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Karangahape Road (K Road)

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #79 of 106 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I really don't see the reason for including this as one of Auckland's "attractions". It's just a very ordinary road with various small shops (including lots of second-hand clothes shops), plus cafes/takeaways and bars. Overall it looks quite shabby and run-down.

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Auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While the bars change their name and management every other month (so it seems) the scene is perpetually "the same"... under 25's drinking too much and females not wearing enough. If you're over 25, better place are had at Brittomart and Viaduct.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our hotel was on k road back in July 2014... And my experiance of it is not good.. Homeless people around begging, dirty, very dark especially at night with no lighting and when my partner and I went to experiance the k road we walked past some homeless dude who we thought Could have well been dead wih the smell... More

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Karangahape Road (locally known as K'Rd) – especially the block between Queen Street and Pitt Street - is both great fun and architecturally very interesting. It's an eclectic collection of funky cafes, second-hand/vintage clothing stores (some of it very cheap) and good eateries, in an architecturally interesting street that has somehow managed not to be "updated" or "capitalised", let alone... More

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Adelaide
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

walked up a mighty hill to get there but well worth it. Had a great, if slightly grungy (not a problem for us), atmosphere - good cafes, lunch spots and GREAT vintage clothing and bric a brac stores. The arcade was a find and people were friendly. (See my review on the Iron Bar Cafe)

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United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We're staying a a nearby hotel from this street, and after readi the reviews thought we'd check it out. It's just a long street full of kebab shops and takeaways. People sleeping rough and sleezy strip clubs lining the steets. No real appeal and didn't feel very safe walking at night down here

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

K Road is definitely a mishmash of cultures and shops. The Queen Street end of the road is much more developed and features a lot of vintage and retro stores and secondhand clothing shops - check out St Kevins Arcade! The All Fresco street art festival is well worth a visit, you can go and watch a selection of artists... More

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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

K road is infamous not only in Auckland but throughout New Zealand many kiwis have heard of it with its many types of shops and places to eat and drink as well as socialize its the place to visit when heading to Auckland.

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West Sussex
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150 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were staying at a hotel just round the corner from Karaghape Road during our stay in Auckland and we took buses from here to the Ferry and to Ponsonby. Our initial impression, seeing people sleeping rough and another going through waste bins was one of dismay. However, in the afternoon we found St Kevin's Arcade, a real 1920s gem,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

K Road was New Zealand's Premier shopping street. Due to clearances of so called "slum' properties to make way for a number of motorways and the relocation of prostitutes from the lower part of Freemans Bay to K Road, The shopping area went into a significant decline. The remaining 'slum' properties are now among Auckland's most expensive properties, by cost... More

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