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Auckland Central Business DistrictAuckland

Explore Auckland’s inner-city hub to find historic architecture alongside contemporary designs, the revitalised Auckland Waterfront and a busy shopping precinct.

A walking tour of Auckland CBD (Central Business District) showcases some of the city’s finest architecture, best dining and most exciting shopping destinations. Check out Auckland’s economic and geographical heart to experience urban life in the city. You’ll find Auckland’s entertainment district centred on Aotea Square, the peaceful green spaces of Albert Park, one of the southern hemisphere’s tallest buildings, a harbourside promenade and a selection of museums, galleries and shopping precincts.

Auckland CBD is bounded by the harbour coastline to the north and major motorways on the remaining sides, comprising an area of approximately 433 hectares (1,070 acres). A great place to start is the Britomart precinct in the CBD’s northeastern corner. Grab breakfast at a buzzing café or pick up fresh produce at the weekend farmers market. This exciting district also has a shopping strip that features designer labels and local boutiques, as well as restaurants and bars. Further shopping destinations include Vulcan Lane, High Street and Chancery.

Re-energise with a freshly brewed coffee and stop by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki to see a range of internationally acclaimed artworks and local treasures. Take a moment to sit amid the greenery of the adjacent Albert Park and visit the nearby community hub of Aotea Square. This busy square fronts several theatres and events venues. Don’t miss 360-degree views of the city from the soaring Sky Tower.

If you’d like to experience New Zealand’s international palate, head to Karangahape Road or City Works Depot to select from a range of multicultural cuisines. As evening falls, be sure to check out the city lights from one of the chic bars and restaurants on Viaduct Harbour. Find other casual dining options nearby at Wynyard Quarter, home to the Auckland Fish Market and some of the city’s freshest fish and chips.

Reach Auckland CBD via train to the Britomart Transport Centre close to the waterfront or Grafton Train Station on the area’s southeastern border. Local bus routes intersect throughout the CBD and there are several large parking facilities in the area.

Explore outside the CBD on a daylong stroll along the Coast-to-Coast Walk, a trail that connects two harbours, pretty parklands, historic quarters and picturesque volcanic cones.


Popular places to visit in Auckland Central Business District

Sky Tower
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Sky Tower

4.5/5(1,179 reviews)

Ascend the tallest man-made structure in New Zealand for stunning views over Auckland. Dine in the rotating restaurant or take a dive from a height of 194 metres.

Auckland Ferry Terminal
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Auckland Ferry Terminal

4/5(962 reviews)

Combining historic architecture with modern facilities, Auckland’s harbourside transport terminal is the place to embark on an adventure or simply sit with a coffee and watch the world go by.

Viaduct Harbour
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Viaduct Harbour

4.5/5(1,190 reviews)

Day or night, this modern marina precinct is a great spot to dine along the waterfront, attend yachting events and learn about the region’s maritime heritage.

Top activities in Auckland Central Business District

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

NZ$89
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Tour
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Hobbiton Movie Set, Rotorua & Waitomo Caves Tour

NZ$459
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Sky Tower Observation Admission Tickets
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Sky Tower Observation Admission Tickets

NZ$32
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour
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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Boat Tour

NZ$55
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Hobbiton Movie Set/Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip
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Hobbiton Movie Set/Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip

NZ$239
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland Ticket
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Skip the Line: Odyssey Sensory Maze Entry Auckland Ticket

NZ$22
Per adult

Top hotels in Auckland Central Business District

The Grand by SkyCity
The Grand by SkyCity
5 out of 5
90 Federal Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$296 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Sky Tower and SkyCity Casino. Auckland Ferry Terminal and University of Auckland ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,341 reviews)

"Staff all very helpful and friendly especially parking attendants who went out of their way to make sure we were happy with our parking arrangements"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

The Grand by SkyCity
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
4.5 out of 5
40 Kitchener Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$179 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is steps away from High Street and Queen Street Shopping District. University of ...

4.4/5Excellent! (983 reviews)

"Good stay, good facilities, great staff and so close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct. 2020

Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences
SkyCity Hotel
SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is NZ$224 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Sky City Casino, Sky Tower and SkyCity Casino. SKYCITY Auckland Convention ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,418 reviews)

"King view room was beautiful seeing the view of the lake and mountain. Breakfast was really good too a variety of food. Enjoyed our stay at the heartland hotel"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

SkyCity Hotel
Auckland Harbour Suites
Auckland Harbour Suites
3.5 out of 5
16 Gore Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$129 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of La Cigale Market at Britomart and Queen Street Shopping District. ...

3.7/5Good! (2,452 reviews)

"Room was great, amazing view. We didnt realize parking wasnt included so had to pay extra for carpark."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2020

Auckland Harbour Suites
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland
5 out of 5
Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$269 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from New Zealand National Maritime Museum and Princes Wharf. Auckland Ferry Terminal ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (975 reviews)

"Great hotel but disappointing there was no hot tub or spa/indoor pool or sauna. All else was great!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Hilton Auckland
Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments
Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments
4.5 out of 5
40 Beach Road, Auckland
The price is NZ$166 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of La Cigale Market at Britomart, University of Auckland, and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,099 reviews)

"Great place, staff excellent, comfy Bed, clean and modern property, would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments
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