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Aotea Square sits just beside the Town Hall and of course the Aotea Centre is there. The square is made up of paved areas, gardens and lawns and aside from being a popular place for office workers to enjoy their lunch, it is also a venue for outdoor activities and events and can hold up to 15,000 people. The Aotea Square Market is open every Friday and Saturday from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
The Ferry Building
The old Ferry Building which was originally built on reclaimed land in 1912, has been restored and has an award winning seafood restaurant inside lining the balconies.
This is also the landmark to head for when catching ferries to the outer islands or to Devonport or Birkenhead.
Restored administrative port building from the 19th century, now essentially a series of cafes and restaurants, it provides an idea of what the port area looked like 100 years or so ago. And as it is the centre of the ferry services to all parts of the Hauraki Gulf islands as well as Devonport, all visitors will experience this particular skyline view.
The Vulcan Buildings was erected in1928 when Vulcan Lane was widened. It was built originally to accommodate shops on the ground floor offices on the above floors along with accommodation for a caretaker. The style reflected the economic wealth and artistic freedom of the 1920’s and was quite a contrast to other buildings in the same period which were more in the Chicago style office blocks. It is quite a prominent landmark at the entrance to Vulcan Lane which has largely remained in tact in the centre of Queen Street.
This is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city. The lane is one of the earliest colonial side streets in Auckland and was very popular for the location of new offices as the economy grew in the city. There were many high-profile offices constructed in the area especially where the smaller lanes met the major commercial main road.
St Patrick's Cathedral
St Patrick’s is one of the landmark churches in Auckland. Built in 1885, today it is the head church of the Diocese. Mass is held every day at varying times. On the north side of the Church is a grassy square and there is a Cathedral shop across from it.
Queen street or downtown area is a nice place to walk around and shop around.
Even if you do not want to buy the items, you may enjoy looking around some antique stores, souvenir stores, fashion stores, and much more.
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HAS THE QUEEN EVER PASSED THIS STREET?
Queen Street in downtown Auckland is the main strip, runs north to south toward the water where it meets Queen Elizabeth II Square.
The street filled with retail shops and several shopping malls. It also serves good value food options.
Walking in Auckland
Auckland has a very nice and clean downtown area with some interesting buildings. Queen St. is the main road through Auckland, with plenty of shops and restaurants on it or nearby. The waterfront offers activities for everyone.
Take a walk and get a good feel for Auckland. It shouldn't take more than a couple hours to walk the downtown area and see what Auckland is about.
All the fashionest and interesting shops are located here. Lots of tiny cafes and bars are good choice for chatting. You could discover more night clubs and gay clubs at here dying night.
The Town Hall and Aotea Square.
The Town Hall presides over Aotea Square at the upper end of Queen Street. It is a beautiful old building and the square is often the site of some event or another.
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Continue with High St...
The picture is showing a path connecting the Queen St and High St.
By the way, there is a best tatoo art shop in Auckland down here if you want to have a look.
My "road sign"^^
I remember when the first time i came Auckland i aviod lose my way home i tried remember every road sign i've seen...quite stupid^^
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