AT Hop top-up card can be used on Ferries, as well as on the trains and buses for the 12 min crossing.
A 15-25 min walk gets you to the summit of Mount Victoria from the ferry terminal, where you are rewarded with spectacular views of Auckland, Mt Rangitoto and Waitemata harbour.
Plenty of places can be found for well-cooked food. There is a well-sheltered area near the beach to rest and watch sailboats or windsurfers. Not a great number of shops in this pretty place but a great variety and bargains can be found by the shopping-savvy. The tourist info office, on Victoria Road is well stocked with leaflets and a warm welcome. Go once and you'll want to go back to see if you missed anything.

10. Takapuna Markets

Cnr Lake Road and Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9-376 2367
Excellent
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Takapuna Markets

Reviewed By Brunkell - Auckland, New Zealand

I just LOVE this market. Every Sunday morning you can find fresh veggies, fruits and bread at Takapuna in the carpark located behind the Burger King.
The farmers come along with not just that but honey, homemade soaps, fresh juice and so much more.
You can also enjoy a good music played by some locals, so much fun. Come early, they are all up around 8:30 - 9 am

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