Loved by its residents for its outdoor lifestyle, connection with the environment and healthy way of life, it's no surprise to learn that the area offers a great range of sports and recreation clubs, grounds and facilities.  

 

Boating & Watersports

Boating, Ocean Swimming,  Sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Kite Surfing, Wind Surfing, Diving or Fishing. There are plenty of opportunities to get out of the waters of Lake Pupuke and The Hauraki Gulf.  You can hire equipment and arrange lessons with the local experts.  

 

Bowls

Lawn Bowls is sport increasingly popular with young as well as older players. 

 


Cricket

A very popular summer sport in New Zealand. With the following clubs in the area.


Croquet


Cycling

Bikes maybe taken onto the Ferries without any additional charge.  Cycling from Devonport to Takapuna and on to Milford using the Green Route is an ideal way to explore the area.  Check out the following route maps.

 

THE SEA BREEZES AND HISTORY

NORTH SHORE CYCLE ROUTES

 


Fishing

The Waitemata Harbour and The Hauraki Gulf are a great day out regardless of whether you catch a fish or not (though the chances are you will). If you dont have access to a boat or kayak, then try fishing off one of the many wharves or at Lake Pupuke (a licence will be needed for Lake fishing and can be purchased at most fishing retailers or online - SEE HERE). Find news, advice, photos, videos, and a discussion forum to help you enjoy your North Shore fishing experience.

SEE MORE HERE

 


Golf 

Pupuke Golf Club is located a few kilometers North of Milford and allows golfers to play a challenging par 70, 18 hole course and enjoy spectacular views across the Hauraki Gulf to Rangitoto Island.  With food outlets in the lounge and an onsite bar, it's a great place to recover from a game. 

SEE MORE HERE

 

Takapuna Golf Course, 2km north of Takapuna CBD and close to Smales Farm bus station, offers a par 71, 18-hole course and driving range.  The 220 metre double-storey floodlit driving range has 48 covered bays and is open until 11pm every night.

SEE MORE HERE

 


 

Waitemata Golf Club is close to the Historic Devonport Village as well as Cheltenham and Narrow Neck beaches and Woodall Park. The par 69 -18 hole course is flat and quite narrow (it was once a horse racing track), and offers beautiful parklike surrounds. 

SEE MORE HERE

 

 
 

Mini Golf

GLOPUTT MINIGOLF Auckland's first amazing and bizarre new world of glow in the dark minigolf.

Now offer 16 holes with buildings, foliage, pathways and fairways illuminated with glowing technicolour , your outing becomes a really unique and memorable event for all.

SEE MORE HERE

 


Rugby

Rugby is New Zealand’s national sport and New Zealanders are universally proud of its tradition and success upon the field. 


Squash


Swimming

Located a short walk from the Takapuna CBD is the Takapuna Pool & Leisure Centre to enjoy recreational indoor swimming, or fitness.

SEE MORE HERE


Tennis

There are a number of tennis clubs in the area, as well as free community courts such as the one at Takarunga/Mount Victoria, Devonport and also in Woodall Park,  Narrow Neck.  

Here are some of the local clubs:

 


Walking

There are plenty of wonderful self guided walks around the North Shore. SEE MORE HERE.

 

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