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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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Essential accessories for hitting the beach!

We’re officially in summer and getting set for some glorious days down at Takapuna beach. Whether you’re a swimmer, surfer, sand stroller or sun soaker – grab your sunscreen and head to the sand and sea with these essential accessories. A.Kjaerbede Big Kayne Sunglasses Why: Protect your peepers with these fashion-forward large frame sunglasses. In cream and black tortoiseshell, these stylish sunnies have scratch-resistant lenses that provide UV 400 protection against the sun.   Where to get it: RUBY How much: $79.00 Federation Bucket Hat Why: For effortless cool, bucket hats are all the go this season. In sky-blue with rough painted colour swirls and made from 100% cotton fabric, you’ll be turning heads on the beach this summer.  Where to get it: Federation How much:

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What’s on in Takapuna this summer

With events back in full swing, it’s going to be an awesome summer to be out and about enjoying live entertainment here in Takapuna. Check out some of the fantastic events happening in our town over the next couple of months. Takapuna Beach Summer Days Festival 2023 Starting at 10am, bring the kids to the beach and enjoy a wide variety of family entertainment and activities. From 3pm until 7pm, jam with amazing Kiwi artists Tobias, Encore, and The Renegades as they perform your favourite hits on stage. When: Saturday 21 January Where: Takapuna Beach Reserve FREE and open to the whole community Re:generate Fashion Market Re:generate Markets provide the opportunity for fashion lovers to shop vintage and preloved. There’s nothing quite like getting together

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Takapuna Playground: Review & what’s next!

With a new extension coming to our amazing beachfront kids’ playground at Gould Reserve, we wanted to take a look at its history and all the cool stuff on offer at this all-ages all-abilities playground.. You should definitely bring your kids down to the Takapuna Beach Playground – and here’s why: Just visiting town? Long time admirer, first time player? Looking after someone else’s kids and need something awesome to burn off some energy? If you haven’t been here yet, you should remedy that ASAP. First thing you’ll notice is the MASSIVE tower. Kids (and adults, let’s face it) have an in-built need to be at the top of towers. Release them and they’ll be up the ladders in a flash, popping out the three

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Talking sunshine & seaside dining with Andy at Regatta

Regatta Bar & Eatery is a seaside destination that doubles in size in the sunny seasons as the bifold doors open up and connect the establishment with its environment. Raised on a hill overlooking the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island, it’s got what we think is the best seaside dining view in Auckland. It’s the kind of place you can feel comfortable walking in off the beach in your jandals for a burger and a beer, then at dinner time you can get dressed up and have a proper dining experience.  In celebration of this month’s Taste of Takapuna awards, we caught up with Regatta owner Andy Ruzich to talk about local food and happenings. We’re here to talk food, so can you tell us

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Dine around the world in Takapuna!

Bon appetit! If you’re looking to eat your way around the world in style, you’ve come to the right place. Takapuna is home to a wicked range of excellent quality international restaurants. In celebration of Taste of Takapuna this month, let’s take a quick world tour right here on the Shore! Japan Get ready for the freshest of fresh fish and premium sake – welcome to Tokyo! Well, Tokyo Bay in Takapuna. The restaurant’s Chef Chikara Sato is one of the most skilled sushi chefs ever to have worked in New Zealand, and has the rare honour of being licensed to prepare the potentially deadly fugu blowfish. So it goes without saying the sushi and sashimi here are mind-blowingly good, but don’t miss out on

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Allergy-friendly dining in Takapuna

It’s extra special when restaurants and eateries go the extra mile to accommodate your dietary needs. It makes you want to go up to your faves and hug the very building they’re in, right before you go and tell absolutely everybody you know about how great they are. So, check out how great these local Takapuna businesses are at looking after those of us with allergies and intolerances! Street Organics This little gem never met a food preference it didn’t like, so if you have one, you’re about to find a new true love. Street Organics caters for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, and even sufferers of IBS. The café specialises in fab brekkie and brunch, and the wine list is also totally organic

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