This is a definite tourist destination for overseas visitors and here you will find it’s a very friendly place during the day. Most people in Auckland have no idea what goes on here at night, let alone overseas visitors. So here is my advice. TAKE CARE!
Today I visited the central police station in Auckland and our police are excellent at their job. They have surveillance cameras in lots of places and there are people looking at those 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Never walk down Myer’s Park or any central park in Auckland at night, not ever. …Not even with 2 people. I saw a video picture of a beautiful serene Chinese couple, brutally attacked by 8 youths, bigger than them and they knocked the woman to the ground and kicked at both people all at once. They were like a pack of wolves. Like many cities in the world it’s a jungle of horrors, don’t go down that road.
The law of New Zealand is soft on the young under 16 yrs and they know they can get away with murder. Yes, they go to prison eventually but they don’t if they are under 16 years.
Now Auckland City is best visited by day. Keep to well lighted areas, and don’t go out at night unless you just have to. Get a cell phone to call for help if needed.
Most Auckland people are not like these youths but when I see a gang of youths like this ..well…
Certainly visit the attractions by day, don’t go alone.