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Viaduct Harbour Tours and Activities

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Viaduct Harbour
Whether you’re embarking on a short day cruise from the marina or enjoying the vibrant nightlife, Viaduct Harbour is an energetic entertainment hub right on the Auckland waterfront. The harbor is best known for its food: there are more than 20 cafés, restaurants, and bars, almost all of them easily found on the harbor’s pedestrian mall.
 
The Basics
In the 1990s, Viaduct Harbour was transformed from an underloved port to a bustling, America’s Cup–hosting luxury entertainment district right in the heart of Auckland. The pedestrian mall that runs around the harbor is lined with high-end apartments, and restaurants, cafés, and bars thrive on the ground floor. From quiet little coffee shops, family restaurants, and fine dining restaurants run by celebrated chefs to pubs, bars, and clubs that are open late into the night, there’s plenty on offer. Theater lovers can take in a show at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, home to the Auckland Theatre Company. You can even stay on the harbor, at one of several luxury hotels and apartment complexes located on or near the waterfront.

Viaduct Harbour is also a regular departure point for boat tours out into the harbor and the Hauraki Gulf. It’s also the home of the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa, which tells New Zealand’s maritime history through exhibitions and several impressively restored historical boats.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Viaduct Harbour is a lovely stop for all first-time visitors to Auckland.
  • If you fancy a swim or a workout, you can pay a visit to the century-old public Tepid Baths, located on Customs Street West.
 
How to Get There
If you’re in the Auckland CBD, Viaduct Harbour is just a short walk from the end of Queen Street—just turn left at Quay Street and keep walking. Britomart Train and Bus Station and the Downtown Ferry Terminal are all just a quick stroll down Quay Street, too. If you’re driving, take the appropriate exits off the motorway: exit at Nelson Street from the Southern Motorway or at Fanshawe Street from the Northern Motorway. There are three parking lots near the harbor.

When to Get There
There’s no bad time to visit Viaduct Harbour—a number of cafés are open from the early morning, bars are often open late, and most restaurants serve in between. Try and visit in summer or fall to make the most of the harbor views and outdoor dining.
 
Best Views of Auckland Harbour and the Harbour Bridge
There are multiple lookout points around Viaduct Harbour, but most of them offer views of only the viaduct itself. Head to the end of Princes Wharf, right next to Viaduct Harbour, for views across the water to Devonport, with the Harbour Bridge in the distance to the west.
Address: Viaduct Harbour, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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18 Tours and Activities to Experience Viaduct Harbour

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Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

Auckland Dolphin and Whale Watching Eco-Safari Cruise

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Cruise the waters of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park in search of whales, dolphins and penguins on a half-day tour from Auckland. You’ll board a spacious catamaran at Viaduct Harbour and hear expert guides share informative commentary about New Zealand’s natural wonders. During the whale and dolphin safari, keep an eye out for six types of whales that frequent these waters, as well as seabirds such as Australasian gannets, petrels and terns.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience

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Enjoy time aboard a sailing yacht on Waitemata Harbour. Your Auckland cruise sets sail from Viaduct Harbour, passing the Auckland Bridge, Westhaven Marina, and Devonport while you listen to informative commentary on the sights. Relax as you take in the views or help the crew sail the vessel—it’s up to you.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Half-day Discover Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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Take in the highlights of New Zealand’s largest city on this half-day tour of Auckland and benefit from an expert guide and small group size. Admire views of Auckland Harbour and drive over the Harbour Bridge; gaze out over the city from the top of Mt Eden; visit K Road, the Auckland Domain, and the Mission Bay beaches; and explore atmospheric neighborhoods such as Parnell, Ponsonby, and Northcote Point.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
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The Classic: our most popular electric bike tour of Auckland's Highlights

The Classic: our most popular electric bike tour of Auckland's Highlights

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Enjoy cycling around Auckland without all the effort in the hilly city, on an electric bike tour. Travelers with varying levels of fitness and cycling experience can ride together, making this a great family trip. You will be fitted with a headset so you can listen to your guide’s commentary as you cycle around the city and learn something new.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Panoramic Auckland Night Tours

Panoramic Auckland Night Tours

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Whether you’re looking for Auckland’s hottest nightlife spot or you just want some stunning photos of the city skyline after dark, this tour is designed for you. Start your evening with some sightseeing at sunset – travel to the top of Mount Eden, one of the highest summits in Auckland, and gaze over the Hauraki Gulf from Bastion Point. Later, explore the bustling Britomart and Viaduct Harbor areas with your guide, getting personalized recommendations for bustling bars and tantalizing restaurants to visit after your tour.
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  • 3 hours
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Amazing Private Auckland Sights Tour

