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Albert Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama taken from Albert Park in the center of Auckland. Some of the tall buildings of Auckland can be seen above the trees. Of these, the famous Sky Tower is the most prominent.

Albert Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Albert Park - Auckland visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Albert Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater Auckland.

Albert Park is a large park in the center of Auckland in New Zealand with formal gardens and pathways as well as grassed areas surrounded by trees. The park is on the top of a rise next to the University of Auckland and is very popular with the students who are often found relaxing and socializing within it. The rise is called Symonds Street ridge, formed by a thick layer of ash that erupted 60,000 years ago from a volcano.

In 1845 the Albert Barracks were built on the site just before the civil war. In 1879 the army left the site and it was taken over by Auckland City Council, who converted it into a park. Numerous changes have occurred since then, a building now used as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki was built on one corner, and during WWII numerous tunnels were dug underneath the hill.

This panorama shows the statue of Sir George Grey, Governor of New Zealand between 1845 to 1853, and then again from 1861 to 1868. It is situated in an open space surrounded by trees.

ADDRESS

33 Princes Street
Auckland, 1010,
New Zealand



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Train: Auckland Station



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