Many of Auckland’s highlights are located near to Albany, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating Westfield Albany Shopping Centre and the ever-popular Browns Bay Beach. Two other interesting attractions that are located within a short distance of Albany are the Long Bay Beach and the Takapuna Golf Course and Driving Range.
Auckland is celebrated throughout the world as the home of Mt. Eden. It is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of the city.
If you love nature and wildlife, head to the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. Make the most of the nearby wilderness by visiting the Stancich Reserve Park in Northcote.
Those who are into sports can see the Auckland Blues rugby union team in spring and the North Harbour in autumn at the iconic North Harbour Stadium, the sporting heart and soul of the city. Depending on the score, either celebrate or commiserate with local fans after the full-time siren blows in one of the nearby watering holes.
For a real taste of Albany, consider making a reservation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Auckland Northshore Motels & Holiday Park, Northcote, the Quest Albany, and the Poenamo Hotel, Northcote.