Stop 1: Viaduct Harbour/Princes Wharf
Visit this attraction on our Red Tour
Temporary stop relocation
Due to roadworks, this stop will be located outside 15 Sturdee Street until further notice. This is a short, flat walk of about 4 minutes from the usual stop on Quay Street – you can see a map on our homepage.
Our main city stop is conveniently located on the waterfront, across the road from Princes Wharf and the Maritime Museum. Just around the corner is the vibrant Viaduct Harbour precinct, while the exciting redeveloped areas of Wynyard Quarter and Silo Park are just a short stroll away over Te Wero Bridge.
This area is also the entrance to Princes Wharf and cruise ship terminals. If you're returning to a cruise ship, Stop One is the closest stop to your ship.
The Viaduct Harbour was developed as a base for the America's Cup Yachting Regatta in 2000, and this area is now bustling with cafes, bars, restaurants, apartments and attractions.
Wynyard Quarter is a newly regenerated waterfront area. What was once a closed-off industrial precinct used by the fishing and marine industries has been opened up and revitalised with cafes and restaurants, public spaces and frequent free events. You can reach Wynyard Quarter by walking across Te Wero Bridge. There’s also a fantastic playground there for kids.
Walk to Britomart
A few blocks away from our Waterfront stop is the Britomart transport and entertainment precinct. It's named for the HMS Britomart, a British brig that raised the Union Jack over Auckland for the first time in 1840.
Britomart is our central train station and bus transport hub, but the area's also full of renovated historic buildings housing everything from posh boutiques to nightclubs, yoga studios, and international cuisine.