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“Relaxing boat trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise

Fullers Auckland Harbour Cruise
Downtown Ferry Terminal | Quay Street, Auckland, New Zealand
09 367 9111
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$33*
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Ranked #47 of 157 Activities in Auckland
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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CONCORD
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61 attraction reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Relaxing boat trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I took the 90 minute tour with my family and it was a good way to spend about 90 minutes. I bought the tickets from the Fullers kiosk and it also included a round trip ticket to Devenport. The cruise was very simple and stopped at Rangitoto Island for about ten minutes, which is not enough time to visit the Island but did provide for some good photos of the surroundings. The boat also passed by some of the boats of the NZ Navy along with a close up view of the Auckland bridge before swinging by the wharf area and then returning to dock. Along the way, you can enjoy a free muffin and coffee/tea.

If you have the time, take the visit to Devenport since it is a a nice area and take the walk to the lookout area for some terrific views of Rangitoto Island and Auckland.

Between the two, you can definitely spend a relaxing afternoon and enjoy.

Visited August 2013
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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211 reviews 211 reviews
95 attraction reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Great way to see Auckland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The 1.5 hour cruise is a good way to see Auckland from the water. However, I wish the seating on the first deck was better so that it wasn’t the bench/picnic style seating (hello I’m wanting to see the sights not have food!) as it wasn't conducive to seeing the sights/taking photos. It didn’t help either when folk stood in front of you because you were over a metre away from the side of the boat!

Visited July 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“Ok, could have gone in a little closer to shore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We went on the 1.5 hour cruise to get a feeling for the Auckland harbour. Nicely kept boat, however they could improve the upstairs sitting area, it is bench seats that are not really in reach of rails etc should the boat lurch and not comfortable to sit on for very long. Having been on the Sydney harbour cruise I feel this cruise could be improved if the company deleted the 10 minute stop to Rangitoto Island, not really worth the trouble of getting off. It's basically a bush area, and used that time to go in closer to the shore areas like Kohimarama, Mission Bay and Deveonport so you can see the housing and buildings. It was all too far away to see from the boat. Going under the harbour bridge was cool. Nice touch to get a cup of tea on the cruise.

Visited July 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Starlight Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Went for a cruise on the ferry after our dinner one night in Auckland and what an amazing ride, very professional and caring crew members who take the time to speak to you and make your experience special. The boat was well maintained and clean, crew looked very professional and were obviously highly skilled. Would do this again in a heartbeat!

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Was worth the money and the audio was informative. I would recommend this cruise as it gives a good perspective of the inner harbour and how spread out Auckland is. There were only 12 people on the boat (low season). They offer a complimentary coffee (instant) & biscuit/cake, suggest you get your own before going onboard.

Visited May 2013
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