North of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, the 'Shore' is a city of beaches, bush, history and progressive new development. Takapuna is the main centre with good shopping, nightlife and the Bruce Mason Centre, the Shore's premier theatre. To the north, rapid change is taking place in Albany. Once a quiet country village, it now boasts a large retail area, Massey University and major sports venues. North Shore City's eastern coastline has numerous lovely beaches culminating in the broad expanse of Long Bay, while to the west, in the Birkenhead area, are stands of kauri forest with walking tracks. 

North Shore City Visitor Information Centre
49 Hurstmere Road
PO Box 33-091