Auckland Cruise Port

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 |
Auckland is growing in popularity as a cruise destination, and has several options for cruise ship docking. Princes Wharf Passenger Terminal is the main one of these, and Queen's Wharf is used as a secondary dock when needed. These are located right in the downtown area, right near the main drag of Queen Street and the Britomart transport centre.

 Auckland as seen from Princes Wharf
by Aidan Flickr Creative Commons

Auckland city offers many options to pass a day. The War Memorial Museum is located in the hilly park of the Auckland Domain and is New Zealand's most significant museum and collection. The Maritime Museum and trendy viaduct area of bars and restaurants is just around the corner from the cruise wharves. The Britomart precinct, mixing heritage buildings with modern ones, is a great place for coffee and people-watching, and around the Aotea Square halfway up Queen Street you will find the Aotea Centre with ballets, music shows and other entertainment, as well as iMax, New Zealand's largest movie screen.

Outside of the central city, there are many more things to see, so if you are embarking or disembarking in Auckland take some time to see the Waitakeres mountain range and the wild black sand beaches out west, or the sedate swimming beaches of the North Shore.

See here for cruises departing from Auckland and more information on the Auckland cruise terminals.

Author: Ryan Posa+

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