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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

102 hotels near Waitemata Harbour

1 SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

5 stars
4.7 / 5 136 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

2 SKYCITY Hotel Auckland

4 stars
4.6 / 5 225 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

3 Crowne Plaza AUCKLAND

4 stars
4.6 / 5 24 reviews

128 Albert Street,PO Box 6841 Map

Crowne Plaza AUCKLAND offers comfortable accommodation and modern facilities ideal for corporate travellers, families and holidaymakers. Local attractions include Sky Tower, Town Hall and Flight... More

4 Park Regis Auckland

3 stars
4.0 / 5 93 reviews

56-80 Queen Street Map

Boasting a great location that is just a few minutes away from Viaduct Harbour, ferry terminals and entertainment venues, Park Regis Auckland is an ideal place for an enjoyable holiday. Vulcan... More

5 Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour

5 stars
4.3 / 5 18 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

6 CityLife Auckland A Heritage Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 53 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 Nomads Auckland

4 stars
3.6 / 5 7 reviews

16 20 Fort Street Map

Being a beautiful heritage building, the Nomads Auckland Backpackers Hostel offers superb location and superior amenities for a pleasant and wonderful stay in Auckland. General Recreational... More

9 Econo Lodge City Central

2 stars
3.2 / 5 12 reviews

37 Wellesley Street Map

Econo Lodge City Central Auckland makes for a convenient base with affordable accommodations set in the heart of the city. The location of the hotel places holidaymakers in the centre of action in... More

10 Heritage Hotel Auckland (The)

4 stars
4.6 / 5 19 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