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Karangahape Road (K Road)

Auckland, New Zealand
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Ranked #69 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping

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London
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Once Auckland's premier shopping area it has mostly escaped redevelopment and is all the better for it. Yes it's a bit shabby but that's part of its charm. Along with an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, music venues, strip clubs and shops. If you're looking for a high-strung, white, upper middle class go to Ponsonby. If you want to hang... More 

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California
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1,576 reviews 1,576 reviews
1,024 attraction reviews
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The title of my review pretty much says it all. The area was dirty, and the establishments not the kind that generate confidence. Better times are to be had elsewhere.

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Not quite the nicest area of Auckland, but that's the benefit of it. If it's a strip club you're looking for and you happen to be in NZ, this is your place.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

K Road has to be one of the worse places in Auckland, and that is saying a lot. Auckland is pretty bad in general, but K Road has numerous people begging on the streets and those who aren't begging are on drugs. One particularly bad experience I had was when I was waiting for the bus. A man was walking... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
121 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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