Neighbourhood

Grey Lynn

Close up of Auckland's Grey Lynn shops.

Said to be home to Auckland’s ‘free thinkers’, Grey Lynn prides itself on being a neighbourhood with charm and a different way of doing things. An annual festival hosted near Grey Lynn Park is a celebration of community, creativity, and craftspeople, amalgamating what this area is about.

Houses in the district were mostly built in the 1880s, and low rent in the 1950s attracted many immigrant workers who quickly made this neighbourhood home. Now, having undergone a similar renewal to Ponsonby, Grey Lynn has become a much sought after place where locals live close to neighbourhood shops and within easy reach of Point Chevalier beach.