Friday, August 27, 2010

Auckland Harbour Attractions

Auckland City Sky Tower AttractionAuckland Harbour has many attractions, both within the Hauraki Gulf harbour and beyond. Perhaps check with your Auckland Harbour Cruise charter company, what island visits, scenic views, guided tours, city visits, and if City Hotel or Motel accommodation is included. In addition to boat and sailing cruises, there are also many guided walking tours to consider, on the harbor's inner and outer islands. This includes Rangitoto, Waiheke, Motutapu, and Great Barrier Islands, which offer vineyard tours, beach strolls, nature trails, and other related treks. Of course their are also land based attractions not far from the harbour. This includes the Viaduct, Marina, Sky Tower Casino, Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Adventure on Tamaki Drive (Google Street View), Aotea Centre, Queen Street (info site), local beaches, and more. Image of Sky Tower in Auckland City by Watford.

Street View of Tamaki Drive along Auckland's Waterfront - Take a "Walk"

Auckland Harbour Attractions Online Sites

Virtual Tourist Com ( (Under Auckland Things to Do)
Read reviews, tips and view photo's submitted from visitors to the destinations. There are many categories within Auckland Cit or Harbour to review, including the Viaduct basin (Home to team New Zealand for the America's cup, restaurants, and apartments), The Harbour Bridge (perhaps climb or bungy jump). Also reviews on Devenport (Home of new Zealand Naval Base), Rangitoto Island (volcanic trek), and other attractions - tamaki drive (The "Waterfront"), Auckland's Zoo, Museum, Art Gallery, Albert park, Aotea Centre, and more.

AA Travel NZ ( (NZ Auckland Section)
Well known NZ travel company has an attractive and informative section of pages relating to various Auckland destinations for visiting. This includes parks and reserves, underwater Kelly Tarlton's, and transport (e.g. the Explorer Bus). The site has informative links to maps, information, and company web sites. Visit many other travel NZ related information, accommodation, and attractions within their website.

New Zealand Explorer (
The North island Auckland section has information, bookings, and links relating to Auckland Harbour Cruises - Sailing, water sport, water tours, whale and dolphin, "Coffee" and lunch cruises. Also surfing lessons, bunging jumping, and underwater entry tickets for the Antarctic encounter - Kelly Tarlton's. Also links to many other New Zealand regions, hotels, car rental, bed and breakfast, restaurants, health resorts, and general accommodation and travel information and categories

Video of French Couple Chatting at Viaduct Harbour Marina

First Light Travel ( (Auckland Activities)
Reviews activities relating to kayaking, sailing, surfing, walking, sailing, adventure, group tours, and more. Includes regions, accommodation, travel insurance, and general information. Also information on Waiheke Island, Great Barrier Island tours (e.g. native flora and fauna, Port Fitzroy harbour), Coromandel Peninsula day tour, harbour bridge bungy jumping, sky jumping, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner harbour cruises.

Auckland NZ ( ("Things to Do" in Auckland)
The landing web site page displays 50 attractive images, and a map with place markers of the Auckland region. Clicking on the images and place markers describes the destination with links to further information. For example view, after clicking, information about Auckland bungy jumping, whale and dolphin safari, sailing NZ -America's cup, Rangitoto Island ferry tour, beach horse rides, Auckland regional parks, dinner cruise, and much more. Visit shopping, food and wine, tours, golf and more information including the Auckland guide to download or view online.


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