Newmarket

Just one stop on the train from downtown Britomart, you’ll find the urban shopping haven that is Newmarket.

All variety of clothing stores run along main road Broadway, from Nike and Foot Locker, to more up-market stores like Polo Ralph Lauren, Country Road, and New Zealand’s own department store Smith & Caughey’s. On the corner of Morrow Street and Broadway sits a shopping mall simply called 277 (that’s two-double-seven), where you’ll find a number of clothing stores, a supermarket, and a food court located on the top story where you can take a break out from all that retail therapy for a bite to eat. You’ll find even more, amazing clothing stores located on Nuffield Street and Teed Street, both of which run parallel to Broadway.

The re-created Osborne Lane is full of luxury designers like I Love Ugly, Juliette Hogan and Kathryn Wilson. It also hosts some of Auckland’s trendiest eateries with the yummy Best Ugly Bagels and its neighbour Burger Burger.

There are two cinemas further down Broadway. Event Cinema is a large complex that plays predominantly blockbusters, while the smaller and more intimate Rialto theatre typically plays independent, foreign and art house films.

A short walk from Newmarket will take you to Auckland Domain, one of the city’s oldest and largest parks, and home to both the Auckland Museum and the beautiful Winter Gardens. Or if you take a ten-minute stroll north up Parnell Road, you’ll find yourself in the heart of one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs, Parnell. Parnell is made up of a quaint and high-end strip of boutiques and eateries, and is a great place to explore as you wander from Newmarket, down Parnell Rise, and straight into downtown Auckland.

Newmarket

Top Tip Hidden gem Lucha Lounge is tucked away on Newmarket’s tiny York Street. In this cosy cocktail bar, you’ll find Mexican-inspired décor, drinks and food, a private outdoor courtyard, and a whole lot of live music.

Surrounding areas:
Mt Eden, Parnell, Remuera, Grafton.