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Victoria Park Market

Posted by Jo 
Jo
Victoria Park Market
May 30, 2016 02:24AM
Has anyone been to Victoria Park Market recently? Is it worth going?

We're coming to Auckland for Queens Birthday and are looking for things to do to show a 18 year old male the Auckland experience. If you have any ideas to share, please do.
Re: Victoria Park Market
May 30, 2016 09:43AM
I don't think Vic Park market is an anything any more is it?

I would go to the top of the sky tower and if he is adventurous then perhaps pre book a walk around the perimeter with a safety harness etc....

Day trip to Waiheke island.

Have a look at the skate park at Victoria Park - if he likes that sort of thing.

Britomart area is great for cafes, retail and people watching.

You can hire bikes and go around the waterfront to Mission Bay and Kohimarama.

I guess weather though will be your guide and it has been so wet and is expected to continue that way.
Re: Victoria Park Market
May 31, 2016 03:29AM
I believe Vic Park Markets have recently undergone a big makeover, although I don't know what it's like as I haven't been for years.
Re: Victoria Park Market
May 31, 2016 04:08AM
I just looked up the Victoria Park Markets on TripAdvisor and they have had a refurbishment and are open - but the reviews don't sound that promising unfortunately

Piha is a lovely beach to visit, and the Waitakeres. There is also the Bridge Harbour Climb, along with Sky Tower and Bungee as Helen mentioned.

If you want to venture north to Silverdale, there is Snow Planet. Neither of us ski,but if we are up that way, we will call in to sit in the cafe (no entry charge if not using the snow), watch the skiers and snowboarders whilst we have a coffee. Love the toilets there and they are worth checking out smiling smiley

Then there is the Museum, Auckland Zoo and Kelly Tarlton's is interesting, if you haven't been before.
Re: Victoria Park Market
May 31, 2016 11:38AM
Irene your mention of the loos at Snow Planet made me laugh. We are up there each week as Freddie does race training and while I think they are cute I still land with a jolt when I go to use them as they are soo low to the ground. It always takes me by surprise.
Re: Victoria Park Market
May 31, 2016 11:37PM
helen Wrote:
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> Irene your mention of the loos at Snow Planet made
> me laugh. We are up there each week as Freddie
> does race training and while I think they are cute
> I still land with a jolt when I go to use them as
> they are soo low to the ground. It always takes
> me by surprise.


Helen, I have actually taken panoramic photos in there (I was the only person using them thank goodness!). The Mens are the same. When we took George's sister and bro-in-law (visiting from Romania) there in January, they couldn't understand why we told them they had to go to the toilet smiling smiley

I love the ski village feel as well as the dinky low toilets smiling smiley
Re: Victoria Park Market
June 03, 2016 08:28AM
I would have said the options already mentioned but a few others are

Walk up Mt Eden (Volcano crater - easy walk) - I'm always in awe of this place and I walk up here every day! and its FREE!
What about Sailing in the harbour on an Americas Cup Yacht?
Walk up Rangitoto Island?
Trip on the ferry over to Devonport
Maritime Museum (Viaduct)
Ferry and Lunch to Riverhead Tavern
Muriwai to see the Gannet Colony (then Lunch at Hallertaus)

All dependent on whether you have a car....but definitely a trip up the SKy Tower - its supposed to be brilliant weather so the views will be amazing

ENJOY!
Jo
Re: Victoria Park Market
June 11, 2016 03:44AM
Thanks for your help and ideas. We had to fit as much in to 2 days as possible. Next time we're in Auckland I think at least a week is required.

We took our "Auckland-virgin" to Dress-Smart in Onehunga and he was fascinated by the multicuturalness (not sure that's a word). We also went bowling at Metrolanes with some other young Aucklanders, then walked down Queen Street and along the waterfront at night. 4 of the teenagers hired a trike and went for a ride - the driver was hilarious. We thought about Sky Tower as we were right there but the kids were more interested in the cars. The highlight of the trip seemed to be all the flash cars boosting up and down the main street....... we have a few car mad teenagers.

We also walked from Mission Bay around to the next bay and back the next night, again checking out the flash cars.
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