Explore where you live
The area where we live is full of amazing natural heritage, history and wonderful local parks and amenities. We've created some brochures to help you explore the area. Click on the links to download the brochure you are interested in and head out to discover new things about the area that you live in.
Our Local Natural Heritage
Takapuna is one of Auckland’s most desirable residential and business areas. Despite it’s urban character, Takapuna and its surrounding suburbs contain a number of significant ecological sites — precious places which provide clues to the original flora and fauna of the North Shore. The short walks described here showcase both significant forest remnants and important seashore ecosystems, each of which is designated a significant ecological area (SEA) under the Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan.
Parks and walks for families
We have some fantastic reserves, parks and playgrounds in our local area. Click on the link below to download a brochure outlining some of the best parks and walks for families in our area. Click on the URL links in the brochure to be taken to the Auckland Council website and maps for the various reserves.
Explore our local history
We have some amazing history in our local area. Click on the link below to download a brochure outlining some walks which will allow you to explore our heritage. Click on the URL links in the brochure to be taken to the websites which outline the various walks.
WW1 Soldier Memorial Plaque Heritage Walk
Do you know the story behind your local street names? Local man Gavin Sheehan worked with Takapuna North Community Trust in 2018 to seek funding to have two missing memorial plaques placed on Hart Road in Hauraki and on Northcroft Street in Takapuna to commemorate the soldiers who the streets are named after. There are now a total of eight plaques dedicated to WW1 soldiers in the Hauraki, Takapuna, Milford and Forrest Hill suburbs. Click below to download a brochure for a heritage walk around these eight unique memorial street plaques and find out more about the soldiers who our local streets are named after.