Amazing Private Auckland Sights Tour

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Enjoy a convenient half-day (3.5 hours) private tour for your group of up to 9 people. This tour is designed for travellers with just a short time in the City. "See twice as much in half the time" as your local kiwi guide shows you what makes the ‘City of Sails’ so special. Enjoy panoramic views, see volcanoes and learn about Maori culture. Gain local knowledge on the best shopping, cuisine and hangouts while covering the best sights with plenty of stops for photos. We can tailor the 3.5 hours to suit your personal preferences, likes and dislikes. We can also pick up and drop you off when it suits you, and where it suits you.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland City Tour with Spanish guide

Auckland City Tour with Spanish guide

Our team lives in this amazing country for many years. We will give you a dynamic and entertaining perspective of its people, geography and culture. With modern and comfortable vehicles we tour the city of Auckland and the most attractive tourist circuits of the North Island. If you have a different travel plan or special requirements we can advise you by designing programs that fit different travel alternatives and budgets, including accommodation and attractions.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Discover Auckland City Sightseeing (Day Tour)

Discover Auckland City Sightseeing (Day Tour)

We will take you to Auckland's most visited places. We will arrange flexible pick up for you. Travel you around according to your plan or to places listed in your package. No Rush Service until reasonable hours. You will be visiting Auckland in company's private vehicle. Driver / Guide will be traveling you around, Let him know if you have your plan for trip. Book now for Easy , Flexible & enjoyable tour (:
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  • 5 hours
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Auckland Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

Auckland Waterfront Guided Bike Tour

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Pedal along Auckland's scenic waterfront during this bike tour, with your choice of morning or afternoon departure. Leave Auckland's bustling city center and head for the quaint seaside village of Mission Bay, riding on cycle paths past golden sandy beaches en route. Relax on the beach while taking in the salty air and sunshine before following your cycling guide back the way you came. Use of bicycle and helmet is included on this small-group tour of 10 guests.
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  • 3 hours
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Auckland City Sightseeing by hourly booking

Auckland City Sightseeing by hourly booking

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Five stars rated service at google (Brightlane nz) and passengers may choose their own travel plans, our experienced professional chauffeur will take you around Auckland city and beautiful beaches, mountains, cafes and vineyards. Luxury vehicles, friendly chauffeur makes you happy trip
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Auckland's heritage wine region & City Tours

Auckland's heritage wine region & City Tours

Five stars rated service at google (Brightlane nz) and luxury business class vehicles for all transfers & tours, we offer friendly chauffeur service to our valuable customers to make happy holiday trip. Your choice of travel plans and we follow your schedule and instructions, experienced chauffeur explains to each places .
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

Auckland City Sightseeing Tour

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There’s so much to see in the heart of New Zealand's largest city that it’s hard to know where to start. This half-day tour fits in as much as possible, visiting fantastic vista points, beautiful beaches, atmospheric neighborhoods, and the downtown shopping areas. Choose from morning or afternoon tour/activity. Please bring your cameras ready for taking photos and videos. Includes: Attraction Tickets Included Pickup and drop off in Auckland central Transport by air conditioned private deluxe van Hotel pick up is offered (inner city hotels only) Free Wifi on deluxe van. Supplementary of drinks and snacks on board Friendly driver,local, and experience Tour Guide Private Transportation Additional Informations: Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Travelling children must be accompanied by adults. Private Tour/ Small Group Tour. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers. Duration: 4 to 4.5 (approximately)
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland City Tour

Auckland City Tour

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There’s so much to see in the heart of New Zealand's largest city that it’s hard to know where to start. This half-day tour fits in as much as possible, visiting fantastic vista points, beautiful beaches, atmospheric neighborhoods, and the downtown shopping areas. Choose from morning or afternoon tour/activity. Please bring your cameras ready for taking photos and videos. Includes: Attraction Tickets Included Pickup and drop off in Auckland central Transport by air conditioned private deluxe van Hotel pick up is offered (inner city hotels only) Free Wifi on deluxe van. Supplementary of drinks and snacks on board Friendly driver,local, and experience Tour Guide Private Transportation Additional Informations: Confirmation will be received at time of booking. Travelling children must be accompanied by adults. Private Tour/ Small Group Tour. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers. Duration: 4 to 4.5 (approximately)
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  • 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
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E-Scooter Tours New Zealand - Auckland Sea To Summit Tour.

E-Scooter Tours New Zealand - Auckland Sea To Summit Tour.

