Queen Street Shopping, a major attraction in Auckland


Queen Street is recognized as one of the premier shopping destinations in the city of Auckland. Starting from the harbour and stretching uphill with an extent of no less than nearly 3 km Queen Street offers a myriad of diverse shopping opportunities that will meet the expectations of any visitor.

The buildings of Queen Street are generally impressive with imposing architecture, but are very diverse with magnificent old colonial era buildings rubbing shoulders with high rise contemporary office complexes.

A mesmerizing array of clothing shops and department stores providing the most up to date fashions and home furnishings will command the attention of the avid shopper. Not to be missed is the renowned Queens Arcade which has its origins in the Victorian period; the compound retains its nostalgic charm, and today is occupied by cafes, antique shops and other specialized boutiques which draw the attention of the visitor.

Quite in contrast the 106 metre tall BNZ Tower which is the 8th highest building in Auckland offers a very different setting. The first two storeys feature commercial establishments like perfume shops, jewellers, antique vendors, florists and cosmetics specialists as well as a coffee shop. A food court is also found in the basement.

The sports enthusiast will enjoy visiting ‘Champions of the World’, the official outlet for the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. You can purchase your own All Blacks rugby jersey and you will also find sports clothing and sporting goods for rugby, cricket, football and many other sports.

Queen Street features many international fashion brand stores as well as charming local shops; in addition to offering a variety of clothing and shoes for which it is renowned, Queen Street is the ideal place to purchase greenstone jewellery, souvenirs and outdoor gear. Duty-free goods are also available here.

To rejuvenate yourself after your shopping exertions Queen Street offers a multitude of excellent cafes and bars which provide excellent food and beverages.

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