30-minute drive to the Tattoo Gold studio
Uber available at the international terminal, the rideshare pickup area is located outside door 11, next to McDonald's in the Arrivals Hall. For domestic travellers, the rideshare area for pickup and drop off is located at the rear of the multi-storey parking building.
Please note traffic from at this airport is unpredictable, and will increase if you are arriving during business commute times
What to do in Takapuna and surrounding areas
When visiting Tattoo Gold in Takapuna we recommend you to go for a beach walk. You can walk either towards Milford, or Devenport. If you go towards Milford you will walk past many beautiful homes and surroundings. Between Milford Beach and Takapuna Beach, the route follows the North Shore City heritage trail Takapuna – Milford Walk and crosses private property thanks to the owners’ goodwill. Please respect the environment and the privacy of local residents, and do not trespass on private property outside the described route. The pathway in this area is not properly constructed so please take care.
When you would like to walk towards Devenport you will walk from the southern end of Takapuna Beach, head up Clifton Road to Lake Road. Walk down past Takapuna Grammar School and Belmont Intermediate School, turn left into Winscombe Road, and then right along Seacliffe Avenue and Hamana Street. At Old Lake Road, turn left to reach Narrow Neck Beach. From the southern end of the beach follow Vauxhall Road up and over, down to Bath Street on your left. At Bath Street turn left to reach Cheltenham Beach and walk along the sand as far as Cheltenham Road.
You may leave the beach at Cheltenham Road, and walk straight through to Devonport, or you may go to the end of the beach and up North Head to come down Takarunga Road. Then head left along King Edward Parade to finish at Devonport Wharf. It is possible to walk almost all the way on the shoreline, but rocks may be very slippery and unstable underfoot.
On Sundays Takapuna has a lovely market and once a month there is a Farmers Market at Smales Farm.
You could also visit: https://www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz/ for the latest events in Takapuna.