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Takapuna trending – what’s new this summer

It’s a new year and Takapuna is positively bustling – new square, new treats, new studios, oh my! So read on for our rundown of the best of what’s fresh, and make a date to check it out yourself. Waiwharariki Anzac Square Out with the car parks, in with a beautiful new public space. Waiwharariki Anzac Square has been a delightful addition to the Takapuna cityscape this summer, replete with an artistically splashy water feature to cool off the summer heat.  This is a special part of Auckland, perfect for cute little festivals and markets. We love how the space flows and makes room for people to hang out, it really ties Takapuna together. The best new treats and places to taste Get a little

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Roll on the long summer evenings in Takapuna

This time of year in the North Shore feels a little special. Long, languid afternoons that turn into beautiful warm nights, time for yourself, your friends, your family.  It’s the perfect time for post work treats and a little fun before calling it a night. We get that sweet long summer, December to April, so let’s make the most of it! Treat yourself to a Duck Island ice cream Ice cream and summer evening walks on the beach – try and name a better combo. Duck Island Takapuna delivers in spades (scoops?), with top notch cones, old-school ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes. Going gluten free? Ditched the dairy? Duck Island has you covered with deliciously clever vegan and allergy friendly options. Picnic, fun and games

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Takapuna Summer Photo Competition

Are you a budding photographer? Have you taken some epic photos this summer? We want to see them! Enter the I Love Takapuna Summer Photo Competition below to WIN your share of $1,000 in prizes! Terms and Conditions apply. We want to see your best picture from your Summer in Takapuna – it could be the epic afternoon on Takapuna Beach with your friends or family, the kids having the best time on the playground, the most delicious meal you’ve had at one of Takapuna’s amazing eateries, the sunrise from your morning walk along Takapuna Beach, your four-legged friend frolicking in the waves on your evening walk, or any picture you’ve taken in Takapuna that you look at and think – THAT is what summer

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5 reasons to live in (or visit) sunny Takapuna

We reckon there’s no better place to live than right here in Takapuna. With so many cool things to see and do, here are just five of our top reasons to call this corner of the country home. Eating and drinking Takapuna boasts a plethora of places to eat and drink, with cafés, bars and restaurants to suit every taste bud. Take a stroll down Eat Street: Fortieth & Hurstmere – a groovy laneway home to seven of the best Takapuna eateries, or head to Regatta Bar & Eatery to enjoy a delicious meal on the beachside deck, taking in the stunning views of Takapuna Beach. With trendy bars, chic cafés, tasty takeaways and world flavours – including South-East Asian, Japanese, Colombian, and Italian all

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A perfect day out in Takapuna

With all the goods right on our doorstep it can be tough choosing what to do, so I Love Takapuna has put together what we reckon is a pretty much perfect day out in Takapuna. Whether you’re a seasoned local looking to make a day of it, or a visitor to our Shore wanting tips for a great day of adventure and taste, check out these suggestions! 6:45am Wake up to the sunrise over the Hauraki Gulf and head down to the seafront for a bit of beach yoga. Follow your own routine – you won’t be alone – or check out the local yoga studios to see who’s running beach yoga classes. 8:00am Feeling invigorated, wander into town to the Honey Café to enjoy

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Get moving! 7 of Takapuna’s best local walks

Unless you’ve got access to a seafaring vessel, the best way to take in the breathtaking scenery in and around Takapuna is on foot. Whether you’re looking for a short leisurely stroll or a long energetic hike, there are plenty of fantastic options for all energy levels. Here are some of our favourite local walks. Takapuna-Milford Walk Either do it as a loop following the heritage trail that takes in some of Takapuna’s finest historic architecture, or take the coastal route both ways on this popular walk. Starting at the Takapuna boat ramp, the walk follows the shoreline to the northern end of Milford Beach, offering incredible views of Rangitoto and Motutapu islands. Traverse beautiful sandy beaches and volcanic rocks where you can explore rock

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Extend your summer in Takapuna

Your holiday doesn’t have to be over just because you’re back at work! Summer is still in full swing here in Takapuna. With sunny days, long warm nights and a heap of interesting activities to do close to home, grab your friends and family and keep the summer vibes rolling. Hit the beach Voted one of Auckland’s favourite beaches, Takapuna Beach is the place to go for fun in the sun. With soft white sand, warm glistening water, and a lush grassy reserve with a super-cool playground for the kids – there’s no better place to relax, unwind and soak up the rays. Pack a picnic, grab an ice cream, and enjoy these spectacular  summer days at Takapuna Beach. Take to the water Nothing beats

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Check out these Auckland beachside treats

Nothing beats a cold treat on a hot day, and Takapuna has all the best frozen food joints in Auckland. So while you’re out enjoying the local sights, head down to Hurstmere Road and The Promenade – Takapuna’s sweet treat central, and grab a toothsome delight from these excellent outlets. Mövenpick Superstar Swiss ice cream maker, Mövenpick is a community favourite, and people come from all over the North Shore to get a cone. It’s rocking a mouthwatering selection of natural ice creams and sorbets served in freshly baked waffle cones, with tempting flavours including macadamia dulce de leche and tiramisu.  Duck Island Ice Cream We’re also lucky enough to have Waikato-bred ice cream extraordinaire Duck Island Ice Cream. Yes, it’s got scoops, but the

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Recipes of Taste of Takapuna

We’ve arrived at the end of October, and the end of Taste of Takapuna 2023. Hopefully you got out and tried some of the incredible food Takapuna has to offer! If you’d like to take some of the flavour home with you, we’ve got three top recipes from some of our favourite North Shore restaurants to try at home. Enjoy! Tuna “Sinuglaw” Ceviche – Nanam Nanam is top quality cuisine, in modern Filipino style. Fresh and zesty flavours galore. Executive Chef Jess Granada shares the recipe for her tasty flash-grilled tuna ceviche. Ingredients: Method: Simple Carbonara – Botticelli Botticelli is famous for its incredible Italian flavours paired with live music and good times. This simple yet yummy Carbonara recipe is one way to take a

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