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"Newmarket" Top 5 Page for this destination Auckland Off The Beaten Path Tip by keeweechic

Auckland Off The Beaten Path: 85 reviews and 144 photos


Newmarket was favoured in the early days of Auckland as a site for early settlement mainly because of its natural attributes. There was spring water, fertile soil for growing crops and land for building industry, some of which were stockyards, breweries and a flax mill. It was a borough between 1885 and 1989 before being amalgamated with Auckland city. Over the years Newmarket has gone from a farming and industrial area to a town centre rich in retail and commercial business although the brewery is still very much there and bigger than ever. The railway line to the south travels through Newmarket as does the Link Bus service.

Auckland's expanding transport infrastructure has had a strong influence on Newmarket's form and character. The railway line and station and the southern motorway provided significant links between Newmarket and other areas in the Auckland region. Newmarket is a great stopping off point from either transport services to get in some shopping and have some lunch.

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  • Written Jan 14, 2005
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