Takapuna Mother's Day Guide
Need to find that perfect way to spoil and thank that special Mum in your life? Takapuna has you covered. From gifts to relaxing opportunities, to treats and activity ideas, Takapuna has just the thing for every Mum this Mother's Day!
Gifts and surprises:
Takapuna is home to some fantastic retail stores. Hit up Hurstmere Road for high-end fashion at Augustine, luxurious homewares at Wallace Cotton, something sparkly at Fifth Avenue, top quality activewear at Lululemon, top makeup and skincare at Mecca Cosmetica and the newest tech and gadgets at the Apple iStore.
If you're still looking - head in to Shore City Shopping Centre for more retail options, like clothing at Duck Limited, amazing local art and gift ideas at Creative and Brave, all the board games, books and stationery at Whitcoulls, or high end shoes and boots at Merchant 1948 and Mi Piaci, to name a few!
Spending time and activities:
Sometimes all some Mum's want is to spend some quality time with their families. So if your family is into games and puzzles, why not spend some time trying to escape at Escape HQ!
Monterey Lounge Cinema provides the perfect opportunity to treat any movie-mad Mums to a new flick, complete with luxurious couches to relax on, creating a home-away-from-home feeling.
Sweet treats and Brunch:
Takapuna is one of the best places on the North Shore to brunch! You don't have to venture to far around Takapuna before stumbling on a number of great cafes and brunch places.
Zomer Cafe delivers delicious coffees, cabinet and cafe menu. Visit Seven Hills for brunch or lunch options with a Turkish flair, or for organic, vegan, allergen-friendly and a whole range of other delicious options, head to Street Organics or Leaf and Loaf.
For some fine dining with beachside views, you can't go past the Takapuna Beach Cafe - delicious food and beverages right on Takapuna Beach.
For Mums with a sweet tooth, House of Chocolate Takapuna is a must-visit, serving piping hot Belgium Hot Chocolate, coffee, hand-made chocolates and steaming fresh Liege Waffles and desserts till 10pm. You can also order an extensive range of handmade chocolates from their online store (check out their special range for Mother's Day, available now!)
Why not Majestic Tea Bar in Shore City Shopping Centre, known for their extensive range of tea, delicious cabinet food and range of Belgian Waffles - or Cafe Botannix with their Mother's Day specials and sweet cabinet treats!
Why not surprise Mum with a beautiful bouquet of sunshine, from the wonderful Florienne on Hurstmere Road. Featuring phenomenal seasonal bouquets, arrangements and creations, these masterful florists will make sure your Mum feels special and loved with her beautiful arrangements.
Relaxation and treatments:
Nestled in the heart of Takapuna, is a hidden oasis - Ikoi Spa, a Japanese day-spa that specialises in relaxation and rejuvenation. Ikoi Spa have a range of packages available, designed to alleviate stress and promote relaxation - from massages, facials, exfoliation, to their Enzyme Spa - a traditional Japanese deep heating ritual tracing its origins back over 90 years. Check out their special Mother's Day packages available, here!
Takapuna is also home to other spas and salons, like Forme Spa, Caci Clinic, Haven Skin Spa (special treatment available!), The Face Place, Morgan and Morgan, Frenchie & Co, Rodney Wayne, Servilles, Oscar and Co - and so many more!
Why not make it a whole package, and include a night's accommodation at the wonderful Spencer on Byron Hotel. They have a range of rooms and packages available, plus a pool and spa pool, tennis court and onsite Restaurant and Bar (SmokePit & Buoy) for Mum's ultimate staycation!
Dinner and Drinks:
With over 150 places to eat and drink in Takapuna, you're spoilt for choice on where to take Mum for dinner this Mother's Day (or any other day for that matter!). For the cultural culinary adventurers, visit Nanam for fine-Filipino dining, Tok Tok or Madam Woo for Asian fusion, Thai Takapuna, Mexico, Little Lamb Restaurant, Daikouku or Tokyo Bay for Japanese fine-dining. For the best beachside dining, your first stop has to be Regatta Bar & Eatery (check out Regatta's special Mumm celebration package for Mother's Day!). For the more wholesome family scene, there's The Elephant Wrestler, Franc's Bar & Diner, Catnapper Arms, Aubergine, El Humero, and Burger Burger. There's also The Commons, SmokePit & Buoy (at The Spencer on Byron Hotel), Taylors on Hurstmere, Bird on a Wire, 8848 Restaurant and so many more to choose from.
Events and Shows:
Treat your Mum to a night out in Takapuna - Spencer on Byron are host to the North Shore Brass Band with Music for our Mother's on Saturday 8th May. There are also a number of shows and comedy nights on at the Bruce Mason Centre and The PumpHouse Theatre throughout May, so why not grab her some tickets, and pair it with a delicious dinner and there's a pretty perfect night out in Takapuna!
Whatever you're doing, however you're celebrating, we hope you have a lovely day - and we wish all the Mum's in and around Takapuna, a very Happy Mother's Day!