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Karangahape Road (K Road)

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #75 of 106 attractions in Auckland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Adelaide
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Auckland
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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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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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224 reviews 224 reviews
90 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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465 reviews 465 reviews
150 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed at the YMCA very close to Karaghape road during my stay in Auckland, so I used to walk along this road alot. Looking at these pictures brought back some nice memories, thanks for posting.

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Multiple guide books, etc. mentioned this street as a cool place to visit. Since it was just south of our hotel, we checked it out, but only saw really shady sex shops and dumpy convenience stores, the one we stopped in tried to rip me off. I then avoided this street the rest of our trip, you should do the... More

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

K road has a lot of offer for all kind of folk. There are great cafe's and bars and some really good shopping including some fo the more fringe shops and bars. You will see and meet people from all walks of life and well worth a visit as it is easily accdessible just at the top of Aucland's Queens... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I used to work at a department store in K'Rd in the 80s and things have hardly changed. plenty of colourful characters and odd shops with masses of retro and ethnic stuff. Quaint cafes and an EXCELLENT manufacturing jeweller in George Courts Building if you need anything mended or made. A great place to stroll and enjoy an enormous diversity... More

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