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Experience some of Auckland's best and most beautiful attractions in an unforgettable way. ​Your guide will let you in on some history, some stories, some recommendations, and some must do's. Beginning in Westhaven Marina, we weave our way through the city, past the America's Cup Village, Super Yacht Marina, and the Waitemata Harbour waterfront. Leaving the busyness behind, we find ourselves surrounded by greenery and bird life within the beautiful Auckland Domain. Then, a quick ascent to the summit of a Volcano! We stop for a break whilst enjoying 360 degree views of the greater Auckland region. Slowly we make our way back down to earth, through some seriously cute historic streets, before stopping at the amazing Pink Cycle Way. Grab a quick photo, then it's back to the start/finish line. A content rich experience, touching on the many attractions the city offers, so you can see and feel what more you wish to see during your time here.
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  • 3 hours
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E-Scooter Tours New Zealand - Waterfront Cruise Tour.

E-Scooter Tours New Zealand - Waterfront Cruise Tour.

Auckland is blessed to have one of the most beautiful harbours in the world, and some fantastic yachts and boats sailing it. Join your guide kiwi guide through Westhaven & Viaduct Marinas, learning about past and future development, whilst seeing some amazing ships as they come and go. Beginning in Westhaven Marina, we weave our way through the city, past the America's Cup Village, Super Yacht Marina, and the Waitemata Harbour waterfront. Silo Park is also a welcome attraction, with great public spaces, restaurants and bars, your guide will inform you on where to go for lunch, dinner or beyond. Designed for those wanting a flat ride, on easy wide pathways, whether your boat & ocean mad, or simply wish to see a fantastic part of Auckland in a quick and relaxed way. Please allow for a maximum time of 2 hours. This tour, has an average run time of 1.5 hours, however if you're pushed for time or want for longer, please contact us for a condensed/extended route option.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Auckland Guided Half Day Walking Tour - 3 - 3.5 HOURS

Auckland Guided Half Day Walking Tour - 3 - 3.5 HOURS

Discover the fascinating jewels of Auckland on a 3 - 3.5 hour walking tour of Auckland's past and present historical and cultural highlights. Wander the cobblestone streets and the narrow lanes as your highly knowledgeable local guide unfolds 2 centuries of Auckland's architectural legacy from Classical, Renaissance, Gothic to Baroque. Learn Auckland's early history from the arrival of Maori to the first colonial European settlers. This unique tour by multi-award winning tour company is an intimate experience and photographer's delight. - Guided walking tour of Auckland City's highlights as you learn of Auckland's historical past. - Enjoy an easy-paced walk; suitable for most fitness levels - Learn about pre-European Auckland and the legacy of the founding fathers - Marvel at Auckland's unique architecture and the Historic Category 1 protected buildings -A highly personal tour from an expert local guide(including audio headsets) so you're guaranteed to hear your guide clearly
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Auckland Shore Excursion Guided Half Day Walking Tour - 3 - 3.5 HOURS

Auckland Shore Excursion Guided Half Day Walking Tour - 3 - 3.5 HOURS

Discover the fascinating jewels of Auckland on a 3 - 3.5 hour walking tour of Auckland's past and present historical and cultural highlights. Wander the cobblestone streets and the narrow lanes as your highly knowledgeable local guide unfolds 2 centuries of Auckland's architectural legacy from Classical, Renaissance, Gothic to Baroque. Learn Auckland's early history from the arrival of Maori to the first colonial European settlers. This unique tour by multi-award winning tour company is an intimate experience and photographer's delight. - Guided walking tour of Auckland City's highlights as you learn of Auckland's historical past. - Enjoy an easy-paced walk; suitable for most fitness levels - Learn about pre-European Auckland and the legacy of the founding fathers - Marvel at Auckland's unique architecture and the Historic Category 1 protected buildings -A highly personal tour from an expert local guide (including audio headsets) so you're guaranteed to hear you guide clearly
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The Easy Rider: a relaxed electric bike tour ride along Auckland's Waterfront

The Easy Rider: a relaxed electric bike tour ride along Auckland's Waterfront

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Auckland’s waterfront is an ideal destination for cycling, as it’s mostly flat and very scenic. Cover a lot of ground, learn about what you’re seeing, and avoid getting lost on this easy cycle tour. You don’t have to be super athletic as electric bikes make cycling easy, meaning you can focus on checking out the sights. Admire the views of Mission Bay, the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland Harbour Bridge, and more. This is an ideal tour for travelers who haven’t ridden in a while, or for mixed-ability groups.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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