Location, Location, Location

As Takapuna’s best-kept secret, our beachside oasis is the prime location while you explore everything there is to see and do in our area.

Soak up the sun, swim in the sea, or stroll along the stunning coastal walkway to Milford Beach or Devonport.

Local Information

Takapuna is a destination for eating and activities. A diverse range of popular cafés, restaurants and shops are within easy walking distance of the Emerald Inn. Relax and enjoy a picnic on the beach with many takeaway options available.

An 8-minute drive to North Shore Hospital. 10-min drive to Devonport ferry. 15 min drive to Auckland central. 35-minute drive to Auckland Airport. Our preferred transport method is Uber.

Shore City is your local shopping centre with a New World Supermarket located inside. Do not miss the Takapuna Sunday market bursting with local produce and crafts.

Visit Lake Pupuke — the 150,000-year-old volcano-turned-lake — for water sports including kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing.

The closest gym to the Emerald Inn is just a 2-minute walk away or visit the Takapuna Pool and Leisure Centre. Both welcome casual visitors

Please do not hesitate to talk to our friendly reception staff if you would like more information or suggestions.


Bruce Mason Centre» Entertainment and conference venue in the heart of Takapuna.

Takapuna Beach Cafe» On The Promenade, adjacent to the Emerald Inn, with panoramic views of Rangitoto island and the Waitemata Harbour. Gourmet take out food for home or the beach. Dine in or take-away.

Upcoming Events at Takapuna» Music, festivals, markets, sporting events and more – find out what’s on.

New Zealand tourism guide» Tourism information for New Zealand including accommodation, tours, activities, attractions, transport, maps, weather & more for planning your Auckland holiday.

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