Waitemata Harbour Highlights
for Auckland's latest Sightseeing, Tours, Attractions & Events
Built on a narrow isthmus, Auckland actually boasts two harbours.
The Manuakau is the south-western harbour, while the main more attractive
body of water is the Waitemata.
the downtown area of Auckland you can catch numerous ferry services
that will take you around the Waitemata - one of the world's most
are several main islands in the Waitemata Harbour and neighbouring
Hauraki Gulf and they are great for day trips.
Island, where you can visit art studios, wineries or just enjoy
some spectacular scenery, take a ferry trip and explore the extinct
volcano of Rangitoto,
which provides great opportunities for walks and if you are reasonably
fit you can climb to the top for a truly unforgettable view.
a few minutes away from downtown Auckland by regular ferry service
is the lovely harbourside village of Devonport.
Swim at the pleasant beach there, stroll around the peaceful atmosphere
or indulge in a bit of retail therapy at some classy boutique stores.
for a different view of Auckland and its beautiful harbour take
a deep breath and take a tour
to climb the Auckland Harbour Bridge.