"The Old Chief Post Office" Top 5 Page for this destination Queen Street & Downtown Tip by keeweechic

Queen Street & Downtown, Auckland: 29 reviews and 32 photos


The old Chief Post Office was built between 1909 and 1912 at the bottom of Queen Street. It was opened in 1912 by Prime Minister Massey in front of a crowd of 8,000-10,000 people and is very similar to the Wellington Post Office. It provided a variety of services on the ground floor while the upper floor contained offices of the district engineer and traffic manager.

There was an Art Deco extension added during the 1930?s but was later demolished by the city council in 2001 when the building was converted into a transport terminal. For many years the Chief Post Office was the scene for celebration at New Years eve and drew great crowds to watch the clock tick over midnight.

Address: Queen Street, Downtown Auckland
Directions: Through the Center of town
Website: http://www.aucklandnz.com/things-to-do/listing/queen-street

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2005
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