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Best things to do in Parnell

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Botanical Garden
“Because it will show some Maori and pacific Isalnd Culture History of the early settlers in NZ”
164local recommendations
Botanical Garden
“A good museum that shows New Zealand's heritage and Maori history. There is a great war memorial there too.”
142local recommendations
Park
“Lovely parkland, botanical and New Zealand cultural destination, entry to War Memorial Museum by donation. ”
125local recommendations
Concert Hall
“Heading to Auckland for the latest concert. Avoid the city traffic and catch the ferry from Devonport and a short walk to the Arena venue.”
36local recommendations
Farmers Market
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“Simply the best Sat/Sun morning market in the North Island by far. Great food and coffee too.”
51local recommendations
Park
“A quaint escape in the middle of the city. Beautiful gardens with the tranquil surrounding park”
33local recommendations
Gym Pool
“A fabulous 60 -meter salt water swimming pool, plus a hot spa, great for the whole family.”
29local recommendations
Restaurant
“Awesome selection of foods and entertainment on a Saturday and Sunday only.”
18local recommendations
Store
“Place is nice and food and service are great. Also has a bar if you just want to chill and drink one or two... ”
25local recommendations
Establishment
“Walk to and around the rose gardens, in flower Nov-March/April,...or jog there,...and continue down the hill to Judges Bay for a swim at full tide, Dec-March. Carry on up the rise to the oldest, tiniest little wooden Anglican church in Auckland. It is open for service on Sundays 9 am..it has a little old cemetery around it....or simply sit under the big trees and look at the view across to the harbour. Our favourite go to place for a picnic! ”
14local recommendations
Café
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“Cute, bustling cafe on the edge of the Parnell Rose Gardens. Now open for dinner too”
22local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“A fabulous local community market frequented mostly by locals who flock here every Saturday morning from 7:30am. As well as fresh baking and coffee small orchids and farmers come from far and wide to bring there produce to the city - A highlight is the little Macadamia Orchid - there roasted Macadamias are divine. The flower truck is also a highlight.”
6local recommendations
Mexican Restaurant
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“Very good Mexican food and drinks. They don't do bookings but you can sit on the bar and wait for a table if they are too busy.”
16local recommendations
Route
“Auckland’s oldest suburb, Parnell Village, is known for its fabulous restaurants, quaint cafes, diverse galleries and shopping districts”
13local recommendations
Garden
“Dove-Myer Robinson Park, more commonly known as the Parnell Rose Garden, is a park containing a rose garden in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand. ”
16local recommendations
Dessert Shop
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“Chocolate lovers must visit this place! decadent hot chocolate and coffee also nice.”
13local recommendations