Local Attractions

Your hosts Raj and Seema can offer advice on many activities in and around Auckland, alternative health therapy and food outlets. Also: tips on the best surfing and windsurfing spots around the area and throughout New Zealand.



From quaint shops to up and coming bars and restaurants, Parnell has it all. Jewellers, boutique fashion and the best range of galleries on one street in Auckland.

As the city’s first suburb it has a vibrant mix of rich heritage along with modern sophistication. Parnell is a place unlike anywhere else. It’s not about rushing in and out. Parnell is about the exploration, the journey and the surprise that is around every corner.

Visit Parnell to be welcomed & impressed.

Visit www.Parnell.net.nz

  • Westfield Newmarket - the re-opening and reconstrution of the newly expanded Westfield mall is now the biggest mall in Auckland. A MUST see!
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island - see map
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Auckland Zoo - take Outer LINK bus (the orange bus) from Parnell Road (359 Parnell Rd).
  • Catholic Church
  • Auckland Art Gallery - for all art lovers, the Auckland Art Gallery has been described as the most impressive cultural site! Additionally, the Art Gallery is located in the CBD; only a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Parnell village.
  • Sky city Casino
  • Viaduct Harbour
  • Mission bay beach
  • Parnell rose gardens
  • Down town
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's Aquarium.

(Most of these attractions are walking distance.)

City Garden Lodge

Backpackers Haven

25 St Georges Bay Road,

Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand