Parnell is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. It is one of New Zealand’s most wealthy suburbs, regularly ranked in the top three richest, and is often referred to as Auckland’s “oldest suburb,” dating back to the first European settlement of Auckland in 1841.
The suburb is distinguished by a combination of tree-lined streets and vast estates; redeveloped industrial areas with Edwardian townhouses and 1920s bay villas; and a hilly topography that provides views of the port, Waitemata Harbour, Rangitoto Island, and the Auckland Domain.
According to the 2018 New Zealand census, Parnell had a population of 7,563 people and 3,021 households.
Dove-Myer Robinson Park
Dove-Myer Robinson Park, also known as the Parnell Rose Garden, is a park in Parnell that includes a rose garden. Some of the plants in the garden have been bred by internationally renowned rose breeders, and the park hosts the Parnell Festival of Roses each November, which features New Zealand craft stalls, art exhibits, music, strolling performers, and thousands of roses.
Parnell is close to two universities, the University of Auckland and the Auckland University of Technology, as well as several state secondary schools, including Auckland Grammar School, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School, St Peter’s College, and Baradene College of the Sacred Heart.
Parnell District School is a state full primary school, while ACG Parnell College is a private composite school.