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North Shore is a quaint city within the suburbs towards the north of downtown Auckland, known to be the hometown of various famous personalities, like Lorde, Nick Evans, Wayne “Buck” Shelford, Rachel Hunter, Benjamin Thomas Watt and many more. Apart from the ethos of the place, the city is known to be a popular tourist attraction for its beautiful beaches and shores, the prevalent café culture and a plethora of other things to do.
Considered a posh subsection of Auckland, or the ‘other side’ by the local folk, the North Shore offers a considerably sophisticated lifestyle to the people living there. Known for being an upmarket area, the region is highly wanted in terms of permanent residence, considering the premium real estate offered in the locality. Grand views of the beautiful Hauraki Gulf and the Auckland City Centre can be seen from the North Shore.
There are a lot of enjoyable ways to spend a great time at North Shore. Right from shopping to water sports and beach walks, the town has a lot to offer.
Shopping- Starting from shopping, the Glenfield Shopping Mall is a locally loved mall where visitors find a large number of popular brands and is the perfect place to shop for gifts and souvenirs. It also hosts the Sunday Night Market in its basement, which has stalls full of delicious exotic cuisine at cheap and reasonable rates.
Lake Pupuke- A popular as a water sports area, as well as a highly visited spot for picnics and recreational purposes. The lake is formed from two old volcanic craters, in the shape of a heart, followed by a local Maori myth that explains the same.
Takapuna Beach- Another tourist attraction that is known for its eateries and scenic beauty, enjoyed by people of all ages.
The North Head Historic Reserve- A must-visit for history buffs, the historical park is perfect to learn more about the military history of New Zealand, and also enjoy views of the Rangitoto Island, Cheltenham Beach and the Auckland City.
Mount Victoria- The highest volcano in North Shore, Mount Victoria stands tall at around 87 meters above sea level. Visitors can choose to either walk up the hill or drive to the peak, which offers beautiful views of the main Auckland city and is the perfect spot for photographic purposes.
Devonport- One can learn more about the history of the village in the Devonport Museum or enjoy the mouth-watering handmade chocolates available at Devonport Chocolates.
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