Queen Street & Downtown, Auckland

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    Aotea Square

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 9, 2005

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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.

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    The Ferry Building

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    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.

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    Ferry Building

    by leffe3 Written Jul 7, 2003

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    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.

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    Vulcan Buildings

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    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.

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    Vulcan Lane

    by keeweechic Updated Jan 12, 2005

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    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.

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    St Patrick's Cathedral

    by keeweechic Updated Dec 27, 2004

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    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.

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    Downtown area

    by blue_sky04 Updated Jan 15, 2005
    Downtown area

    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?

    by I-Believe-I-Can-Fly Written Aug 12, 2004

    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.

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  • Walking in Auckland

    by grkboiler Written Feb 7, 2004
    Streets of 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.

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    High Street

    by DreamingJosipa Written Sep 14, 2004

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    high St

    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.

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    The Town Hall and Aotea Square.

    by worldkiwi Written Nov 26, 2004

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    Auckland Town Hall.

    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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    High Street

    by DreamingJosipa Written Sep 14, 2004

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    A pathway connecting Queen St & High St

    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.

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  • My "road sign"^^

    by Sara_mirical Written Dec 31, 2003

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    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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  • IMAX

    by Sara_mirical Written Jan 11, 2004

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    If you are in town where the place you much know ,it's cinema.it's my lovely place,honestly I spent lots of time there and watched plently of movies which I have ever watched in the past.I love it.

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