Looking for things to do in Auckland? Take the time to discover or rediscover Parnell. Auckland’s oldest suburb offers history and heritage as well as some of Auckland’s most modern places to eat, shop and enjoy. Take a day trip or even half a day to stroll around Parnell and breathe in the timeless heritage, centuries of tradition and diverse cultures. From the museum to the sea, Parnell has it all. See the stunning Auckland harbour views, vibrant rose garden & the beautiful parks; visit the world-class art galleries, the renowned Auckland Museum or join a heritage tour.
One of the top things to do in Auckland is experience the Auckland Museum. Sitting pretty at the top of the Domain looking down on the city, it’s one of the best views Parnell has to offer. With views as far reaching as the Sky Tower Auckland, Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest Museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Māori and Pacific treasures.
Parnell Village has long been an Auckland destination for those local or international visitors who love a quaint shopping experience close to the central city, but one that offers the feeling of being far removed, and even back in time. Wander down Parnell Road, take a right onto The Strand and you’ll soon find yourself in the newer part of Parnell, the Warehouse District, with the eclectic mix of modern retail and dining that leaves you feeling like you’re overseas somewhere, not in the heart of Auckland City New Zealand.
Parnell is the one suburb in Auckland city that allows you the experience and to enjoy a collision of the past and a glimpse into the future, a mere 15 minutes’ walk, or a 5 minute ride from central city Auckland.