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Your city centre refresh is calling

Publish Date : 23 Dec 2022
Britomart Laneways

We invite you to nourish your soul with a summer refresh in our glittering city centre.

With ever-changing streetscapes, award-winning spaces, re-imagined laneways and clever new paths, you’ll find it has a spring in its step, renewed joie de vivre, a fresh outlook on life.  

Make a day of it and discover what’s new since you were here last.

Feel the sea breathe

Grab an ice cream and discover ten awe-inspiring things on Auckland’s waterfront. Some have been here for more than a century. Others weren’t even here last summer. Your walking shoes are calling.

Top 10 things to discover in our new downtown this summer

Where do the children play?

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with endless ways to play at Wynyard Quarter. From public art to parks, murals, basketball and fountains, there are multiple ways to keep the kids busy in the city centre.

8 fun ways for kids to play at Wynyard Quarter

Laneways beckon

You won’t recognise Queen Street. The queen of streets has been given a makeover from Mayoral Drive to Shortland Street. So buckle up the bike helmets, and scoot along our new Waihorotiu path, and duck away into a labyrinth of fascinating laneways – some new, some ageing gracefully – along the way.

Channeling Melbourne, our dreamy laneways are set for summer.

CPO unveiled

Auckland’s much-loved Chief Post Office (CPO) first graced the northern end of Queen Street 110 years ago. In recent years this gracious building has been lovingly restored. Head into Te Komititanga – the square at the bottom of town - and see that the scaffolding once wrapping the CPO is now gone!

Discover what’s new where Queen Street meets the sea 

Leafy pockets

Even our green spaces are refreshed. Discover new Fort Street pocket park in Queen Street, award-winning Amey Daldy Park at Wynyard Quarter and the magic of Myers Park singing from the rooftops this summer.

10 parks to explore in Auckland’s city centre

Ridgeline between harbours

Everyone loves the adrenalin which is unique to our charismatic Karangahape Road. The old narrow footpaths were once jam-packed. Now there’s room to experience the layers of Karangahape, where every detail tells a story.

10 delightful moments to experience in Karangahape Road this summer

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