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Parnell

Parnell Road, Auckland Central Auckland1, New Zealand
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored historic village has specialty and antique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
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184 reviews 184 reviews
19 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We came upon this magical village at night. It is utterly charming with its quaint buildings and twinkling fairy lights. Lots of restaurants, cafés and bars. Specialty stores and nooks to explore. Well worth a visit- at night simply magical.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Do not get too excited about the Parnell district of Auckland! But, it is a pretty inner city suburb with cafés and up market shops. One of the w/e attractions, well publicised, are the markets. The better one by quite a long way is the Cigale French style market. It is bigger, has a more diverse content and definitely livelier!... More

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Beijing, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I have been living here for 1 year 12 years ago. This time, I stayed in Rose Park Hotel for two days and visit my old friend. The best place in this area is the Parnell Bath, which is a salt pool open to public. It is free for kids under 16. The boutiques are interesting too. There was a... More

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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236 reviews 236 reviews
152 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Since we needed to move on further to Rotorua, we didn't spend to much time here. Our visit could be considered as "only passing by" :-) However, we could feel the unique atmosphere here with all the shops, restaurant and the pedestrians. When in Auckland and have enough time, don't hesitate to spend here; even if it would be for... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

visited here many years ago and it was more alive and buzzing. Not many cafe s left and hardly any open on sunday morning

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Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Visited this place alone. A relatively small and cozy place to visit. It has enough places for me to explore the whole day... I love the walk i had, along the main street looking at those houses, found some nice shops/ restaurant, had a coffee... Walked to St Mary and later to the Parnell Museum. I enjoyed myself walking all... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate at Di Mare steak and seafood restaurant one night and though expensive the food was delicious. We shared the seafood paella and also a porterhouse steak with vegetables. All delicious. Also, ate lunch one day at the Burgerfuel which had delicious NZ beef and lamb. For gifts go to The Elephant House in Parnell located off a side... More

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Sydney, Australia
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818 reviews 818 reviews
568 attraction reviews
571 helpful votes 571 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Indulgence and a trip-back-in-time,is what this lovely Victorian timber villas along the upper slope of Parnell road,provide. They now acting out a second life as antique shops,designer boutiques,cafes and restaurants. This is a case of saving these gems from the jaws of development in the 60s. Today,you will revel in the pink & white timber facades as you ruminate through... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A nice historic part of Auckland to walk up and down with your partner. Awesome cafes and some unique stores. Bring a fat wallet though as they are pricey. Short walk over to the north and you will find the beautiful parnell rose gardens. Worth a look if your in the area

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

A tweek little village, narrow paved lanes, it's impossible to miss. Stroll in and out of the small boutiques, art galleries and have a stop in the coffee shop.

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