Local Connections: National Maritime Museum & Harbour Cruise

4 hours | Auckland | A K L - 2 4 0
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Points of Interest

  • Auckland Museums
  • Auckland Harbour and Islands
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • North Shore
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

New Zealand Maritime Museum
A popular fixture on Hobson Wharf at the heart of Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, this exceptional museum presents, preserves and celebrates the bond between New Zealand and the ocean. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll browse the galleries and exhibits detailing the inspirational stories and epic voyages that have shaped the nautical history of New Zealand from the earliest Polynesian settlers right through to today's yachting prowess. An extensive collection of models, photographs, books, drawings and artifacts is displayed in celebration of the country's seafaring identity.

Waitemata Harbour Cruise
Set sail on a heritage vessel on a 45-minute cruise on the sparkling waters of Waitemata Harbour. You'll pass Westhaven, the main mooring of Auckland's luxury yachts, the Auckland Harbour Bridge, and the inner harbor. Take in beautiful views of Auckland's cityscape and Sky Tower from this unique vantage point. Be prepared, as you may have the opportunity to help pull up the sails and even steer the vessel yourself!

What you will see along the way:
Relax on a comfortable, two-hour motorcoach drive through Auckland's lovely downtown area. Note the contrast between the city's modern structures and the restored Victorian buildings in the suburbs. Your drive takes you through Parnell Village, featuring trendy shops, boutiques and an exceptional collection of art galleries in restored colonial-era buildings. Continue past Auckland Domain, home of beautiful manicured gardens and the stately Auckland War Memorial Museum, and travel across the Auckland Harbour Bridge for picturesque views.

Photo Opportunity:
During your city driving tour, the motorcoach will stop so that you can take photos from a scenic viewpoint.

Special Notes:

Motorcoach portion of the tour operates with a driver/guide. Walk approximately 5 minutes back to the ship's berth.
Guests must be able to walk up 4 steps to board the vessel. Toilets may not be available onboard

Child Price:

12 years and under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for city sights tour with a photo stop at a scenic viewpoint

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:50
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of New Zealand Maritime Museum

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Cruise on Waitemata Harbor

Transport type:
Sail Boat
Transport Capacity:
45
Time at site:
00:45
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
15
Steps:
4
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walk back to your ship

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Walking distance:
300