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Cruise Port Review
Auckland, New Zealand

Pictorial Tour

by Jim Howard

Auckland at Dark

Auckland is known locally and internationally as The City of Sails. More than 80,000 pleasure boats are owned privately within the Auckland region equating to approximately one boat per 11 Aucklanderís.

Situated on the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour, friendly Auckland with a population of over one million, is New Zealandís largest city, and is the gateway for both sea and air travel.

View from the BridgePort of Aucklandís cruise terminal, located in downtown Auckland, is in walking distance of shops, restaurants, and international hotels.

With an efficient international airport and first class hotels close to the port, the Port of Auckland offers New Zealand a natural fly cruise hub port and the gateway to the South Pacific rim area.

New Zealandís oldest and most spectacular sailing regatta, the Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, is held annually in this vibrant city on the last Monday in January. And from October 1999 to March 2000, the Americaís Cup - the most talked about yacht race in the world, your chance to witness some of the most technologically advanced, emotionally charged yacht racing ever seen.

To get an instant impression of what Auckland can offer you, view the city from the top of the Sky Tower. The 328 metre or 1082 foot Sky Tower will hit you with a panorama that only high flying seagulls usually enjoy. The ride up in the glass fronted elevators is a awesome experience.

Take the Auckland Photo Tour by clicking on the following links. Use your BACK button to return to view other photos:

Aerial View with the Queen Elizabeth 2 at the Passenger Terminal
Sidewalk Cafe at the Cruise Port
Another Cafe at the Cruise Port
Ship Docked at the Cruise Port
Another view of a Ship Docked at the Cruise Port
P&O Line's Oriana Docked at the Cruise Port
Another view of Oriana Docked at the Cruise Port

Port Facts

Harbour open and operational: 24 hours.
Passenger Terminal: Yes
Berth Length: 366 metres.
Maximum Draught: 11.5 metres.
Tidal Variation: 1.6 metres Neap / 3.6 metres Spring
Distance to City: 500 metres
International Airport: 12 Km.


Jim Howard is the Manager of Wharves at:

Ports of Auckland Limited
PO Box 2353
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: 64 9 309 1235
Fax: 64 9 367 5459

We thank Jim for this great information! He can be reached for questions or comment at: j_howard@poal.co.nz.

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