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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.



Top hotels in Auckland Central Business District

Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel
Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel
5 out of 5
58-60 Queen Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$194 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from La Cigale Market at Britomart, Queen Street Shopping District and Britomart ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (559 reviews)

"Stylish, well presented, clean room Check-in process was far too long and complicated"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Hotel Grand Windsor MGallery by Sofitel
SkyCity Hotel
SkyCity Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
The price is NZ$220 per night from 25 Jan. to 26 Jan.

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

4.4/5Excellent! (1,452 reviews)

"The hotel room was very clean and fairly modern. Would recommend and stay again"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

SkyCity Hotel
Hilton Auckland
Hilton Auckland
5 out of 5
Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$224 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Auckland Ferry Terminal, Viaduct Harbour and SkyCity Casino. Sky ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Excellent location to downtown shops and the America's Cup on Viaduct Basin"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

Hilton Auckland
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
5 out of 5
83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland
The price is NZ$249 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.

Located in Newton, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Karangahape Road and Queen Street Shopping District. University of Auckland and Auckland City ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,368 reviews)

"Incredible, lovely staff, lovely room and great family time! FOOD was incredible at Eight!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Cordis, Auckland by Langham Hospitality Group
The Grand by SkyCity
The Grand by SkyCity
5 out of 5
90 Federal Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$254 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.

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! (1,324 reviews)

"Central location, very welcoming and professional staff, quite and clean rooms. Lots of restaurants nearby. Valet parking prompt. Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

The Grand by SkyCity
Auckland Harbour Suites
Auckland Harbour Suites
3.5 out of 5
16 Gore Street, Auckland
The price is NZ$119 per night from 18 Jan. to 19 Jan.

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! (2,471 reviews)

"Great location and excellent staff service. Clean and freash, fantastic views. Getting to the carpark is stressful and difficult for first time people unfamiliar with Auckland parking. If you dont have a car or come from a big city it wont bother you because everything else is great."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Auckland Harbour Suites
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