Auckland/North Harbour

Looking north from North Head, near Devonport

North Harbour is the northern part of the city of Auckland, so named for being north of the Waitemata Harbour. It includes the former North Shore City, Orewa and the Hibiscus Coast.


It has an area of approximately 13,000 hectares and a population of around 200,000 people. It has the longest unbroken urban coastline in New Zealand – 150 km. There is an average of 240 days of sunshine every year and an annual rainfall of 1100 mm.

Visitor Centres are located in Devonport and Takapuna.


North Shore suburbs from north to south:

Get in

By plane

An hour's drive from Auckland Airport in South Auckland north along State Highway 1 (SH1). North Shore Aerodrome at Dairy Flat has a few flights from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Tauranga and Great Barrier Island.

By car

A 10 minute drive over the Harbour Bridge from Central Auckland

By bus

Information at Auckland Transport (AT) public transport website

By ferry

A short ferry ride away from downtown Auckland. Fullers ferry info.


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