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Address: Z Pier Westhaven Marina | Westhaven drive, Auckland, New Zealand
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Our large group was picked up at the Parakai Wharf just outside Helensville, and enjoyed about a three-hour round trip through the waterways and into the Kaipara Harbour. A... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our large group was picked up at the Parakai Wharf just outside Helensville, and enjoyed about a three-hour round trip through the waterways and into the Kaipara Harbour. A substantial lunch was provided for us all plus tea / coffee and cake. The commentary was excellent and covered highlights of the history of this interesting area. Climb up to the... More 

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Hampshire, Uk
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82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We went as a family, 3 adults & 2 children over the Christmas holidays. The weather was overcast and started raining halfway through the cruise so we retreated inside but this is not the best place to be to see the scenery as you will mainly just see the mangroves. We started out sitting in the front deck, the captain... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

An informative cruise from Port Albert to Batley, along several rivers leading into the Kaipara Harbour, reputed to be one of the largest harbour coastline in the Southern Hemisphere. From the welcome upon boarding the boat to leaving we couldn't find any fault. To See Aitu Farm Park, Batley House, Tinopai, and other spots from the water was well worth... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2016

A Kaipara Harbour cruise was one of the items on the bucket list of my wife and I. The Kaipara is reputed to be the largest harbor in the southern hemisphere with a coastline of some 3,200 km. It is a very tidal harbor with a rich history involving local Maori tribes and early European settlers in New Zealand. The... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had a wonderful day. Went up to Port Albert by coach and boarded the Kewpie Too. The trip took 6 hours but we enjoyed every minute of it. The skipper gave a detailed commentary all the way down the harbour. The crew (Sam) was very obliging and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a 10 hour round trip from Helensville to Dargaville by boat, with a coach ride return to Helensville. It's a big day, but well worth the effort. I think it only runs in summer... The Kaipara is one of the largest harbours in the world covering 947 square kilometres at high tide (Wikipedia). The onboard commentary was excellent,... More 

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