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Auckland Cruise Port

Located at the top end of New Zealand's North Island, Auckland is the country's largest and most cosmopolitan city. Sitting on an isthmus surrounded by volcanic hills, it offers a truly unique atmosphere. Often named one of the most livable cities in the world, you may find it hard to leave!

How to Get to Auckland

Your cruise ship will dock at Princes Wharf, which is in the center of downtown Auckland. As soon as you step off the ship, you'll be surrounded by shops and cafes and the city's main shopping district is just a 10-minute walk away.

One Day in Auckland

Start your day by visiting the observation deck at Auckland's Sky Tower, which reaches over 1,000 feet into the sky. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding area and step onto one of the glass floor panels for a view down to street level. If you're feeling adventurous, you can bungee jump off the Sky Deck, dropping more than 600 feet.

After you catch your breath, head to the Auckland Museum, which features interesting exhibits about local history and geography and New Zealand's original inhabitants, the Maori people. The Auckland War Memorial Museum, the National Maritime Museum and the Museum for Transport and Technology are also worth a visit for those hoping to learn more about New Zealand.

If you want to experience some of the local charm of Auckland, spend some time exploring the elegant Parnell neighborhood with its arty boutiques, lively cafes and the Parnell Rose Gardens. Or, visit the funky, quirky Ponsonby neighborhood, featuring a mix of historic villa, trendy nightclubs and designer boutiques. You might also head further afield to the small, 19th century village of Devonport located across the bay from Auckland.

For a more active day in Auckland, try walking to the top of volcanic Mt Eden, hiking through the lava fields on Rangitoto Island or taking the ferry to Waiheke Island, where you can enjoy beaches, water sports or even wine tasting.

Port Information

The official language is English and the local currency is the New Zealand dollar. ATMs and currency exchange offices are readily available. There is a visitor information center at Princes Wharf, which also offers internet access.

Tours & Tickets

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Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Auckland City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

See the sights when your ship is in port in Auckland and learn more about this beautiful ‘City of Sails’. You’ll tour the city center and its many bays on this ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.69

Auckland Shore Excusion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

While your ship is in port in Auckland, see the city sights, take a cruise under the Harbour Bridge and enjoy bird’s-eye views of Auckland from the Sky Tower. ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.40

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

When your ship is docked in Auckland, enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie-set shore excursion to Hobbiton. See where The Lord of ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $222.84

Auckland Shore Excursion: West Coast Wineries Tour

When your cruise ship docks in Auckland, don't miss the chance to taste a variety of New Zealand’s wines on a fun and informative winery tour. Visit two or ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.46

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Coast and Rainforest Tour

Explore New Zealand’s rugged west coast and rainforest when you’re in port in Auckland on a scenic and invigorating full-day shore excursion. You’ll see ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.04

Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbor Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting

Go sightseeing and wine tasting when your cruise ship is docked in Auckland, and fall in love with the ‘City of Sails’. Explore the city center and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $154.39

Auckland Shore Excursion: Small-Group Matakana Food and Wine Tour

When your ship is docked in Auckland taste the food and wine of the Matakana Coast, located less than an hour's drive from the port. On this Matakana Coast ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $246.71

Auckland Shore Excursion: Jet Boat Ride on Waitemata Harbour

Experience the thrill of a jet-boat ride on Waitemata Harbour when your cruise ship is in port in Auckland, and see the city’s iconic landmarks from a ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.99

Auckland Shore Excursion: Waiheke Island Tour With Zipline Adventure

Experience the excitement of a zipline adventure when your ship docks in Auckland, and take a shore excursion over the water to Waiheke Island. Your day tour ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $124.95

Auckland Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks in Auckland, see the best of the city on an Auckland hop-on hop-off shore excursion. Discover the vibrant city with flexibility and ...  Read more

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.81

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