Timings : 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Free
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One of the most urban-popular places to visit in Auckland is the Silo Park. Commonly known as the hub of Wynyard Quarter, The Silo Park idea was started and implemented by the Wynyard Point redevelopment industry is all set to capture the minds of those who want to see an alternative dimension to the waterfront industry of Auckland. What was earlier merely a maritime and an industrial precinct has now become a multipurpose site for you to socialise. Right from outdoor games to live performances to feasts, this place will spoil you for choices.
Silo Park is said to have been one of the first catalytic projects in Auckland and offers a new waterfront experience to all its visitors. Attractions like fishing, seafood markets and retail are successfully able to bring Silo Park to public attention. A place home to Silo Marina where 100-meter superyachts moor on a daily basis, this attraction is one of the fanciest locations in Auckland. Visitors often comment on the level of creativity in architecture seen in this place with designs that are a mix of contemporary ideas and original approaches to event creation, something that attracts people from all over the world.
Silo Park is well-known for the diverse range of activities it offers to the public. One of the most famous ones is the Auckland outdoor cinema and Silo Cinema. Once a month during the summer, Silo Park offers a series of free performances, concerts and events that are organised by special community guests. During this season, the place is filled with night markets and Silo Cinemas on Friday evenings. Saturdays are committed to upcoming musical talent while Sundays are dedicated to dance lessons.
Apart from the regular weekend routine, there are farmers markets that bring to you a range of fresh produce and retail so that you can make healthy decisions.
Visitors have an endless choice of cuisines to savour their palates. Right from American diners to Asian food to exotic European dishes, Silo Park has everything for your belly to relish.
A few options are Brooklyn Dog, Peach Hot’s Chicken, Captain Crepes and Wise Boy's burgers, which cater to American food lovers. For those who like Asian food, a few special mentions are The Rolling Pin, a must-visit for all the vegans out there, Thai Kitchen, Judge Bao, Hapunan, Temaki Truck. South American delicacies such as Che Lucio BBQ, Olas Latin Food and Taco Loco are on the table for you to grab. Tourists are welcome to explore authentic Maori style food at Hangi Master and Puha Pakeha. If fusion is your favourite, then Nomnom is a must try for you. Once you’re in Silo Park, you will be surprised by the number and variety of bars you can choose from. The Gelato Workshop and Lalele Gelato offer a range of freshly made Gelatos that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Even though it is open for 24 hours every day, the Silo Park is available for visitors to enjoy on Fridays starting at 5:00 PM and Silo Markets on Saturdays are open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
There is no entry fee. However, events, performances, concerts as well as restaurants have their own charges. There are no entry restrictions and people with a spirit for nightlife and an inclination towards youth culture are welcomed with open arms.
Silo Park is a triangular trail that connects Jellicoe harbour to the west Maritime precinct. This place is used for different purposes right from business events and youth events, passive recreation and industry. The structure of Silo Park is meant to cater to specialist yachts of New Zealand, in order to provide a top-notch waterfront experience.
Apart from recreation and event purposes, Silo Park has also included bio-wetlands to store stormwater, making this place a more environment-friendly as well as futuristic model. Hence, this attraction can be seen as a program that amalgamates contemporary as well as authentic mythological ideas into architecture.