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Address: 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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+64 9-309 2677

Aotea Centre is home to two theatres, function rooms, Auckland's largest...

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.

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Was preparing for a new Spectacular

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.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Coventry, United Kingdom
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775 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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
Playa Del Carmen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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
Dublin, Ireland
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472 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
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
Auckland, New Zealand
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206 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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 a wide variety of activities hosted on Aotea Square. These include an ice skating rink,... More 

1 Thank BrianInAuckland
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 736 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Aotea Square is a large public space in CBD and is situated off Queen Street betwwen the Town Hall and Aotea Centre, it was opened in 1979 by Sir Dove-Myer Robinson, a former mayor of Auckland and was redeveloped in 2010. We visited on a weekday and the square was busy with lunchtime crowds. The main focal point is an... More 

1 Thank paullegate
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A mayor decided Auckland needed a center, so he had this small park built. It's located between the old and new town halls. There is an interesting modern Maori sculpture at the entrance.

1 Thank cfuller603
Los Angeles, California
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258 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This has a nice photo opp with the signature gateway structure. There are often special or seasonal events held in Aotea Square so it is a good location to check for activities.

1 Thank stoketun
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Cute park that seems to always have something new and different going on for locals and tourists alike.

1 Thank Ron F

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