• Shopping
  • Sports and Family Activities
  • Entertainment

Botany is a growing, culturally and economically diverse community that is very much the face of today’s Auckland.

Introducing Botany

Think Botany and one word comes to mind: “shopping”.

One of Auckland’s newest suburbs, Botany is very much defined by its shopping centre – one of the biggest in New Zealand.

Botany Town Centre has about 200 shops spread across three complexes and includes restaurants, services, cinemas and an ultra-modern public library. It is situated at the corner of Ti Rakau Drive and Chapel Road and was opened in 2001.

The Centre has been much lauded for its design and the shopping experience it offers. Unlike conventional all-under-one-roof shopping malls, Botany is a genuine town centre with various shopping precincts both indoor and outdoor. There’s heaps of parking and road access through the middle of the centre (although pedestrians have priority!).  It is also a major public transport hub.

In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Botany Town Centre received three-and-a-half stars, just under the maximum rating of four stars, based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects.

And it is not resting on its laurels – a major re-development will see the extension of the Fashion Pavilions with the addition of new international and national retailers, an update of Garden Lane, a refresh of the fresh food precinct, and the addition of a new and improved entertainment precinct.

Opposite the town centre are three busy hubs which offer a collection of specialty stores, family activities and entertainment as well as an array of fast food restaurants.

The surrounding residential areas include examples of modern Kiwi urban architecture ranging from palatial two storey homes to small apartments and home units – all built within the past 30 years.

 A new town, Flat Bush, is rapidly developing on the border of Botany.   This area will house an anticipated population of 40,000 by 2025.  

Find businesses in the area

East Auckland Tourism

Official visitor information site for the East of Auckland area, promoting our fantastic destination to local visitors and tourists.  






Get in Touch

white web 

East Auckland Tourism

facebook_icon_white.png tiaki icon white

Our Partners