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Parnell

Parnell Road, Auckland Auckland1, New Zealand
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Ranked #29 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
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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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Hong Kong, China
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287 reviews 287 reviews
151 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

On the way back from Mount Eden to downtown Auckland, dropped by Parnell and felt in love with this tiny town. Heaps of nice restaurants along Parnell road and loads of unique boutique stores around each corners, definitely a place to check out!

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sunshine coast qld
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was my first visit to Parnell, stayed with family who live there and I was really impressed with the whole area. So close to the city, walking distance or hop on a bus, walk Parnell village which was so pretty, a little upmarket but I loved the atmosphere going on there. Surrounding suburbs were gorgeous with some of the... More

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Wanganui
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Its been 15 or 20 years since i was here last and to me its changed. Gone are a lot of the boutique stores. Plenty of places to eat but after visiting here and then going to ponsonby i think ponsonby is better all round for shopping ans eateries

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Auckland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Parnell is a great place to visit to shop, dine and just relax. The shops, banks, restaurants are all within easy walking distance, parking is good, though not cheap and the whole atmosphere is quite pleasant. Parnell is also very close to the CBD with some residents choosing to walk to and from work thus saving driving stress and parking... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Lovely place for drink or a break. Very relaxing. When you walk through the street, not likely in New Zealand. Funny

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21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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163 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 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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