There are plenty of exciting changes and new additions coming to Queen Street - from a luxury furniture store to a French jeweller, pocket parks, public art and awesome pop-ups. Check them out below.


Smith & Caughey's beauty rooms

Smith & Caughey's beauty rooms | 253-261 Queen Street | open now

You can now experience personalised services from famed beauty brands in the new luxury beauty and treatments rooms at Smith & Caughey's. Take your pick from an epic list of brands, including La Mer, Sisley, Dior, Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent or Clarins and indulge in luxury skincare treatments, facials and product introductions. To express your interest, email

Nike Queen Street

Nike | 222-228 Queen Street | opening soon 

HB Central, a 110-year-old building located in the middle of Queen Street is undergoing a major refurbishment and will soon house a brand new Nike store. This will be an exciting new 'Nike Live' store, which has been hailed as a reinvention of the retail game.

SC Luxury

SC Luxury | 131 Queen Street | open now

Another addition to the growing cluster of luxury stores on Queen Street is SC Luxury, which will feature contemporary classic furniture from exceptional international brands. 

Van Cleef and Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels | 22-24 Queen Street | open now 

We recommend visiting the newly opened Van Cleef & Arpels store if you're a jewellery lover. With an aim to offer excellence in all they do, you'll find the best of the best when it comes to jewellery.

Pop Mart

Pop Mart | 109 Queen Street | open now 

This new addition to Queen Street is ideal for kids or kids at heart! Pop Mart is an industry-leading pop culture and art toy company and the first store in Oceania. Check out this designer toy store and shop around - there are even mystery boxes to purchase if you're feeling extra spontaneous! 

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Gorman | 210 Queen Street | open now 

The iconic Australian label Gorman will soon open its second city centre store!  Known for its bright colour palettes and whimsical prints, Gorman is the ideal place to shop if you'd like to add more colour and playfulness to your wardrobe.

Dining / Bars & Nightlife

The Churchill

The Churchill | 369 Queen Street | open now 

Auckland's luxury rooftop gin and cocktail bar, The Churchill has recently reopened its doors! Venture 20 floors up to experience spectacular panoramic views and specialty gins and cocktails. 

La Guangzhou

Lao Guangzhou Hot Pot | Mid City mall, 239 Queen Street | opening soon

Lao Guangzhou Hot Pot is a popular Cantonese-style diner and is set to open in July! Not only is this new addition an exciting place to eat out but also an avenue of cultural connection for some and discovery for others. 


Pakiata Matariki

Pakiata Matariki Light show | Te Komititanga | June 24 - July 16 

From June 24 until July 16 the entire Chief Post Office building will light up with an amazing large-scale projected light show to celebrate the story of Matariki. Each evening Pakiata Matariki will take audiences on a journey to the stars, telling the origins of Matariki and connecting with this year's iwi manaaki Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. 

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ELEMENTAL AKL HubAotea Square | July 14 - July 31 

This winter, Aotea Square will be transformed into the ELEMENTAL AKL Hub. You can expect to find food, music, art installations and a line-up that includes ice skating drag queens, feel-good DJs, cyberpunk felines, a mushroom forest and more!



Tūrama | Multiple locations on Queen Street | June 21 - July 16

Tūrama is an open invitation for all of Tāmaki Makaurau to revisit and re-imagine the Waihorotiu valley, lighting up from 21 June. Take a walk up Queen Street and marvel at artworks inspired by icons of Māori art and design and meet manu / birds of this place, some with wingspans of more than six-metres, soaring on cross wires high above Queen Street. You will feel welcomed by the shimmering waters of Te Waitematā and Wai o Horotiu, projected onto footpaths. And as you edge closer to Aotea Square, you’ll come face to face with an eight-metre tall representation of resident kaitiaki Horotiu. See more about the works here.


Window installations | 34, 86-92, 115, 166 and 171 Queen Street 

With support from Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate, empty storefronts have been filled with fantastic art and light installations. Take a peak! 

And more…

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Te Komititanga

Te Komititanga | Lower Queen Street 

Located at the bottom of Queen Street, Te Komititanga is a beautiful new public square that welcomes people entering the city by trains, buses, ferries, and cruise ships. The surroundings create a uniquely Auckland combination of past and present, where you can admire the early-1900s heritage of Britomart Station and the landmark Commercial Bay development.

Queen Street pathways

Pathways | Wai Horotiu Queen Street Project

Changes are underway on Queen Street to create more space for people, including dedicated space for people cycling and scooters. This is all part of a plan to transform our city centre into a thriving, liveable ad connected place that is distinctly Tāmaki Makaurau.


Events coming to The Civic and Q Theatre

Last updated: 15 July 2022