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Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored historic village has specialty and antique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is a trendy nightspot.
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Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-379 0606
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All reviews cafes and restaurants art galleries boutique shops french market rose gardens quaint village great shopping window shopping chocolate shop lots of shops the main street hop on hop off bus auckland domain great place to visit new zealand suburb upmarket
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so very glad that this funky relic of old Auckland was saved from demolition. Too bad the harbour area wasn't offered the same consideration. Parnell is full of fun shops, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and people. Go!

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to shop, have lunch and soak up the history. beware its quite a steep road and parking is pay only

Thank lesliejellis
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Parnell has loads of character and heaps of Boutique shops, specialty shops and heaps of cafes and eateries. This quaint shopping district has a maze of little alleys with hidden gems all down the strip. There is nothing else like this in Auckland and it’s...More

Thank Pooky72
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Parnel partly into a 6 hr drive to take a break. Easy parking and lots of choice for somewhere to have a nice coffee. Special upmarket shops galore. Easy access on and back on to the motorway

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We tool an afternoon stroll up the entire Parnell road on the way to the Auckland Museum. Very quaint in many places with a couple of antique shops included. Found an excellent store selling New Zealand crafted goods which was reasonably priced and very nice...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Over rated and things over priced. But a nice place to walk and have a coffee. Some good eateries but then so has Auckland city. I thought Karangahape Road was more interesting and representative of real Auckland.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Visit the boutique shops and cafes alongside the streets, absolutely the best! Friendly shopkeepers!

Thank PaulaB5491
Reviewed 30 June 2018

A lot of vintage shops, coffee shops and restaurants can be found in this charming area. A great place to wander around.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I found some beautiful jewellery in a little shop down an alley by following elephant paws on the ground.

1  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

A great place to visit if you don't have a lot of time but want to soak up some of the victorian charm of this village - lovely shops, great eating places, great places to buy original Kiwi art and souvenirs that are not made...More

2  Thank Eor O
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