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Albert Park is a beautiful and historic public park located right in the heart of the city. It is a great place to go if you're looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The park is located on a hill, offering stunning views of the city skyline, and it's surrounded by tall palm trees and lush greenery that makes you feel like you're in a quiet oasis.
One of the best things about Albert Park is its convenience - with paths leading off in all directions from the gorgeous central fountain, it's the perfect place to explore the city from. Talking about the fountain, don’t forget to take a snap of this stunning Victorian fountain while you're here - it's an iconic part of the park.
For those who love history, there's plenty to explore in Albert Park. The papakainga (village) that occupied the site prior to European settlement was named Rangipuke. In 1845 the Albert Barracks were built there. Several heritage-listed buildings, including the Old Government House and the Auckland Art Gallery are located right next to the park. Plus, you'll spot loads of statues and plaques dotted around in the stunning flower beds and next to the impressive cannon-like guns up on the peak, so you can learn all about the park's rich heritage.
But even if you're not a history buff, there's still plenty to see and do in Albert Park. The park has several walking paths that are perfect for a leisurely stroll, and there are plenty of benches where you can sit and relax with a book or a picnic. There's lots of open space that is perfect for games or a touch of frisbee.
During lunch time, you'll find heaps of university students and city workers lounging on the grassy knoll.
And if you're looking for some shade on a hot day, head down to the south end to check out the cool rotunda and historic trees. They're so stunning, they could have come straight out of Lord of the Rings!
Location Te wāhi
33-43 Princes StreetPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
From Britomart, you can walk to Albert Park in about 10 minutes. If you're driving, you can park for $2 per hour at The Civic car park on weekends.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Grab a coffee and a delicious treat from its mouth-watering food cabinet and relax on the grass in Albert Park.