As Takapuna’s best kept secret, our beach side oasis is the prime location while you explore everything there is to see and do in our area. Please do not hesitate to talk to our friendly reception staff if you would like more information or suggestions.

Soak up the sun, swim in the sea, or stroll along the stunning coastal walkway to Milford Beach


Takapuna is a destination for eating and activities. A diverse range of popular cafés and restaurants are within easy walking distance of the Emerald Inn. Relax and enjoy a picnic on the beach with many takeaway options available.

One of Auckland’s trendiest areas, Takapuna offers visitors boutique fashion shops and larger retailers, all just a short walk from the Emerald Inn. Hurstmere Road showcases both local and international designers. Visit The Department Store, named one of the world’s top shopping experiences or opt for Shore City our recently upgraded shopping centre. Do not miss the Takapuna Sunday market bursting with local produce and crafts.


Looking for a bit of culture during your stay? Enjoy a show at the Bruce Mason Centre or a play at the Pumphouse Theatre.


North Shore Events Centre and North Harbour Stadium are both located nearby.

The closest gym facility to the Emerald Inn is just a 2 minute walk away or venture a little further to the Takapuna Pool and Leisure Centre. Both welcome casual visitors.


Visit Lake Pupuke — the 150,000-year-old volcano-turned-lake — for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing.


Here, we’ve provided links to a number of sites that we hope you will find useful in planning your activities for your visit in and around Auckland & New Zealand.

I Love Takapuna»

A vibrant seaside community with boutique shops, Shore City mall, restaurants, cafes and bars, great swimming & sailing beach, walks, nearby lake, all only 15 minutes from Auckland CBD.

Bruce Mason Centre»

Entertainment and conference venue in the heart of Takapuna.

Takapuna Beach Cafe»

On The Promenade, adjacent to the Emerald Inn, with panoramic views of Rangitoto island and the Waitemata Harbour. Gourmet take out food for home or the beach. Dine in or take-away.

Upcoming Events at Takapuna»

Music, festivals, markets, sporting events and more – find out what’s on.

New Zealand tourism guide»

Tourism information for New Zealand including accommodation, tours, activities, attractions, transport, maps, weather & more for planning your Auckland holiday.



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Takapuna, North Shore
Auckland 0622
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