Embark on an excursion down Auckland's iconic main street and discover all the amazing activities, stores and eateries that can be enjoyed in the heart of the city. Put on some comfy shoes and bring your favorite reusable bag as there is a lot to see and you might just find something that catches your eye along the way. From fantastic food to garments for any occasion, Queen street is an exciting hub of endless possibilities waiting to be explored.

Breakfast at NEO | 34 Queen Street 


To start your day off energised by popping upstairs to Drink Eat Neo located in the upper level of the historic Queens Arcade at the lower end of Queen Street. Here you will be treated to an intriguing Scandanavian-inspired menu full delectable breakfast options. Try their Gingerbread pancakes: topped with perfectly cooked streaky bacon, a scoop of ice cream drizzled with maple syrup and garnished with a layer of white candy floss.

Indulge in the luxury of the designer stores | from 56 Queen Street 

Exterior of Gucci store

Inspired by the style of rockstars and music influencers? Be wowed by the garments on display at the international luxury fashion retailers of Dior, Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton. With elegant window displays step inside and be elevated to another level of lavishness.

Retail Therapy at MECCA | 203 Queen Street 

Interior of Mecca store

After a satisfying breakfast at NEO head up to MECCA, the one stop shop for all things beauty in the city centre. Discover the processes which best suit you with their enormous range products and don’t be shy to ask for assistance as their professional staff are more than happy to advise on a beauty regime just for you.

Lunch at PappaRich | Skyworld/Metro, Level Two, 291-297 Queen Street

People eating in a restaurant

After a busy morning it’ll be about time for some lunch.Visit Papparich for a taste of authentic Malaysian cuisine, located upstairs in the Skyworld Metro building just next to Aotea square.

Dance it off at Time Zone Games | 224 Queen Street 

Dancer on a game machine

Shake off that midday fatigue with a dance battle at timezone and be re-energised by the excitement of the arcade. 

Take a moment to relax in Aotea Square | 50 Mayoral Drive 

Benches in Aotea Square

Wind down in Aotea square and enjoy the fresh air in the 4500 metre-wide space that is Aotea Square. This open air square has furniture and green spaces for a variety of uses, and during winter will be host to the Aotea Square Ice Rink as well as Elemental Hub, the home of Auckland’s new winter festival Elemental AKL in July. 

Shop till you drop at Smith & Caugheys | 253 - 261 Queen Street

Item display in department store

Find everything you never knew you needed at Smith & Caughey’s, Auckland's historic department store. With a grand arrangement of designer brands you could easily spend the rest of your day exploring the beautiful products on display.

Shop the newest Super Dry | 101 Queen Street 

Interior of SuperDry

Gear up for your next adventure at Super Dry, the Japanese utility wear sensation. In their freshly opened lower Queen street retail space you will find every article of clothing might you need as you prepare for your next journey, wherever it might lead.

Dine at Queen’s Rise | 125 Queen Street 

Interior of Queens Rise

As the day draws to a close, why not stop by Queen’s Rise for a well deserved meal? One of Auckland hidden gems, this hybrid food court offers some of the best food in the city. From fresh pasta to hearty burgers a dining experience at Queens Rise is always filled with excitement.

Grab a cocktail at The Churchill | Four Points By Sheraton, Level 20, 396 Queen Street

The Churchill

Specialising in gin with a view, The Churchill, New Zealand's highest rooftop bar has recently opened on Queen Street on the 20th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Offering panoramic views of the city, stylish surroundings and a carefully curated beverage selection, this is the ultimate place to head for a night cap following an epic day on Queen Street!  

Commercial Bay | Coming Soon 

Downtown Auckland central has undergone major transformation as the extraordinary development of the Commercial Bay project reaches its final stages. Set to be unveiled in Spring this area will become a hub of diverse activity. This will combine unique retail and dining experiences along with the new PwC tower. As the anticipation builds, be sure to keep an eye out for updates so you can be amongst the first to experience this exciting expansion of Auckland's beautiful downtown.

Last updated: 22 August 2019