Waitemata Harbour
Waitemata Harbour
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Take a cruise of this spectacular harbor via catamaran, ferry, launch or yacht.
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Trish M
Auckland Central, New Zealand38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Took the Ferry to Hobsonville Point and back which was a good hour on the boat. We checked departure times to match the return time to the city, so we didn’t need to get off the boat. The kids really enjoyed seeing our beautiful harbour.
Written 7 January 2022
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venturenow
Tweed19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
Visit the Auckland Harbour and get out on the water. So much to visit and do. Tiri Tiri Island walks to climbing Rangitito Volcanic Island. The yachts the boating or just relaxing on a beach. We spent most of the time just looking around. Devonport area to Long bay. Plenty of good cafes and coffee.
Written 27 June 2015
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Jools
Auckland Central, New Zealand443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
because for all intents and purposes the same things apply. The Harbour is part of the gulf, where one ends and the other begins is beyond me! Oh and the map location showing next to this is totally wrong. It's in Auckland, not Wellington.
Written 7 October 2012
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,775 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Waitematā Harbour which has the Auckland Harbour Bridge cross over it, is also known as the Auckland Harbour and is a very pretty harbour.

Waitematā Harbour connects the main port and the city waterfront to the Hauraki Gulf and the Pacific Ocean.

We enjoyed the great 360 degree views when we travelled on Fuller's Ferry to the beautiful island of Waiheike.
Written 7 December 2017
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Jeremy P
Auckland, New Zealand462 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013
The harbour provides the perfect backdrop to your views around the city or it can be the feature of any beach visit along Tamaki Drive or any of the inner North Shore beaches. Often covered in yachts the harbour is always changing and the harbour bridge stands centre stage across it.
Written 30 January 2013
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PegJohnston
Kemah, TX214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Seeing the harbor aboard a sail boat was a great experience. Unfortunately there were none of the famous Aukland gales blowing so we drifted more than sailed but it was still enjoyable!
Written 15 October 2012
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AucklandOlive
auckland19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012
It is a beautiful harbor which has the luck to be sheltered (mostly) by the Hauraki Gulf. It's a shame there is not more transport on it, like there is in Sydney. You usually see someone sailing.
Written 17 August 2012
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Caroline T
Auckland Central, New Zealand64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Nice trip around the Auckland Harbour with free muffin, tea or drink. Trip for all ages. Commentary about the history of places could have been a bit more fun which would’ve intrigued me and would’ve kept me engaged. For most couples on board that day it was like being on the titanic and taking many photos on the top deck like jack & rose at the front of the boat. Romantic outing for couples.
Written 1 April 2018
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK2,614 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Beautiful harbour with fantastic views of the Auckland skyline and at the top end views of Auckland harbour bridge. Pleasant walk with an abundance of bars and restaurants to cater for most tastes and budget from fish and chips to fine dining. Well worth a visit and have a drink and watch the world go by.
Written 21 December 2017
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DJS1950
Ottawa, Canada459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
Harbour is a great place to walk and a jumping off for Ferries, tours, adventure etc.

There are restaurants all along the way and the harbour stretches for a long distance for Britomart to Silo Park.

Lots of bars and restaurants along the way and places for the kids to play
Written 4 March 2017
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