Auckland's waterfront is a vibrant spot surrounded by the ocean with a lot to see and do. From museums, landmarks and safari adventures to playgrounds and eateries, it’s a great place to explore, relax and indulge.

Interior of Maritime Museum

Spend time at the New Zealand Maritime Museum learning about the stories that created a nation, stories that have defined our identity as New Zealanders.

New Zealand Maritime Museum | Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour

The New Zealand Maritime Museum celebrates Aotearoa’s special connection to the sea. Be inspired by their exhibitions, galleries and on water experiences which showcase New Zealand’s unique history of exploration, immigration, discovery and sailing. Head down to the Viaduct to see how great this museum is for yourself.

Interior of Auckland Fish Market

Auckland Fish Market

Auckland Fish Market | 22-32 Jellicoe Street

Stop by the recently refurbished Auckland Fish Market for some delicious fresh fish and festive market vibes. Grab a cold drink from their fully stocked bar, then take your pick of cuisine from one of their nine different eateries. This modern day food court is a waterfront hot-spot and will not disappoint.

Interior of White + Wong's

White + Wong’s | 149 Quay Street

If you’re after flavoursome Asian cuisine visit White + Wong’s harbourside restaurant. They have a street food-inspired menu of tasty Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Thai dishes that will leave you spoilt for choice. Stop by for lunch or dinner and try their delicious food for yourself.

Ferry in the ocean with whale

Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari | 175 Quay Street 

Looking for a unique adventure? Head to the Viaduct and go on a Whale and Dolphin Safari. Explore the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park on a 65-foot luxury marine research boat. With plenty of extraordinary NZ marine wildlife to see including rare seabirds, dolphins, Bryde’s Whales, orcas and seals, this safari will definitely be an unforgettable experience with plenty of photo opportunities.

Bikes parked outside

Big Street Bikers | 18 Viaduct Harbour Ave

Explore the brilliant Waterfront on an electric Bike from ‘Big Street Bikers’. Not only are these bikes fun and convenient they are also environmentally friendly and are charged using the power of the sunshine. So head to Big Street Bikers solar power recharger station and get amongst this unique two-wheeled experience. 

Exterior of The Cloud

The Cloud | 89 Quay Street, Queens Wharf

After renting an electric bike from Big Street Bikers go check out The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This unique structure was made to represent Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Originally built to accommodate Rugby World Cup fans in 2011, the beautiful building has stolen the hearts of its visitors and become an Auckland landmark, playing host to concerts, exhibitions and festivals alike. 

Neon lights

Try your hand at an exciting game of mini golf, or head upstairs for an afternoon of karaoke at Holey Moley

Holey Moley | 204 Quay Street

Catch up with friends over drinks and a game of mini golf at Holey Moley Golf Club. This mini golf bar has 27 unique holes to keep you entertained, while the Caddyshack bar has a luscious range of drinks and snacks on offer, because everyone knows mini golf can be thirsty work. What’s more, the venue is also host to a private karaoke bar upstairs, with views out to the water. You and your friends will have a blast at this thrilling bar! 


Silo Park Playground | Corner Beaumont Street and Jellicoe

The Silo Park adventure playground is a great little spot to take the family. The kids will have a blast at the ocean themed playground, with equipment set in sand and a water park that they can have a splash around in. After the kids have burnt off some energy, relax and admire the striking views of the harbour from one of the many inviting bars on Wynyard Quarter. There’s certainly something for everyone. 

Last updated: 03 May 2022