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Aotea Square

50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-309 2677
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Aotea Centre is home to two theatres, function rooms, Auckland's largest inner city outdoor space Aotea Square and BOX Cafe & Bar on the terrace. Inside the foyers you can find a large collection of New Zealand artworks.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“town hall” (9 reviews)
“ice skating” (4 reviews)
“queen street” (8 reviews)
50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-309 2677
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Large area where there is usually something going on. Can meet up with friends and usually something or with the arts. Close to the town hall, movies, 10 pin bowling and large number of eateries

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 20 August 2017

for the so called arts centre there was not a lot going o wanted to visit a show whilst in town but nothing on that appealed and certainly no attractive coffee shops

Thank chris c
Reviewed 25 July 2017

There is always something going on in Aotea square Right on the vibrant Queen street.... close to all the shops cafes and restaurants/bars Lots of street arts going on around you Wonderful atmosphere!!!

Thank Brycee10
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you keep an eye on this place, you'll realise there is always something happening there (as well as quiet days, when square looks just like square). Photo and Art open air exhibitions, theatre festivals, street performances and our favourite Ice skating ring during NZ...More

Thank ArashYulia
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

A great open air venue in the city.....check out what is coming up....unfortunately for us it was in preparation for an upcoming arts festival so the grounds were closed.

1  Thank DJS1950
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A good spot to sit and eat some takeaways - there are lots of interesting and unique food shops nearby with every cuisine. Events are held regularly here and there was a community edible garden (being packed away for end of season)

Thank NZRobin
Reviewed 1 March 2017

They seemed to be setting up for a festival of some sort but this well kept square is surrounded by eateries next to teh town hall.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A nice place where you coul find many different good choices for food, music, shoppping or just chilling out.

Thank Amaru_y_Jorge
Reviewed 27 February 2017

There was some sort of festival when we visited which made it even more interesting and lovely. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Orla B
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Aotea Square is right in the centre of the Auckland CBD. It is an open area used by thousands of people to relax, snack, walk across, and enjoy the variety of activities that happen on it from time to time. Throughout the year there are...More

1  Thank BrianInAuckland
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18 February 2015|
Response from Int_Academic |
Depends what you mean by "good". The Rendezvous hotel and the Sky Tower complex are a short walk away if you want fine dining, with the Sky Tower by far the best option. But you will need to book ahead. If you want... More