Queen Street
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Auckland’s main street is home to numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment centers.
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GekkoSydney
Sydney, Australia141 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Dirty, smelly, shambolic and full of homeless people.

Unfortunately this part of Auckland is sadly neglected and not well maintained. There is the distinct odour of rats’ carcasses from a building site near the Asian district, which is smelly, unclean and with walls covered in tagging graffiti. There are mountains of uncollected rubbish along the Queen St area.

Seemingly every shop front has a vagrant lying on the ground asking for food or money.

Admittedly much of the chaos is caused by the major roadworks taking place, limited room for footpaths, which are uneven in places.

Make sure you make time to visit other parts of this urban centre - and avoid the CBD if you can.
Written January 6, 2024
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Cynthia U
Dallas, TX934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
the usual shops near the top the uber fancy shops near the bottom at Custom street.
lots of little arcades off the main road. a big problem tons of construction road and electrical works everywhere
Written January 1, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,376 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were staying a block away from Queen St in Albert St.

We visited Queen St which is the main shopping street in Auckland. Part of this street is blocked off to traffic so pedestrian only acces.

I didnt find it very inspiring and we spent very little time here.
Written January 25, 2023
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
It's a rather busy street with many shops and restaurants up and down the road and on adjacent streets. You could take a short walk or do some serious shopping here. It's not the cleanest street but you can even walk all the way down to the harbor or up a couple of blocks to Albert Park.
Written June 1, 2023
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owlesey
Rolleston, New Zealand956 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
This street has from your very expensive to your average price shopping. Easy walking. My advice is don't forget to have a look down some of the wee side streets that run off it. Lots of car parking around but it can be expensive.
Written September 7, 2020
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Queen Street is a go to place to get a feel for down town Auckland. There are plenty of good shops to explore as well as food or snack places. There are little side streets that are good for food too. It is a down hill walk towards the port but a climb up going away from the port. Lots of locals, tourists and homeless people. Go for a stroll.
Written March 8, 2020
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French743967
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Queen Street is the best place to go shopping in Auckland. I recently visited Great Kiwi Yarns, a Merino knitwear shop. It was amazing. Their woolen clothes were beautiful and luxurious, with all types of sweaters and jackets. The staff was very kind, never pushing but on the contrary, always listening to the customer's expectations. A very highly recommended place!
Written June 13, 2023
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Wayne G
Sydney, Australia201 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Panhandler and tramps seem to occupy the high ground outside every ATM and shops. This is in high contrast to the absolute absence of any Police or private security. The classic was a cluster of beggars smoking ice outside The Art Gallery.
Written June 18, 2018
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JetPilot2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
I lived on queen street for 3 months the place is really vibrant and lively the only thing i did not like is there are beggars every 100 meters and they are rude many times if you go in around late evenings they can really abuse you , most of them are capable of doing jobs or any kind of work but they choose to beg and get the easy money and its funny as the council allows them to do this , if they were old with any disability i would have symphaty with them but with normal people who can really go out there and work they just choose to beg and they are everywhere on queen street asking for spare change...just hate taking a walk down queen street in the evenings just because of them.
Written March 25, 2014
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LuvDCaribbean
Edgewood, KY325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's, I guess, the main drag. You can walk down the street, maybe sit in a pub while your sweetie shops. Some of the restaraunts/pubs have a second floor where you can sit outside on the balcony and people watch.
The street leads to the docks, which have more restaraunts, bars & some charter boats.
I noticed 3 locations to do your "walking/shopping/eating/drinking" in Auckland. For me, this comes in 2nd place - Parnell was the best, New Market would be my least favorite.

All in all, as streets go..... this one is good. It's a nice walk & is close to the dock. It gives you something to do while you wait for your cruise or charter because of it's convenient location.
Written May 31, 2007
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