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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“Great cosy place to have a craft beer and get to know the locals of Birkenhead!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Store
“The 2 supermarkets are Countdown & New World. There is a general store called "The Warehouse" in the mall too.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent German/European patisserie, top quality at reasonable prices. Closed on Sundays. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Good Cafe in Birkenhead for coffee, flat whites, expresso, brunch or lunch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“I love this place. Great food always and almost the best view in Birkenhead Village.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“One of the earliest buildings on the North Shore . There are many walking tracks around this area with views to the harbour bridge and city. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Countdown is a standard NZ grocery store which sells fruits, meats, deli items, baked goods, tinned food, bathroom items, laundry items and more. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The oldest pizzeria and Italian food supplier in the neighbourhood - lovely owner and staff and delicious kai”
  • 7 locals recommend
Establishment
“Doesn't look flash from the outside but this spot is always busy - and with good reason. The breakfast/ brunch menu is delicious and the quality is always on point. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Go and explore a beautiful fern and native botanic garden right on our doorstep! It's only 30m away.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Bus Station
“One of the major shopping centres on the shore. Many specialty stores and supermarket as well as lots of local cheap eats and bars.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very basic appearance but delicious and inexpensive Malaysian food. Good to takeaway and eat at home or dine in.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is either always packed to the brim or a ghost shop. I've never really understood why. Personally I wasn't a fan but I've heard of lots of really positive experiences from this place. If you like Dutch food then you're bound to be in for a win!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“The park in front of our villa. There are numerous great things here, like Harbour, lake, dog park, native bush, birds, beaches, harbour views, different level of walktracks. We love everything here and hope you love too.”
  • 4 locals recommend