Heritage Boat Tours
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We are pleased to sponsor tours of the port and the Waitematā Harbour aboard the historic William C.
Daldy steam tugboat.
Heritage Steam Tugboat Tours let visitors take a cruise back in time, touring
Auckland’s busy port aboard the historic William C. Daldy steam tug – one of
the port’s first tugboats, dating back to 1935.
90-minute, family-friendly tours provide a close-up view of our operations
along with a detailed commentary on the maritime history of Auckland and the port.
Tours include a special stop at the Auckland Harbour Bridge, where the William
C. Daldy proved its might salvaging a piece of the bridge during its
construction in 1958.
next Auckland Heritage Festival will take place between Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 9 October 2016. Check back for tour details closer to the time.
also provide electronic and printed brochures for our Red Fence Heritage Walk,
a self-guided walk that starts at the New Zealand Maritime Museum and ends on the Ports of
Auckland observation deck.
here for more information on our year-round public tours.
Red Fence Heritage Walks
our self-guided Red Fence Heritage Walks, participants can learn more about
the dramatic history of the stretch of waterfront marked by Ports of Auckland’s
magnificent red fence.
include Te Kawau's Rock, which sits near the former tip of Rerengaoraiti
(Britomart Point), the Rainbow Warrior memorial near Marsden Wharf and the
final stop at the port’s observation deck overlooking our Fergusson Container
to the port are also welcome to visit the observation deck in the Ports of
Auckland building. The deck is open between 8.30am and 5.00pm on weekdays. To get
a close-up view of the container terminal during the weekend, we suggest making
use of the public walkway, which can be accessed near the heliport.