In the heart of Britomart lies Takutai Square, the precincts main gathering place and home to downtown Auckland’s only public green space.

Takutai Square is the main public space of the Britomart precinct. It has been the focus of many public and private events including music gigs, open air cinema screenings, family activities and functions.

The square is bounded by Gore Street to the west and the EY Building and Westpac on Takutai Square to the east. Walking street Te Ara Tu huhu crosses the square and enters covered shopping and food gallery Atrium on Takutai, which runs between the two buildings.

Grass and fountains

Takutai Square is partly occupied by a 22 x 22 metre square of grass, informally known as Takutai Lawn. Furnished in summer with bean bags and oversized cushions, the lawn is a popular hangout and lunch spot.

In the south-eastern corner of the square is the Pipi Beds sculpture and fountain installation.

Takutai means foreshore, reflecting the areas origins as reclaimed land. Aucklands foreshore used to run along Britomart Place (originally called Breakwater Road) and Fort Street (originally called Foreshore Street).

Find Takutai Square
Gore Street
Britomart
Auckland CBD

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