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 

Start your day off by popping upstairs to Drink Eat Neo that sits above Queen Street in the historic Queens Arcade building. Here you will be treated to an intriguing menu that highlights provincial Mediterranean cuisine and is full of delectable breakfast options. Try their Bismarck Pancake: drizzled with cinnamon syrup and pearl sugar, and topped perfectly with cardamom ice cream and confit blueberries.

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

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 outside, step inside and be elevated to another level of lavishness.

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Beauty Retail Therapy at MECCA & Sephora | 203 Queen Street, 152 Queen Street

After a satisfying breakfast at NEO head up to Sephora to indulge in some beauty shopping. Featuring over 200 brands, as well as their signature label, there is no shortage of beauty products here. Continue on two minutes further up Queen Street and pop into MECCA to explore their range. Discover the processes which best suit you with their enormous range of 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.

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Lunch at PappaRich | SkyWorld, Level Two, 291-297 Queen Street

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.

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Let out your inner child | SkyWorld, 291-297 Queen Street

No matter how old you are, it's always good fun to jump into an exciting activity. Shake off that midday fatigue with a dance battle at GameOn and be re-energised by the excitement of the arcade. Or, head downstairs and navigate the Odyssey Sensory Maze where you'll encounter quirky obstacles, lighting effects, mirror mazes and more!

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

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, plus the BOX in the Square Café and Bar comes in super handy when you start to feel a little thirsty after some time spent soaking up the sun. The bright red container is hard to miss, head in and relax under an umbrella with a cold drink or coffee, they also have a few tasty quick bites to nibble on if you're feeling peckish.

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

Start heading back down Queen Street and 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.

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Shop the newest Super Dry | 101 Queen Street 

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.

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Dine at Queen’s Rise | 125 Queen Street 

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


Commercial Bay | 7/21 Queen Street

Downtown Auckland central has undergone a major transformation with the extraordinary development of Commercial Bay. End your day on Queen Street with a drink at one of the many new and exciting bars in this new hub. Liquorette, Ghost Donkey, Public, Reign & Pour and Saxon + Parole, have extensive drink menus to tickle everyone's tastes.

Last updated: 07 October 2020