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Viaduct Harbour

Day or night, this modern marina precinct is a great spot to dine along the waterfront, attend yachting events and learn about the region’s maritime heritage.

Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour is the city’s chic waterfront entertainment precinct. Spend a day wandering around the marina checking out super yachts, cruising the harbour on a pleasure craft trip or plunging into the fascinating history of the North Island’s seafarers at a museum. Experience some of Auckland’s finest dining at the waterfront restaurants or meet friends and chill out in atmospheric bars, watching the city light up at nightfall.

Mornings at Viaduct Harbour are best enjoyed with a stroll along the waterfront and around the marina’s piers. Savour the morning stillness of the water and look at the yachts moored in the marina’s 150 berths. Pick a café to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the city stir into life.

From Viaduct Harbour, join a sailing charter or tranquil harbour cruise. Sign up to help crew an America’s Cup sailing yacht or head out into the Hauraki Gulf to spot seabirds, whales and dolphins on a marine science research vessel. See some of the super yachts in action at one of the exciting yacht-racing events based at the Viaduct Harbour.

Don’t miss a trip to the New Zealand National Maritime Museum, an expansive historical museum situated on a pier. Examine replica Maori voyaging canoes and learn about 19th-century European ships at this museum. Find out about the whaling industry and go for a sail around the harbour in a heritage yacht or a little tugboat.

Whether you’re dressing up for a date or catching up with friends over a casual meal, Viaduct Harbour’s restaurants have plenty of dining options to suit your tastes. Dine at some of Auckland’s best restaurants or enjoy a local New Zealand wine at one of the waterfront bars. Make the most of the precinct’s accommodation options and wake up to magnificent harbour views.

Viaduct Harbour is located where Auckland CBD meets the water. It is a 10-minute walk from the Britomart Transport Centre and the Auckland Ferry Terminal. Buses stop on the precinct’s adjacent streets. The precinct is open at any time and free to enter.


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Lodging Near Viaduct Harbour

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$124
Cordis Auckland - formerly The Langham

Cordis Auckland - formerly The Langham

83 Symonds Street, Box 2771, Auckland
4.7
of 5, from 5,538 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This stylish hotel is within 1 km (0.6 mi) of Aotea Centre, City Hall, Albert Park, and the University of Auckland.

$129
Grand Millennium Auckland

Grand Millennium Auckland

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
4.5
of 5, from 6,324 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Connected to Aotea Centre, this atrium-style hotel is also just a few blocks from the nightlife and cafés of Karangahape Road, and 500 meters from city center shops and entertainment, where you can enjoy the arts, musical performances and theatre.

$157
Stamford Plaza Auckland

Stamford Plaza Auckland

22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland
4.6
of 5, from 6,977 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in vibrant downtown Auckland, this 5-star hotel is a 5-minute stroll from the shops and cafes of the city's iconic Queen Street. Sky Tower and University of Auckland are also within 15 minutes.

$174
Skycity Hotel

Skycity Hotel

Corner Victoria and Federal Streets, Auckland
4.4
of 5, from 2,735 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from SkyCity Casino and Sky Tower. Queen Street Shopping District and Auckland Town Hall are also within 10 minutes.

$146
M Social Auckland

M Social Auckland

196-200 Quay Street, Auckland
4.6
of 5, from 33 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Princes Warf Visitor Information Centre, New Zealand National Maritime Museum, and Auckland Ferry Terminal. Princes Wharf and Britomart Transport Centre are also within 5 minutes.

$241
Hilton Auckland

Hilton Auckland

Princes Wharf 147 Quay Street, Auckland
4.6
of 5, from 1,367 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

The Hilton Auckland is at the end of Prince’s Wharf in Waitemata Harbor, 15 minutes’ walk from the central business district, the casino and tower at Skycity, and shopping on Queen Street. Britomart Train Station and the ferry terminals are less than 10 minutes on foot.

$106
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City

1 Hobson Street, Auckland
3.8
of 5, from 1,771 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Auckland Central Business District, this eco-friendly apartment is within a 10-minute walk of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sky Tower, and Queen Street Shopping District. University of Auckland and Auckland Town Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$128
Rydges Auckland

Rydges Auckland

59 Federal Street Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland
4.4
of 5, from 2,172 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Auckland, this stylish, modern hotel is 1 block from the Sky Tower and 3 blocks from Queen Street shopping. Albert Park and Viaduct Harbour are within 0.6 km (0.4 mi).