Stop 8: Queen St
Visit this attraction on our Red Tour
This stop is the perfect place to start exploring midtown Auckland. We stop outside 227 Queen St.
From here you can explore Queen Street, known as Auckland's 'Golden Mile' for its range of shopping and entertainment offerings. The Auckland Art Gallery and Albert Park are also nearby, and it's an easy ten to fifteen minute walk down Queen Street to the waterfront.
Auckland Art Gallery
At the lower corner of Albert Park is the Auckland Art Gallery. This historic building houses New Zealand's most extensive collection of national and international art. In 2011 the gallery was reopened with an award-winning architectural expansion.
Don't miss the Māori portraits by Goldie and Lindauer for a fascinating look at our country's history.
Entry to the Gallery is free for New Zealand residents. Charges apply for international visitors ($20 adult, $17 student, children 12 and under free). There are guided English language tours available daily, and Mandarin tours Thursday-Sunday.
Cross diagonally at the traffic lights and take a short walk uphill to visit beautiful Albert Park. This site was originally a defence post, built in 1845 during 25 years of civil war between Māori and European colonisers.
Today it is a pleasant formal park with flower gardens, sculptures and a central fountain. The park borders the University of Auckland, our largest university, and is a popular spot to enjoy lunch.