Local Connections: National Maritime Museum & Harbour Cruise

Local Connections: National Maritime Museum & Harbour Cruise

4 hours | Auckland | A K L - 2 4 0
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$ 99.95
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Points of Interest

  • Auckland Museums
  • Auckland Harbour and Islands
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
  • North Shore
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Discover why Auckland is described as the City of Sails on a day spent exploring its maritime heritage beginning with a guided tour of the New Zealand National Maritime Museum set on Auckland's Viaduct Harbour, built to support the America's Cup Regattas of 1999 and 2003. Once inside the museum, you'll browse the galleries and exhibits detailing the inspirational stories and epic voyages that have shaped the nautical history of New Zealand from the earliest Polynesian settlers right through to today's yachting prowess. An extensive collection of models, photographs, books, drawings and artifacts is displayed in celebration of the country's seafaring identity. Round out the day with a harbour cruise, sailing through Waitemata Harbour to Westhaven, the main mooring of Auckland's luxury yachts, and sail past the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Be prepared, as you may have the opportunity to help pull up the sails and even steer the vessel yourself!

Special Notes:

Note: Motorcoach portion of the tour operates with a driver/guide. Walk approximately 5-10 minutes back to the ship's berth.
Guests must be able to walk up 4 steps to board the vessel. Toilets may not be available onboard. Tour does not operate on Mondays.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for city sights tour with a photo stop at a scenic viewpoint

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 01:50
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour of New Zealand Maritime Museum

Transport type: Walking
Travel time: 00:10
Time at site: 01:00
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Walking distance: 100
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes

Cruise on Waitemata Harbor

Transport type: Sail Boat
Time at site: 00:45
Inside visit: No
Walking distance: 15
Steps: 4
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Walk back to your ship

Transport type: Walking
Travel time: 00:15
Walking distance: 300