Victoria Park Market

Auckland

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Victoria Park Market

Built in 1901, this former city rubbish incinerator had its own electricity-generating steam boilers, heated by the rubbish-burning furnace, and stables for horses which pulled the garbage carts. Since its 1972 restoration, Victoria Park Market is now known for its maze-like collection of stalls, barrows and shops where you can find plenty of arts, crafts, clothes and ethnic specialities. There are more than 85 shops, cafes and restaurants housed here.

Shopping

When in Auckland, shopping is a must! Auckland has a wide array of high street fashion, local designers, house wares, crafts and eclectic markets to explore. Discover one of the many vibrant shopping streets where you will find boutique and designer stores, offering some of New Zealand’s best-known names as well as top international labels. There are also numerous of malls to head for where you basically will find everything you are looking for and also where you can pick some great Kiwi gifts to bring back home for the loved ones. Auckland markets are also a safe bet when looking for that special gift, art, craft or jewellery. A local note: Karangahape Road is widely known as the abbreviated K’Road.