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.