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With a range of activities for all sorts, Auckland can cater to just about everyone's holiday needs. View some of the local attractions below and see what all the fuss is about, and why Auckland is a perfect spot to get away to.

Lake Pupuke

Lake Pupuke is a heart-shaped freshwater lake occupying a volcanic crater between the suburbs of Takapuna and Milford on the Northshore of Auckland, New Zealand. The heart shape is a result of its formation by the linking of two circular craters - a larger one forming most of the lake and a smaller one forming the arm in the northeast. Separated from the sea by less than 200 m at one point, it has a circumference of about 4.5 km and reaches 57 m in depth. It is popular for recreational activities and the lakefront property around it.


A vibrant beachside destination with a city rhythm, Takapuna encompasses the best of everything – a relaxed beach atmosphere, designer shopping, a thriving hospitality scene with a huge variety of cafés,restaurants and bars with simply stunning views out across the Hauraki Gulf to the iconic Rangitoto Island.

Walk the historic ‘lava’ trail along the beach foreshore, paddle board or kayak at the beach or choose to relax by Lake Pupuke, Auckland’s only fresh water lake. Stroll the Sunday markets, take in a live show, enjoy the hospitality and stay close by. Takapuna has it all, so come along and join us, you will be most welcome.

Northshore Hospital

We are just opposite the North Shore Hospital, the largest public hospital on the Shore. The Radiology Group is next to us and all other specialists and medical centres are within walking distance. Our handy location will save you time and hassle when you visit your friends or family in the hospital.

We also have special units available with easy access facilities for wheelchairs. They are fully certified by North Shore Hospital doctors.

Smales Farm

Smales Farm is a vibrant North Shore business community, centred around a well-connected public transport hub and growing health and retail precinct.

North Harbour Stadium

North Harbour Stadium is a multi-purpose sports, events and entertainment venue in Albany, North Shore. We are only about 10 minutes drive from the stadium through the motorway. Access to the motorway is very quick and easy.

North Shore Events Centre is one of the biggest in-door events centres in New Zealand. We are the closest motel to the centre and it is within walking distance.

Bruce Mason Centre

After a long day's conference, you certainly need a good place to rest and relax. We offer an alternative to the noise of central Takapuna. However, we are only minutes away from the business centres.

Bruce Mason Centre is a popular and unique venue for all performing arts, conferences and exhibitions. We are about 5 minutes drive away from it.

Smales Farm Technology Park is just across the road, and has cafes, restaurants and a fitness centre in it.

You can relax and regenerate your energy for the next challenge.

City Central

Auckland City is the part of Auckland urban area covering the isthmus and most of the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. The core of Auckland City is the Auckland CBD, a major financial and commercial centre, surrounded by many suburbs. It was formerly the name of a local authority district that was governed by Auckland City Council; it lay within the wider Auckland Region, which was governed by Auckland Regional Council. Auckland City was disestablished as a local government district on 1 November 2010, when Auckland City Council was amalgamated with other councils of the Auckland Region into the new Auckland Council.

Auckland City was the most populous district in the country, with a population of 450,000 at 30 June 2010. In 2009, Auckland was rated the fourth-best place to live in the world, in human resources consultancy Mercer's annual survey.

Milford Centre

A short stroll from the beautiful Milford Beach, Milford Centre is in an ideal location for a day trip. With top fashion brands, homeware, a specialty gourmet food store and giftware, combined with the convenience of a supermarket, banking, food court and department store, Milford Centre offers a unique shopping experience.


City of Sails Motel

219 Shakespeare Rd,
Westlake North Shore,
Auckland, 0620,
New Zealand
+64 9-486 9170

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