Viaduct Harbour & Wynyard Quarter
Just a short waterfront stroll from the downtown ferry terminal along Quay Street are two of the best restaurant hubs in Auckland. Enjoy the Viaduct’s rooftops and patios, hosting everything from craft beer bars to swanky bistros. Also perfect for a sunny day is Wynyard Quarter. Cross the Wynyard Crossing Bridge to find nearly 20 great spots to dine.
Shopping Hot Spots
Auckland is the ultimate shopping destination. Stroll Queen Street and parallel High Street for everything from international designer fashion to indie New Zealand storefronts. Nearby, the waterfront Britomart precinct is known for its prime selection of boutique shops. From there, hop on a train at Britomart Station to connect to the trendy neighbourhoods of Newmarket and Parnell.
Cruise Past Chelsea Sugar Refinery
Visible from across the Gulf, Birkenhead’s iconic coral-coloured factory buildings are home to the Chelsea Sugar Refinery, supplying Kiwi homes and businesses since 1884. With its own wharf, the factory has 27,000 tonnes of raw cane sugar shipped every six weeks to process and supply to all of New Zealand. For an up-close view, hop on our Harbour Cruise and we’ll take you right past!
Get a Close-Up View of the Harbour Bridge - but Skip the Traffic!
Spanning 1.2 km across the Waitemata Harbour, the Auckland Harbour Bridge opened in 1959. The bridge took a team of 1,000 workers four years to build. On the Auckland Harbour Cruise, you’ll sail directly underneath so you can have a look at its unique structural elements. Plus learn the history of Clip-on lanes and moveable lane barriers to cope with rush hour traffic.