Anyone who loves shopping will enjoy Auckland. These are just some of the areas where you can hit the stores for a day out on the retail circuit.
Queen Street, the main road running through Auckland’s CBD, is home to hundreds of stores, from luxury retailers through to New Zealand chain stores and international brands. For boutique and New Zealand designer stores, don’t miss High Street and the Britomart precinct (downtown), which is also home to some great cafes and restaurants.
Auckland’s oldest and most fashionable neighbourhood, Parnell features charming store fronts and upscale boutiques in a village type setting filled with historic homes, lovely buildings and tree lined streets. With a nice mix of trendy cafes and upscale restaurants, Parnell is both a shoppers delight and enjoyable place to relax with a cup of tea or coffee and watch the world go by.
For a truly cool and sophisticated time out, head to Ponsonby. The smart and trendy boutiques here offer a stylish selection from designer fashion to unique jewellery, accessories and homewares. Ponsonby also offers a cosmopolitan dining and night life scene with top notch restaurants and upscale bars and lounges.
Located just minutes from Auckland’s CBD, Newmarket is one of the city’s most popular shopping and entertainment districts. Newmarket offers a great mix of upscale shops as well as popular name brand and value oriented retailers as well as numerous bars and restaurants.