Vinyl, instruments, headphones and more - Auckland's central city has plenty of shopping gems to tempt music aficionados - check out our picks.

Real Groovy

438 Queen St, Auckland CBD
This iconic Queen Street store has seen generations of music fans go from their first tentative and awed visit as a teenager, right through decades of music appreciation. Real Groovy has the largest selection of hard-to-find, left-of-centre, new and used vinyl, CDs and DVDs that you’ll find in the city, along with a great range of weird and wonderful clothing, gifts and general cool stuff.

Mix Foundation

61 High Street, Auckland CBD
Billing themselves as New Zealand’s specialist DJ store, Mix Foundation certainly have plenty to offer amateur, aspiring and professional DJs alike. They’ll sort you out with all of the DJ, PA and music production equipment you desire, plus headphones, lighting and effects and accessories.

Marbecks Classical and Popular

Shop 20-26, Queens Arcade, Auckland CBD
Located in the historic Queen’s Arcade, Marbecks is a treasure trove of musical delights. The staff are truly experts in their field; they’ll ably guide you a current favourite, an album you’ve loved but forgotten or a surprising and rewarding new find.

Atwaters MusicWorks

141 Hobson St, Auckland CBD
Whether you’re looking for a Grand Piano or want your guitar restrung, Atwaters Musicworks, can help you out. Their staff includes experts in each of their departments; Keyboard, Piano, Sheet Music, Drum / Percussion, Guitar, Amp and P.A.

Music Planet

325 Queen Street, Auckland
Just up from Auckland Town Hall, Music Planet is right in the midst of the Art’s Precincts creative hub, and it shows. Their staff are passionately dedicated to helping hobbyists, students and musicians succeed in their musical endeavors.

JB Hi Fi

280 Queen Street, Auckland CBD
JB Hi Fi pride themselves on their low prices and specials, so if you’re looking for a bargain on music, home stereos, portable listening devices and more, this is the place to head.

Last updated: 21 August 2020