THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) is considered the economic heart of the Auckland metropolitan area, and is listed as one of the most liveable cities in the world. This area houses the largest concentration of skyscrapers and businesses that collectively form the iconic Auckland skyline.
But don’t be fooled by its impressive stature: CBD is also a great place for pleasure. If you’re looking for world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment, CBD is a must-go. What makes it special is that these urban delights are back-dropped and made special by the beautiful coastal scenery.
Try different water activities and island activities right at the heart of the city. Experience a spectacular 360-degree view from the observation deck of the Sky Tower, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Try Sky Jump or Sky Walk for a dose of extreme sightseeing. Immerse yourself in a different kind of culture and watch a live Māori cultural performance at Auckland Museum, catch a concert at the Aotea Centre, or go for something light-hearted at The Classic Comedy Club. Get clothing, electronics, and souvenirs at Queen Street, then walk the cobblestoned High Street and Chancery for high fashion designer labels. Just 7 minutes from CBD, you can reach Newmarket for another dose of glitz and glamor of both international and local fashion. Be sure not to miss out the charming French market at Parnell. Visit City Works Depot to get a taste of New Zealand’s craft beers. You can go fine dining at the waterfront or choose a more relaxed ambience at Queen Street.
Business or pleasure – CBD has something for everyone.