• 365 Days | #38 | Toasted Espresso

    Boutique coffee roastery Toasted Espresso in Barry’s Pt Rd Takapuna not only produces some of the very best coffee roasts in town, they’re absolutely passionate about making great coffee.

  • 365 Days | #10 | Lake House Arts Centre

    Visit the Lake House to see fine example of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in Barry’s Pt Reserve Takapuna. Art exhibitions, art classes, cafe, gardens.

  • 365 Days | #17 | RPM Class

    A Les Mills RPM class is a great way to start your day

  • 365 Days | #20 | Stand Up Paddling

    Stand up paddling – SUP – is a great way to increase your core strength and general fitness, and you get to hang out at the beach as well.

  • 365 Days | #9 | The Department Store

    Exciting collection of retailers sharing a gorgeous space in central Takapuna – Karen Walker, Stephen Marr, Simon James, Black Box, Lucy & The Powder Room, et al

  • 365 Days | #21 | Sahara Restaurant Lounge & Bar

    Sahara Restaurant is located in a beautiful historic building in Paparoa on the Kaiapara Coast – great place to eat, drink and chill.

  • 365 Days | #22 | Centennial Park

    Take a walk or bike ride through the beautiful Centennial Park in Campbells Bay. Native bush, native birds, and a range of tracks will have you coming back for more.

  • 365 Days | #41 | Mimosa Cafe

    Here’s one for Conscious Consumers: ethical cafe selling fairtrade organic coffee, local organic & free range food. Lake Road, central Takapuna

  • 365 Days | #36 | Farro Fresh

    North Shore now has its own version of Wellington’s wonderful Moore Wilson. Farro Fresh in Constellation Dr – artisan & specialty foods & everyday fare.

  • 365 Days | #24 | Play Tennis

    Grab a friend and go play a game of tennis at your local tennis club. You don’t need to have a membership. Small court charge, big fun!

  • 365 Days | #18 | Kashmir Indian Restaurant

    kashmir Indian Restaurant in Milford is a reasonably priced choice for good food and friendly service.

  • 365 Days | #29 | Waiwera Thermal Resort

    Perfect day’s outing at any time of year – hotpools, hydroslides, beauty spa, restaurant and more at Waiwera Thermal Resort

  • 365 Days | #28 | Little Shoal Bay

    Little Shoal Bay is a quiet backwater ideal for picnicking, fossicking and checking out life beneath the Harbour Bridge

  • 365 Days | #27 | Late Lunch at Altura

    If you are looking for a late lunch in Albany, Altura will be open, the coffee will be great and a sandwich is about half price. Woohoo!

  • 365 Days | #26 | Zavito Restaurant and Bar

    We needed a cheap and cheerful meal, tried Zavitos in Mairangi Bay, great pizzas, outstanding service. What a great place!

  • 365 Days | #11 | The Bridgeway

    Strictly for the grown-ups, the Bridgeway Theatre, in Queen Street Northcote Point, is a gem. Intimate, comfortable, good movies and movie/pizza deals.

  • 365 Days | #16 | Snow Planet

    Just 20 mins north of the Harbour Bridge, Snow Planet is NZs only indoor ski resort. All the gear is available for hire, and you can take a lesson too.

  • 365 Days | #25 | Kayak to Rangitoto

    Tony and I have kayaked to Rangitoto on 2 occasions – once in tandem kayaks  and then in our own individual kayaks, and I can really recommend it for a great day’s outing. If you’re not feeling super energetic, then grab a mate and go tandem. It’ll take roughly 45 minutes to get across to … Continued