The Auckland CBD discovery walk is free for people who download my FREE report ‘What to do and see in Auckland’.
As I did not grow up in Auckland and also have not worked in Auckland City, the CBD is still a mystery to me. Many people think of Auckland City as just Queen Street and yet, there are small areas in Auckland that give character and colour to the city.
We set out from Britomart on a sunny Saturday morning, not really knowing what we would come across. The biggest surprise was finding a wee market in Britomart Place – open on Saturday mornings from 8.30am to 12.30pm. It’s a market that sells fresh food which must be a treat for the local city residents.
Our walk takes us past historical buildings and through parks and reserves. We also take in lanes, arcades and courtyards. High Street is great for window shopping and Chancery has a buzzy feel from the cafes there.
Stopping briefly on Queen Street, we had fun watching a busker – dressed as a rugby player statue. He only moved when people gave a donation.
If you don’t come into the city often, then its time you caught a bus or train to Britomart to give yourself a treat – take a short walk in Auckland’s C.B.D.