If you’re looking for your next outing or shopping adventure, Westfield Newmarket has recently opened its doors and there is plenty on offer for everyone with stores, food outlets and entertainment destinations that cater to all ages.
The centre will be fully operational by the end of November, with 230 retail stores opening in stages from now through to the first half of 2020.
One of the highlights is Auckland’s first David Jones store, which will be opening at the end of November, along with the long-awaited Countdown supermarket. David Jones will be home to hundreds of brands, promising to bring a curation of the best New Zealand and international fashion designers to Auckland. Accessible from street level, visitors to the store will find personal shopping suites, interactive fitting rooms, a beauty hall and much more.
For those coming to Westfield Newmarket by car, there is two hours free parking by signing up to the Westfield Plus app. Those with an accessible parking permit can check in at the Guest Services Desk to receive four hours free parking for the term of the permit.
Once complete, the centre will have 10 carpark entrances available from Morrow Street, Mortimer Pass and Clovernook Road. There is parking at every level and plenty of accessible parks positioned close to the lifts for easy access to the centre. The valet parking service (located bottom right-hand side of Mortimer Pass) is also an affordable and convenient option.
Community Relations Manager for Scentre Group (Westfield), Dorita Munro says, “From a community perspective, we have worked hard to ensure Westfield Newmarket is the most accessible centre in New Zealand. To achieve this, we have signed up to the ‘Accessibility Tick’, a programme that helps organisations become more inclusive to the elderly and those with disabilities.
“As a result, facilities and policies are in place that ensure that accessibility is an ongoing focus for the centre.
“At launch, this includes two new facilities that are the first of their kind in a New Zealand retail environment. ‘Changing Places’ is a facility that features an adjustable height toilet and hand basin, a shower, hoist and adult sized change table for those people whose needs are not met by the standard accessible facilities. A calm room is also being introduced, to assist those guests with sensory disorders. Access to both of these facilities is by arrangement,” says Dorita.
Westfield Newmarket is a must-visit and is the perfect spot to take yourself for a window shop, shopping spree, lunch or movie.
You are encouraged to visit the Guest Services Desk where the friendly staff can talk you through the new features of the centre and assist with downloading the Westfield Plus app for free parking.