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Address: Parnell Road, Auckland Auckland1, New Zealand
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Saved from demolition by the efforts of one individual, this restored...

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.

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Thrift Shoppers Paradise

This is a fun spot to walk around with plenty yummy eateries & the best thrift shopping I've ever seen.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Todd W
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun spot to walk around with plenty yummy eateries & the best thrift shopping I've ever seen.

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Thank Todd W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its a very unique and very interesting old town, with lots of shops and coffee's and bars, we did spend over 4 hours

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My mum lived here for a while and when we visited her the whole area quickly became one of my favourites in Auckland. The location and proximity to great shopping, first class restaurants, bars and cafes made it a real pleasure going out walking every day. Location to nearby attractions like the city, museum make it a great hub for... More 

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Thank steve111967
Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quirky and pretty part of Auckland with lots of individual shops and boutiques. Beautiful cafes with delicious, fresh food - so much choice! Loved this area - so much better than the centre of Auckland!

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Thank SarahB1957
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good place for tourists. Lots of galleries, boutiques, bookshops, cafes. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Emma-Jane D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and eclectic collection of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. On a sunny day walk up along Parnell Rise, get a coffee and a snack and walk to the Rose Garden for a quick but rejuvenating down-time.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

friendly dairy - almost at the bottom of the hill - open late. Lots of eating options but always go back to Blue Elephant for great food. Lots of interesting shops.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a lovely part of Auckland to so a bit of shopping and dining out for a meal from breakfast to dinner.. Local bars with entertainment, or simply lazy around in the sun in summer time. Plenty to see and do.

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This has to be one of the worst places I've ever been to. Definitely in the cheap n nasty category. The staff were extremely rude, one particular woman told me to F* off when I tried make a complaint. The rooms were dirty and several cockroaches, sorry wetas!. The kitchen was a disgrace, there was food in all the cracks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I used to work in the area, so found Parnell only really offered places to eat etc. Not much has changed, but it's one of the more pleasant places to pass through still.

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