Location and nearby attractions

There’s plenty to do in Birkenhead and the surrounding areas and it’s only 15 minutes by car or a quick ferry ride to get into the city. Takapuna is close too, with its gorgeous beach and vibrant dining and shopping scene. For information on the local area, www.birkenhead.net.nz is very useful.

Walks

Birkenhead Village is flanked by the largest green stand of native bush on the North Shore. Nearby Le Roys Bush is a nature lover’s paradise and there’s a Heritage walk around Highbury plus the original Sugar Worker’s Walk. Slightly further afield – but still fairly close – is Onepoto Domain and the gorgeous Mount Victoria for some of the best views in the city. Check out the underground tunnels at North Head while you’re around there too, and don’t miss a stroll along Devonport or Cheltenham beach.

Shopping

Within easy walking distance of the motel are all the essentials, either on the high street or in Highbury Centre – banks, pharmacy, supermarket, food retailers etc. Glenfield Mall, Northcote Shopping Centre, Shore City and Milford Centre aren’t far by car or bus but Westfield Albany is your best option for larger scale retail therapy with a food court, cinemas and over 140 retailers. If you’re searching for high end fashion, the city centre has you covered.

Fitness

If you want to stay fit there’s Just Workout, Club Physical, Crossfit, Curves and Yoga Centre all in Birkenhead itself.

Activities nearby

Gloputt Mini Golf

28 Barry’s Point Road, Takapuna
Gloputt Mini Golf is Auckland’s first indoor glow in the dark mini golf. They are situated just off the motorway in Takapuna.

Glenfield Night Markets

Westfield Shopping Centre, 48 Downing Street, Glenfield
The night markets are a fabulous Sunday night only dinner option with a huge variety of stalls of all different ethnicities: dumplings, tacos, churros, curries are all on offer for seriously reasonable prices.

Takapuna Golf Course and Driving Range

Conveniently located right next to the motorway, Takapuna Golf Course is one of the most played public golf courses in Auckland. A full 18 hole course consisting of 71 strokes, over 60,000 people play it every year. It also has a 220 metre double storey, fully floodlit driving range offering 48 covered bays.