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Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Free admission
Northern Motorway, Auckland

The Basics

The 3,348-foot-long (1,020 meter) Auckland Harbour Bridge was built in 1959 to connect the central and northern parts of Auckland. Aside from its impressive steel construction, the views from it are perhaps its greatest attraction, with hundreds of sailboats on the twinkling waters below, views of the central Auckland skyline, and Rangitoto Island’s volcanic peak in the distance.

Many visitors will cross the bridge at some point during their travels in and around Auckland. While anyone (with a license) can drive over the bridge, pedestrians only have access via a guided tour. A fun way to see the bridge and the surrounding views is to book a bridge climbing tour, which takes visitors to the top arch and away from the traffic below. Or, enjoy a scenic harbor cruise and take in views of the bridge from the water.

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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
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US$99.83 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great outing!
Crew was awesome…informative, friendly and service oriented. Fun time! Sail was a lot of fun. Food was terrific
Mary_A, Jan 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Auckland

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Great outing!
Mary_A, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Crew was awesome…informative, friendly and service oriented. Fun time! Sail was a lot of fun. Food was terrific
star-5
You go girls!
Margaret_E, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Fabulous female crew! Good dinner and whole thing cost what a restaurant dinner would have. Really sailed.
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So glad we did not miss this experience.
James_T, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
The crew was so enjoyable, funny and knowledgeable. Food was good and views were spectacular. Great experience if you have never sailed.
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Sailboat dinner cruise.
John_A, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Great sailboat crew. Very friendly and fun to spend the evening with. Cruising the harbor was delightful. The appetizers were delicious and the main meal was good. You don’t go on this sailing for a 5 star meal but it was all very tasty. All in all a very pleasant evening.
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Exceptional experience
Karen_E, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Great experience, it was so much fun. The team looking after us was fantastic!! Food was delicious and eating it on the deck whilst sailing was special.
star-5
Orcas!!!!
FM_W, Oct 2022
Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
Orcas in the harbour were the highlight! The guides Brad, first day James and Bridget (?) were superb. Friendly reassuring and professional
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Must do experience
CHERYL_D, Aug 2022
Auckland Harbour Sailing Experience
The tour guide and crew were very welcoming. Good knowledge and very witty at times, which made the trip even more enjoyable.
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Highly recommend!
Janice_E, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Sailboat cruise and dinner was fantastic! We highly recommend! The weather was perfect and dinner was great!
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Sunset cruise Auckland harbor
Gigi_A, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Beautiful evening and sunset. Very relaxing!!Great crew on the boat. Food was ok- meat was a little tough .
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Awesome experience!
Gareth_A, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Really good experience, thoroughly enjoyed it! Perhaps a little overpriced, but still great! Staff were funny and friendly!
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Great evening option
Richard_B, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
Captain Todd and his crew did a wonderful job. We were able to enjoy our meal above deck which gave us time to enjoy the Auckland skyline. I trained on the way in but that gave us the full NZ experience. Very informative. The meal was very tasty. Would recommend as a great evening option.
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Great customer service
Hurra4, Jan 2023
Auckland Harbour Sailboat Cruise Including Three Course Dinner
This is an unusual review as we were unable to go on the trip. The weather the whole time we were in Auckland was constant rain and wind. The operators of this tour were in constant communication with us . We were offed an opportunity to change our date and / or a full refund. Unfortunately the weather did not change so we could not go but we can’t complain about the terrific service
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tours to the bridge tend to fill up quickly in the peak season (summer), so book ahead.

  • To see the bridge from the water, catch a North Shore-bound ferry from downtown Auckland.

  • The bridge is quite exposed to the elements, so take plenty of layers and sunscreen if climbing the bridge.

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How to Get There

The Auckland Harbour Bridge connects Saint Marys Bay on the Auckland city side to Northcote on the North Shore. To drive across, follow the road signs on State Highway 1 and the Auckland Northern Motorway. To catch a bus, get on a North Shore-bound bus from Central Auckland. For any other kind of access, your tour company will usually transfer you from a downtown location or agreed meeting point.

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When to Get There

The bridge is open 24/7, except during roadwork, and can be drive at any time. It tends to get congested on weekdays during morning and evening rush hours. Guided tours giving pedestrian access generally run during normal working hours, excluding public holidays.

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Bungy Jump Off the Harbour Bridge

If climbing the bridge seems a bit too tame, consider bungy jumping off it instead. The extreme sport was born in New Zealand, so there’s hardly a better place to try it. The bridge sits 143 feet (44 meters) above the water, and as you plunge toward it you can enjoy the views of the sea, city, islands, and hills in the distance.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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