ABOUT VICTORIA PARK VILLAGE
AUCKLAND’S HISTORIC ICON REJUVENATED FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS.
The Victoria Park Village re-development is all but complete and new stores are moving into the new and historic buildings. Stores like Platinum Sports (sellers of Nike and other premium sporting brands) are open and operating out of their award winning super store.
The very nature of this precinct known as Victoria Park Village set in the Victoria Park Quarter means that while the old favourites remain new pop up shops frequently open and exploring what is on offer can be a different experience every time you visit. As Victoria Park Village evolves into a revived precinct destination, changes in the shops and what you will find on offer are an exciting part of this growth.
Please join us on this journey and we welcome your constructive suggestions or insights to help us deliver an experience that will keep you coming back to Victoria Park Village. You will find fashion, gifts, souvenirs, homewares, jewellery and galleries offering a range of pieces from New Zealand artists.
There’s a great range of eateries, bars and restaurants. From formal dining to casual eating you will find a range of options to satisfy every occasion and every taste bud. Click here for the Village Directory for the full range of shopping, eating and drinking options as well as all the services on offer in The Village.
IT ALL BEGAN OVER 100 YEARS AGO
Today Victoria Park Village is a collection of popular retail stores, workspaces, studios, eateries, bars and restaurants set in a beautifully restored precinct but it wasn’t always like that ...
The site of the Victoria Park Village buildings was originally part headland and art foreshore of Freemans Bay. In the late 1870s the bay began to be reclaimed, and various commercial and residential buildings were erected on the widened foreshore. The street directly behind and above Victoria Park Village runs along the top of the ancient Seacliff. In the Village courtyard you can still see the ancient Pohutakawa trees that used to hang from the cliff over the beach area.
From 1905 to 1918 a series of brickwork buildings were constructed on the site, initially to deal with the disposal of rubbish from the city. These included a 38m tall chimney. In 1907 work began on a power generator building to use the heat produced by the "Destructor". Although this was finished in 1908, it was found to be inadequate for the city's power demands, and was shut down in 1913 after a new coal fired power station was constructed on the city's waterfront at Kings Wharf.