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Britomart, located in the heart of Auckland City, is a vibrant and bustling neighbourhood that offers an eclectic mix of historic architecture, stylish boutiques, and delicious dining options. This area is known for its stunning architecture, including the iconic Britomart train station, which has been beautifully restored and is now home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Another notable building is The Hotel Britomart, New Zealand’s first 5 Green Star Hotel, home to one of Britomart’s most popular restaurants, kingi.
If you're a shopaholic, Britomart is the perfect place to be, with a variety of boutiques selling designer clothing, accessories, handmade jewellery, and homeware, as well as specialty stores offering New Zealand-made products. Think Kate Sylvester, Trelise Cooper, Zambesi, Chanel, to name just a few. For foodies, Britomart offers an array of dining options ranging from cafes and coffee shops to award-winning restaurants serving up cuisines from all around the world.
Britomart is also a hub of nightlife in Auckland, with a range of bars, clubs, and music venues to choose from. Whether you're in the mood for a quiet drink or a wild night out, there's something for everyone. Some of the most popular bars and clubs in the area include 1885, a stylish bar serving up craft beers and cocktails, and AV Club, an electronic music venue that attracts a young and lively crowd.
Another great thing about Britomart is its central location, adjacent to Auckland's train station, which makes it easily accessible by bus or train, and within walking distance to Auckland's main attractions and places to stay.
Beyond its lively atmosphere, Britomart is also a gateway to Auckland's stunning waterfront and nearby islands of the Hauraki Gulf, where you can enjoy breathtakingly scenery, great food, and wine, and plenty of outdoor activities.
For those of you who like to dabble in a touch of people watching, you’ll see people from all walks of life here: families with kids, young couples on dates, groups of friends out for a night on the town. It's an incredibly diverse area—and one that everyone should visit at least once during their stay in Auckland!
Location Te wāhi
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Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
Catch the train or the bus or park at Britomart car park. When parking here you can get two hours of free parking when you spend $50 at any Britomart store or eatery.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
Try the lively Britomart Saturday Market open every Saturday on Takutai Square from 8am to 2pm. You’ll find everything from fresh produce and flowers to coffee, pastries, juices, food trucks and savoury snacks.