Beginning where the sea once lapped the shore at the bottom of Shortland St, this tour follows the maritime history of a city that was settled and built by a succession of seafaring people. Following the changing shoreline, we uncover sites of Maori settlement, survey the Victorian waterfront, consider the effects of maritime trade and the city’s marine industries, and celebrate New Zealand’s successes in sport on the water.
This tour only runs on Sundays. It starts outside 80 Queen Street, Auckland (corner of Queen & Shortland Streets (Deloitte/BNZ Building) and finishes outside the Downtown Ferry Terminal Building in Quay Street.
What to bring
Please dress appropriately for the weather. Expect it to be changeable – Auckland is built on an isthmus between two large bodies of ocean and can experience four seasons in one day.
Bring water, a hat, sunscreen and an umbrella can be useful rain or shine!
Start Point: Outside 80 Queen Street (the Deloitte/BNZ Building), corner of Queen & Shortland Sts, Auckland CBD).