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Waitemata Harbour

Sometimes referred to as Auckland Harbour, Waitemata Harbour is one of New Zealand's busiest locations. It connects the beautiful Auckland waterfront and main port with the Hauraki Gulf and Pacific Ocean. The Harbour Bridge is always teeming with activity, and beneath it seems to be an endless procession of watercraft, from the smallest yacht to the gigantic cruise liners. No surprise then that some of the world’s best sailing competitions are held here. Just across the way from Waitemata Harbour is the volcanic Rangitoto Island, a sanctuary for the local wildlife, and the historic seaside village of Devonport.

  • Go on a cruise on a sailboat, ferry, or yacht around Waitemata Harbour to take in the views of the islands, Auckland Harbour Bridge, Bean Rock Lighthouse, and other passing boats.
  • Take a ferry from the Ferry Terminal off of the harbour for pleasant day excursions to the neighbouring islands, such as Rangitoto, Great Barrier Island, and Waiheke, to explore more of the Auckland area.
  • Learn about New Zealand’s maritime history at the National Maritime Museum and its various historical and nautical artefacts and old sailing vessels.

Auckland Airport offers an easy transfer into the city centre on the bright-blue Airbus Express, and once in the city, getting around is equally straightforward with the bright-red City Link buses running throughout the day. Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront is a good place to catch a bus that will take passengers all through the CBD, along the main Queen Street, and to the Waitemata Harbour. Ferry services are one of the easiest ways to explore the harbour and the surrounding islands and destinations. Driving across the Auckland Harbour Bridge also offers a great perspective of the glittering harbour.

Hotels near Waitemata Harbour

105 hotels near Waitemata Harbour

1 BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland

3 stars
4.3 / 5 65 reviews

27-35 Victoria Street West Map

BEST WESTERN President Hotel Auckland provides quality accommodation for corporate and leisure travellers in Auckland. The hotel is located within walking distance from Sky Tower, which houses a... More

2 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 144 reviews

90 Federal Street Map

Offering stunning views and stylish and elegant accommodations, SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland provides an oasis of luxury in the heart of vibrant Auckland. While in the area, tourists should not... More

3 Heritage Hotel Auckland (The)

4 stars
4.7 / 5 20 reviews

35 Hobson Street Map

Reflecting the traditional style of the buildings famous past, while offering exceptional accommodation, Heritage Hotel Auckland is built to meet the exacting demands of the modern traveller. The... More

4 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 239 reviews

Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets Map

Modern and spacious, SKYCITY Hotel Auckland provides relaxing and stylish accommodations and access to a world-class casino, more than 20 restaurants, cafes and bars, theatre and live... More

5 Auckland City Oaks

4 stars
4.2 / 5 120 reviews

188 Hobson Street Map

Travellers looking to explore the vibrant city streets of Auckland find ideal base at the centrally located and lavish spaces of Auckland City Oaks Serviced Apartments Hotel. Besides discovering... More

6 CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 55 reviews

171 Queen Street Map

Stylish and sophisticated, CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel makes for an suitable retreat for discerning travellers on business trips or leisure vacations in the heart of Auckland. The hotel... More

7 Hotel DeBrett

5 stars
4.5 / 5 19 reviews

2 High Street Map

Travellers looking to explore Auckland find ideal base at the luxurious accommodations and central location of Hotel De Brett Auckland. This boutique hotel places vacationers within easy access to... More

8 Rydges Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 142 reviews

59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street Map

Offering contemporary accommodations in a city-centre location, Rydges Auckland invites business and leisure travellers for a luxury holiday experience in Auckland. From the hotel, tourists can... More

9 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5 stars
4.3 / 5 20 reviews

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue Map

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour (Formerly Lighter Quay Hotel) offers corporate guests and holidaymakers a luxurious base while visiting the City of Sails. While on an Auckland vacation,... More

10 The Sebel Quay West Auckland

4 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

8 Albert Street Map

Quay West Suites Auckland Hotel is a contemporary all-apartment haven offering lavish comforts set in a favourable CBD location. This luxury hotel in Auckland places corporate travellers within... More