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auckland tours Ports of Auckland Public Tours


The Ports of Auckland provides Public Boat Tours on the Waitemata Harbour, which gives you an opportunity to view port operations from the sea. Port boat tours provide entertainment and learning opportunities for all ages.

The hour-long tours take you alongside the container terminals where you can see the big cranes and other machinery at work. The tour boat weaves in and out of the commercial wharves, while an informative commentary explains how each area operates. This is a family-friendly cruise with a commentary for all ages.

 

Availability: See boat tour schedule below
Time: 1 Hour
Tour Price: $5 per adult (16 years and over), children will sail free with any accompanying adult
Fitness: Easy

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bookings

Bookings are essential. Call 09 307 8005.

Bookings on the Public Tours are limited to no more than 10 Auckland City rate paying passengers per booking.


Boarding

Vessel boarding takes place at Pier 4, 139 Quay Street, Auckland.
For the public tours you must check-in to the 360 Discovery Ticket Office 30 minutes prior to departure to collect your boarding pass for the vessel.


Educational Groups

School group tours can be booked through the Maritime Museum on 09 373 0800. Tours cater for school children of all ages, but do not apply to tertiary institutions, language schools or holiday programmes. Play centres are unavailable to participate on these tours.


Boat Tour Schedule  

Public tours

APRIL 2017
Tuesday 18 April, 12.30pm
Monday 24  April, 12.30pm

JULY 2017
Tuesday 11 July, 12.30pm
Tuesday 18 July, 12.30pm

OCTOBER 2017
Tuesday 10 October, 12.30pm


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26/05/2017
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Travel Alerts

Travel Alert: Half Moon Bay Low Tides

Please be advised that the following services will be operated by bus due to low tides:

 

Friday 26 May 2017

1.30pm Auckland – Half Moon Bay
2.15pm Half Moon Bay – Auckland

Sunday 28 May 2017

3.00pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.45pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland

Monday 29 May 2017

2.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
3.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
3.30pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.15pm Half Moon Bay to Auckland
4.15pm Auckland to Half Moon Bay
4.50pm Half Moon Bay - Auckland

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Waiheke Bus Company - Departure Time Changes

Following customer feedback on the new winter bus timetable we’ll now be introducing some further changes to improve connections with afternoon ferries.

From Monday 29 May 2017 the following journeys will change:

1650 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 2 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1650 Route 4 from Matiatia will now depart at 4.45pm

1750 Route 1A  from Matiatia will now depart at 5.45pm

1850 Route 1A from Matiatia will now depart at 6.45pm

  

For more information please contact the Auckland Transport Travel Information Line on 09 366 6400 or visit AT.govt.nz