Ascot Parnell
St Stephens Ave.
Parnell, Auckland 1052 +64 (0)21 33 44 96 Email Us
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Ascot Parnell - Auckland Visitor information

Ascot Parnell in historic Parnell Village at just 1-Mile from Queen St.
Parnell Village

Parnell is Auckland's oldest and most picturesque suburb

best known for its world-famous restaurants, fashion boutiques and art-galleries. Parnell is where many of Auckland's most important founders had their homes, overlooking Judges Bay beach and the Waitemata harbor, while in walking distance to down-town Auckland. Old and modern buildings are rarely taller than 3 stories high and most streets are lined with over 100 year old native and deciduous trees. There are numerous parks and walking trails displaying a great variety of native and exotic sub-tropical plant species. Parnell is where the Ports of Auckland and its commercial centre were founded and are still thriving today. Parnell is the seat for the Anglican and Catholic churches of New Zealand. Streets with names such as Judges Bay Road, and St. Stephens Avenue, give you clues that Parnell is where New Zealand's most influential in business, politics and law make their homes. Many of New Zealand's best schools and institutions were founded here during the early 1800's. Parnell is the heart of "Auckland city" "the 4th best city for 'quality of living' in the world".

St. Stephens Chapel (1852) The Auckland Museum the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Dove Myer R. park Parnell The Parnell Rose-gardens Judges Bay beach (in Parnell)
Parnell is your ideal base to experience Auckland. If you only have a couple of days (even just a few hours); with a walk through our neighborhood and its many magnificent parks you will get a good in-sight and appreciate the essence of our beautiful city and its history.

The Ferry BuildingPublic transport is at your doorstep. The city Link Bus stops at the corner of our street (within a 5 minute walk). The Inner-Link bus will take you to downtown, the ferry terminal (picture right) and all major shopping streets and important locations such as the University, the Hospital, Sky city, intercity bus and railway stations. There is a Link-bus every 10 minutes and they run until late. Princes-wharf and The Cloud cruise-ship terminals are an 8 minute drive from our house.

The winter garden Parnell Village by night with the sky city tower in the background The Parnell deanery

The Parnell BathsWhen fitness is important to you, Parnell is the perfect location for cycling, jogging and swimming. We have our own swimming pool plus there are 2 olympic pools within 500 meters from our house. (The Newmarket Olympic pool on Broadway and the open-air 50m historic Parnell Baths, picture right) The Domain park has great jogging trails, so has St. Stephens Avenue. Walk to the end of our street, to get to Tamaki Drive where there is a level walk-way and cycling-path along the Waitemata harbor, with views on the numerous islands in the harbour ! This path goes all the way to Ladies-Bay, 8.5 km from our house (1 way). During January you can enjoy the annual Heineken Open Tennis event, at the ASB Tennis Centre, Parnell. Fergs Kayak-hire is at 3km from our house.

Must see and do's in Parnell and Newmarket: (an easy walk from Ascot Parnell b&b)

Must see and do's in Auckland city beyond Parnell: (with links to in depth information)

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Images of Parnell & our home

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