Northcote is a great place to base yourself in Auckland as many of the city’s star attractions are close. Two sights that should top every visitor’s itinerary is the fabulous Stancich Reserve Park and the much-loved Takapuna Golf Course and Driving Range. Also, well worth the effort are the Birkenhead Public Library and Takapuna Beach.
Auckland is world famous as the home of Mt. Eden. This iconic landmark is 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the middle of town.
Northcote has plenty of museums and theaters within easy reach that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Find the treasures kept in the many inspiring exhibit spaces such as the New Zealand National Maritime Museum, the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum and the Voyager Maritime Museum. The area is a great place for lovers of art. Make sure you see the Auckland Art Gallery, the John Leech Gallery and the Oedipus Rex Gallery. Experience local and touring artists live on stage at Aotea Centre and the Auckland Civic Theatre.
If the weather is good get outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Explore the most popular coastline nearby such as the Narrow Neck Beach. The conservation parks such as Mount Victoria, show visitors the animals and plants that flourish in the area. Take some time out to enjoy the sounds of children playing in local parks and gardens such as Victoria Park.
A number of Auckland’s attractions are within driving distance of Northcote, such as the St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sky Tower and Aotea Square. Admire some of the places of worship such as the All Saints Anglican Church and the St Andrew's First Presbysterian Church. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the area.
To enjoy some retail therapy, browse the Auckland Fish Market, the Queen Street Shopping District and the DFS Galleria Auckland.
After enjoying the charms of Northcote, rest up in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. The Rendezvous Grand Hotel Auckland, the Barclay Suites Auckland and the BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland are among the most popular accommodation options here.