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Victoria Park Village

210-218 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 21 244 4269
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The area that now makes up Victoria Park Village was once the local rubbish collection area. The horses would lead the carts around the old City Centre collecting the rubbish - the rubbish was then delivered to Victoria Park Village,burnt in the old chimney and the power generated from this would power the city street lights. On site you can still see the chimney, sorting area and the old stables. a ramp that was previously used to get the horses up to the second floor of the stables is now the Celebrity Walk where a number of icon Kiwis have left their hand and foot prints. The horses have long since "bolted" from the stables and in their place a thriving community of artisans are setting up in eateries, workshops, shops and galleries - most weekends between 10 and 2 you can find market stalls set up around the Village.
  • Excellent2%
  • Very good10%
  • Average20%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible40%
16 Aug 2017
“Not so interesting ”
20 Mar 2017
“I liked it the old way”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
210-218 Victoria Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 21 244 4269
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 11 September 2017

I feel really sorry for the retailers who moved into this 'village'; the property developer really sold them a pup. It's awful. Walking through at 11.00am on a Saturday (where was the pop up market?) there was no one there and a large number of...More

Thank David S
Stephen H, one of the retailer at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi David Thank you for visiting Victoria Park Village on the weekend and braving the weather. I am sorry you missed the sign that said because of the heavy rain and wind that the outdoor market was cancelled on Saturday and as it happened on...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

All shops are modern and stylish but there are few people. No liveliness there in the daytime. Night visiting may be funnier. Wifi access is awfully bad. Very very inconvenient.More

Thank Shin F
Stephen H, One of the new shop owners at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Hi Shin F Thank you for your visit on what i think was a Wednesday morning. Yes with the cold and unpredictable winter weather it has been a quieter than usual week. But only 2 weeks until Spring! The precinct is in the process of...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Victoria Market's website describes a vibrant set of shops and restaurants with a "pop up market". Very disappointed when all I found were a few shops and restaurants, very few people and a bunch of closed businesses and empty storefronts. It sounds like it might...More

Thank ttm85
Stephen H, Owner of one of the new stores opening at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Hi ttm85 Thanks for making the time to visit Victoria Park Village although it doesn't sound as though you found us at our best - and I am sorry about that. It sounds as though you missed the covers band in the courtyard that day...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very quiet today - empty shopfronts and the few open offering "clearance " prices - suggesting that they won't be open for long. I don't know what the developers have done wrong, however this space is sad. I walked from the ferry terminal, which was...More

Thank Penny H
Stephen H, one of the new store holders at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Hi Penny Thank you for coming to visit us and I am sorry you visited us in a slow patch. We are almost at the end of an extensive refurbishment that has earthquake proofed the Village and will enable more stores and eateries to open...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very disappointing that this seems to have changed into a corporate office precinct. This used to be such a great part of Auckland for locals and tourists, however it was dead the day we were there and the few shops that were there was closed....More

Thank Family_Traveller78
Stephen H, one of the new retailers at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2017

Yes with the changes in the area the whole precinct has changed from the bohemian feel of the 80's and 90's to a central city urban village complete with offices, eateries, bars, gym, pilates studio, galleries, workshops and retail stores. The precinct has been undergoing...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I had expected more and found just a few stores open, many without staff manning them....prices were high. There were some options to eat and drink.....but not worth the walkMore

1  Thank DJS1950
Stephen H, one of the new retailers at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi DJS1950 I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit - hopefully on your next visit the many changes that we are making at Victoria Park Village will be complete. Many of the old stores from the previous markets have vacated...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

It's ruined, I remember it from years ago and now it is just a small block of shops, another concrete wonder, not worth the visit or even trying to find it. Terrible tourist shops, this is not a 'market'More

Thank Mike C
Stephen H, one of the new retailers at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi Mike You are absolutely right it is not a market and we are in the process of changing the name to Victoria Park Village. A cluster of galleries, workshops, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants now operate within the historic buildings that make up the...More

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nicely refurbished but no longer would I call this a market. Looks like rent is too high as hardly any shops occupied and no hussle and bussle of a market to be seen. DisappointingMore

Thank Ricroch22
Stephen H, one of the new retailers at Victoria Park Village, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Hi Ricroch22 You are absolutely right it is not a market and the name is being changed to Victoria Park Village. Since your visit in November some of the new stores have started moving in and we have a new cafe opening in April along...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

When you hear of a market set in an old refuse plant you conjour up a bustling place selling a variety of goods and produce. Well the Victoria market will need your imagination as this is none the above. Sure it's well converted and has...More

Thank colinandness
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Gone are the crowds, gone are the alleyways full of vibrant shops and music. One of the cultural centres of Auckland, accessible to all, has been reduced to a shadow of its former self...it's disappointing and more than a little sad, perhaps with the onset...More

1  Thank TwoOhTwo
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