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“One of the World's Great Harbours”
Review of Waitemata Harbour

Waitemata Harbour
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Auckland Harbour Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #189 of 491 things to do in Auckland
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Owner description: Take a cruise of this spectacular harbor via catamaran, ferry, launch or yacht.
Reviewed May 16, 2012

If you are commuting or playing the Waitemata Harbour is one of Aucklands treasures (Not Wellington's as per the attached map!) One of the reasons Auckland is called the City of Sails. We viewed the departure of tis years Volvo Ocean Race from a grandstand position from the deck of a Fullers Ferry on the way to Waiheke Island - literally hundreds if not thousands of craft of every description. The Explorenz vessels will take you out to see whales, Orcas and dolphins and if on a particular day you see none - quite rare - they give you a free rain check to go again until you do. Even without the marine animals it is still a great and informative day out and a lot of the crew are there as part of their university studies in marine sciences.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I have lived in Auckland for over 30 years and I never tire of the view of the Waitemata Harbour as I cross the harbour bridge. Many boat trips are available to the islands offshore. The sandy beaches are plentiful with sailing, boating and swimming opportunities.

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Reviewed January 23, 2012

Take a day out on the harbor - you won't be disappointed. Many options from large sail yachts to ferries.

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Reviewed January 19, 2012

A beautiful harbour with Rangitoto smack in the middle of it. On a fine day with the sun out, Waitemata Harbour is glorious.

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Fishing, sailing, sight viewing - you can do a lot of things here. There are several small tour boats now sailing around Waitemata Harbour - you can find them at Viaduct Harbour

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