Beginning at the Viaduct Harbour and heading up Queen Street this trail takes in many of Aucklands original business and arts centres. It then winds its way to the university and down to the Auckland Railway Station and back along the waterfront.
Starting from the Visitor Information Centre at the Viaduct Harbour, turn left and walk along Quay Street in the direction of the Ferry Building.
Walk through the Ferry Building and you will see Queens Wharf, from where the Devonport ferries depart.
Walk back through the Ferry Building, cross the road to the foot of Queen Street and walk toward the Britomart Transport Centre and old Central Post Office.
Lower Queen Street
Continue up Queen Street. On the left hand side of the street you will see the Dilworth Building at 22-32 Queen Street.
22-32 Queen Street
Continue up Queen Street until you reach the Dingwall Building on the right hand side of the street, at 87-93 Queen Street.
87-93 Queen Street
Continue along to The New Zealand Guardian Trust Building at 105 Queen Street.
105 Queen Street
Continue walking up Queen Street toward the Civic Theatre, tracing the line of the old Ligar Canal as you walk up Queen Street.
Under Queen Street
Continue up Queen Street to the Wellesley Street intersection where the Civic Theatre stands.
Corner of Queen and Wellesley Streets
Continue past the Civic up to the Auckland Town Hall on the edge of Aotea Square.
301-303 Queen Street
Turn around and walk back to the Civic Theatre, head up Wellesley Street past the Art Gallery and enter Albert Park
Continue through the park to the Princes Street exit, cross the road, walk 30m and turn right into Alfred Street. On the left hand side, in the gap between the library and the old Choral Hall, you will see the remnant of the old Albert Barracks Wall.
University of Auckland Grounds
Follow the wall to the left; look up to see the clock tower and Old Arts Building. Follow the path to the left back up to Princes Street and the entrance to the Old Arts Building.
22 Princes Street
Continue alone Princes Street to the Old Synagogue on the Bowen Street corner.
19A Princes Street
At the Waterloo Quadrant corner, enter the grounds of Old Government House past its contemporary lodge and follow the drive towards the early governors’ residence.
Continue to follow the path. Turn left when the path forks and exit at the intersection of Anzac Avenue and Symonds Street. Straight in front of you, on the corner of Waterloo Quadrant and Anzac Avenue, you will see the Auckland High Court.
Cross the road and head down Anzac Avenue. At the top of Constitution Hill, look down to view the Parnell railway Bridge
Continue down Anzac Avenue until you reach the zig-zag path. Follow this path down to Beach Road and the Auckland Railway Station
26-48 Te Taou Crescent
Continue alone Beach Road and turn right at Britomart Place