Getting to Central Auckland couldn’t be easier with train stations at Newmarket, Grafton, Parnell and Britomart. From the North Shore check out the “super frequent” Northern Express service from Albany all the way to Lower Albert Street.
Once in town, Link buses are an easy way to travel between the main shopping sights in the city centre. So why not make a day of it and shop your way around the inner suburbs.
Train connections in the city
If you are close to Britomart often, the easiest way to get to either Newmarket, Grafton or Parnell is to just catch a train. It costs the same amount as a bus and is very easy.
Shop up a storm in Newmarket. With a mix of high street fashion and designer boutiques, you’ll find something to suit no matter what your taste or budget.
The InnerLink and OuterLink buses stop in the centre of the shopping strip along Broadway or take the train to Newmarket Station (which also has an AT Metro Customer Service Centre).
Whether you’re after boutique fashion stores, upmarket homewares, top quality jewellery or specialist foods, Ponsonby is one of Auckland’s hippest shopping and dining areas.
From art galleries showcasing local talent to designer clothing and quality homewares, Auckland’s oldest suburb has plenty of charm and character. There’s even a French Market on the weekends where you can shop for artisan products and fresh produce.
Splash out on the latest fashions at cutting-edge fashion boutiques, get a makeover at international beauty labels or grab some tasty treats from the Saturday morning Britomart City Farmers’ Market.
Home to some of NZ’s top designer labels, plus suave men’s tailoring and high fashion accessory retailers, the High Street Laneway is a fashionista's dream come true.
Westfield St Lukes is one of the biggest malls in Auckland, with over 160 shops and dining locations and an 8 screen cinema complex.
Bus stops are located on both St Lukes Road right next to the mall and on Morningside Drive. Plus the Morningside train station is only 10 minutes' walk away.
New Zealand's largest outlet shopping destination Dress-Smart has over 100 stores, everything from luxury fashion brands to main street favourites and sports brands.
There are multiple bus stops conveniently nearby and the Onehunga train station is only 5 – 10 minutes walk along the main street of Onehunga.
The vibrant and vivacious K’ Rd has retro clothing stores, vintage boutiques and local op-shops to pick up quirky and one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else.
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The historical Devonport village is packed full of local art galleries and boutique shops all set against the backdrop of spectacular views across the water to downtown Auckland.
Buses take the scenic route along the Devonport peninsula with many of them stopping at Takapuna on the way. Buses stop outside the ferry terminal and on Victoria Road, or make it more of an adventure by sailing across on the ferry.
With Westfield Albany’s 144 stores, cinema and a large range of retailers just across the road, Albany is one of the shopping destinations of choice for people on the North Shore.
Bus Stops are located at Civic Crescent right outside Westfield Albany, so you’ll be able to get off the bus and get straight into the shopping action. And there's an AT Metro Customer Service Centre in the Albany Station if you have any questions.
Trendy Takapuna has stylish shops, swanky cafés and a bustling Sunday market. So whether you prefer shopping for top-brands in the many boutiques and high-end department stores, browsing the latest fashions at Shore City mall, or hunting for bargains at the market, Takapuna has something for you.
A large bus interchange in the middle of Takapuna, right opposite the mall makes it simple and easy to get here and start exploring.
From cafes and boutique clothing stores to specialty cheese stores, visiting Milford lets you combine a day at the beach with shopping nirvana. Plus there’s the Milford Centre, an intimate, boutique centre with a focus on fashion, home and giftwares.
Easy to get to by bus, the closest bus stops are on Milford Road and Kitchener Street in the middle of the shopping action.
The newly branded Glenfield Mall has a range of retailers including clothing, homewares, department stores and more.
Buses stop right next to the upper entrance to Glenfield Mall, on Glenfield Road.
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With more than 200 stores, Sylvia Park is Auckland’s largest shopping centre, providing a mix of retail and entertainment. From fashion, gifts & homewares to movies, books and dining, Sylvia Park has everything you need for a shopping spree.
Bus Stops and the train station are located within the Sylvia Park Centre.
The open-air Botany Town Centre has all the latest in fashion, food and lifestyle stores, with over 150 stores spread across the open-air streets, lanes and piazzas.
Botany Town Centre is easily accessible via regular bus services which stop right in the heart of the shopping. Plus there's an AT Metro Customer Service Centre to help you with any enquiries.
Pakuranga Plaza was one of the first malls in Auckland and with over 80 shops and a night market on Saturdays, it’s still an attractive destination today.
Bus stops are conveniently located right outside the mall near Farmers, on Pakuranga Road opposite the mall and on Ti Rakau Drive. There are frequent services to the City, Manukau and East Auckland.
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LynnMall has more than 135 stores, offering the latest range of fashion, gifts and services. The Brickworks dining precinct and Reading Cinema has recently opened at the mall. And bargain shoppers can cross the road to SaveMart, a recycled clothing shop.
There’s a major bus terminal and train station right next to LynnMall, so getting there is a breeze. Plus inside the train station there's an AT Metro Customer Service Centre to help you out.
Situated in the centre of Henderson, Westfield WestCity is ideal for shoppers travelling from Western suburbs. Plus there are a range of local shops along Great North Road to browse.
With a train station 2 minutes walk from the mall and a bus station right outside, why not try somewhere a little different?
The open-air shopping environment of Westgate Town Centre has a range of retailers and outlet stores and is right across the road from the brand new NorthWest Shopping Centre.
Bus stops are on Main Street, right in the middle of Westgate Town Centre.
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Now with a major interchange between train services and the bus network, Manukau is perfect for shoppers coming from Southern suburbs, Westfield Manukau has 176 stores. Or for a taste of the Pacific, visit the weekly Otara Market, New Zealand’s largest street market with stalls selling everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothing, arts and crafts.
Easy to reach by bus and train, Westfield Manukau is just 5 minutes walk from Manukau train station (which has an AT Metro Customer Service Centre), and bus stops are located on Leyton Way, near the food court entrance to the mall.
And if you’re travelling from outside Auckland, InterCity national coach and the Airporter 380 have frequent connections on Leyton Way.