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North Shore Travel Guide, New Zealand

North Shore is the 4th biggest city in New Zealand with a population of about 220,300 people as of June 2007.  The city covers 13,000 hectares of land and is known for its beaches, lifestyle, and reserves.  North Shore boasts an environment and lifestyle that has set it apart from other cities, making it a destination for business people, travelers seeking pleasure, and homemakers.  The city's natural advantages of beautiful beaches, scenery, and warm temperatures combine to make this one of the more popular, vibrant, and quickest growing cities in the country.  Meanwhile, an educated and stable workforce makes it a great location for industrial and commercial development.

North Shore is surrounded by the sea and has an unbroken urban coastline of 140 kilometers.  The residents of the city enjoy the endless variety of aquatic events and activities, as well as venture inland to where there are over 400 walkways and parks through North Shore's native bush reserves.  North Shore is a city where development and growth is managed carefully, and the protection of its natural beauty, as well as keeping the environment clean, is a top priority.

This city is the home of high quality retail centers, leading educational institutions, industrial parks that are designed attractively, modern hospitals, 6 libraries, as well as world-class leisure and sports facilities.  There is also a conference and theater facility for the city, the Bruce Mason Centre, which was opened during 1996.

Albany in North Shore is in the process of development to be a main recreational and commercial center in about 20 years.  It is also the North Shore Domain's home, which a multi-purpose recreational, sporting, and entertainment facility that has the capacity to stage significant international events with the North Harbour Stadium at the heart.

North Shore has an innovative and optimistic attitude, with the council encouraging and embracing the city at its best while also putting the balances and controls in their place to make sure that the city has a successful and prosperous future.

Famous Beaches

The beaches and bays of North Shore are beautiful, offering swimming, fishing, boating, as well as opportunities to relax.  Visitors and residents alike have an unparalleled access to its maritime activities.  Some of the activities on the beach even include exploring rock pools and fossicking, which is rummaging for keepsakes.  There are plenty boat ramps, wharves, and playgrounds provided for everyone's enjoyment, even toilets.

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