Birkenhead Vacations

A popular place for visitors in the dynamic city of Auckland, Birkenhead has a lot to offer travellers. Birkenhead is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Auckland’s downtown. If you are arriving by air, Birkenhead is about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Auckland International Airport.

Many of Auckland’s most interesting sights are within easy reach of Birkenhead, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. The Birkenhead Public Library and the Stancich Reserve Park are amongst the many popular places to visit. Two other popular spots that are located close by Birkenhead are the Takapuna Golf Course and Driving Range and Takapuna Beach.

Visitors travel from near and far to see Mt. Eden, one of the best-loved spots in the country. It is only 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of town.

You’ll find plenty of unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Birkenhead. There are plenty of excellent places to take the family for a couple of hours such as Artspace, Artstation and the New Zealand National Maritime Museum. Acclaimed art galleries, include the Auckland Art Gallery, the John Leech Gallery and the Oedipus Rex Gallery. To experience the city’s dynamic artistic culture, book a show at one of the gorgeous live performance venues such as Aotea Centre, the New Zealand Film Archive and the Auckland Civic Theatre.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Auckland, visit one of the many nearby green spaces. Find a little peace in Victoria Park, Myers Park and Western Park, a place where visitors can escape the crowds.

Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the Birkenhead area will not want to miss out on the St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sky Tower and Aotea Square. See some places of worship such as the All Saints Anglican Church and the St Andrew's First Presbysterian Church. Relax in the calm atmosphere and get an appreciation of the role religion in Birkenhead.

If you love food and shopping, visit the many stores of the Auckland Fish Market, the Queen Street Shopping District and the DFS Galleria Auckland.

When it’s time to rest your weary feet after checking out the delights of Birkenhead, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, the Barclay Suites Auckland and the BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.

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