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Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored historic village has specialty and antique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is a trendy nightspot.
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Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
+64 9-379 0606
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All reviews boutique shops cafes and restaurants art galleries french markets rose gardens window shopping quaint village chocolate shop lots of shops lovely shops the main street hop on hop off bus auckland domain great place to visit new zealand suburb upmarket
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Reviewed yesterday

We found Parnell the Hop on Hop Off bus tour. Located about a 40 minute walk from Princes Wharf, Parnell has many restaurants, coffee shops, a Christmas shop that has fun New Zealand souvenirs, a home shop that features bedding, tableware, home furnishings. Parnell was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carylgb2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parnell, with Parnell Road at its heart is a great suburb of Auckland full of cafes, restaurants and art galleries. The coffeee is great and less expensive than elsewhere in Auckland. Great views over the city and toward the harbour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 132annette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parnell is an odd place, housed by the super wealthy, the main shopping drag could be from any town in New Zealand. it`s kind of average at best. lacks any main theme, seems like you could still buy cotton for sewing and overpriced crab meat...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank chipX
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Parnell Road is the place to go if you're browsing for a wedding dress (why wouldn't you be?), a custom-made diamond bracelet, or a piece of art to adorn the walls of your summer house. But seriously, Parnell Road is packed full of delightful little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I am so very glad that this funky relic of old Auckland was saved from demolition. Too bad the harbour area wasn't offered the same consideration. Parnell is full of fun shops, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and people. Go!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 2 October 2018

great place to shop, have lunch and soak up the history. beware its quite a steep road and parking is pay only

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lesliejellis
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Parnell has loads of character and heaps of Boutique shops, specialty shops and heaps of cafes and eateries. This quaint shopping district has a maze of little alleys with hidden gems all down the strip. There is nothing else like this in Auckland and it’s...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pooky72
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Parnel partly into a 6 hr drive to take a break. Easy parking and lots of choice for somewhere to have a nice coffee. Special upmarket shops galore. Easy access on and back on to the motorway

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We tool an afternoon stroll up the entire Parnell road on the way to the Auckland Museum. Very quaint in many places with a couple of antique shops included. Found an excellent store selling New Zealand crafted goods which was reasonably priced and very nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JohnG371
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Over rated and things over priced. But a nice place to walk and have a coffee. Some good eateries but then so has Auckland city. I thought Karangahape Road was more interesting and representative of real Auckland.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl B
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