Auckland is a shopper’s dream. From upscale designer boutiques to colourful farmer’s markets, Auckland has it all. As the largest city in New Zealand, the geographical layout provides several distinct shopping centres, many just a short distance from the heart of the city.
Malls in Auckland
Westfield Malls are situated throughout Auckland, from centre city to suburban areas. Clothing, accessories, furniture, food, and unique gifts are available in the Westfield Stores. The latest fashions are featured in several mall locations; jewellery and designer styles are available throughout.
Dressmart Mall is another great shopping location, with more than 100 retail stores presenting the latest trends from local and international manufacturers. Many of the stores sell merchandise up to 70% off regular retail market prices. Additionally, the Botany Town Centre treats shoppers to over 150 delightfully inviting stores settled amidst charming lanes and bustling streets.
Markets in Auckland
The markets in Auckland draw tourists and locals to enjoy the frenzy of colour and excitement. There are over two dozen markets in Auckland and each one is unique. Bustling with energy, the markets highlight handmade jewellery, crafts designed by regional artisans and fresh country produce. The farmers’ markets are reminiscent of days gone by. Enjoy selecting the freshest produce, or sit back and sip a coffee while the world passes by. Wander through the various market spaces and enjoy the wide range of items.
The Titirangi Village Market, set amidst the breath-taking Waitakere Ranges, provides more than 150 colourful stalls. Each Sunday, the Brown’s Bay Market brings forth a burst of fresh flowers, produce, natural foods, handmade arts and crafts and beautiful art work. The Waitakere Village Market, Victoria Park Market, and Takapuna Markets are just a few of the many marketplaces that beckon shoppers with their broad array of produce and goods. Auckland’s Indoor Market is one of the latest enclosed spaces, including more than 30 diverse stalls. The Auckland Fish Market features fresh fish and produce seven days a week.
Shopping precincts in Auckland
From Queen Street (in the Central City) to Ponsonby Road (situated a short distance from the city centre), the diverse shopping precincts in Auckland are great. Fashion designs and exciting social spots are all worth visiting. Plan to spend several days and nights perusing the stores. Shopping selections and attractions appeal to sightseers of all ages: designer boutiques, arcades, souvenir shops, eateries, and quaint cafes fill the streets with pleasure and bargains.
The Britomart Precinct is historic, yet lively. Ponsonby Road is trendy and hip. Parnell offers up-scale décor, jewellery, and designer galleries. Newmarket provides glamour and glitz. Karangahape Road contains a potpourri of shops. Howick Village entices shoppers with the nostalgic appeal of over 100 specialty shops. Suburban Remuera offers designer styles in idyllic surroundings. In the central city the High Street and Chancery precincts are perfect for both browsing the shops and eating out.
It’s impossible to visit Auckland and not shop! From malls to precincts, locals and tourists are certain to find international brands, designer labels, old-fashioned service, and great dining experiences, combined with New Zealand’s own distinct beauty.