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Z Pier Westhaven Marina | Westhaven drive, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I took a group of elderly folk 75 to 98years and it was a magic day for them nothing was hard for them toilets ect and the lunch was great to. will do it again

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NickieF331b
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This trip is only offered once a year we are told - we would recommend taking it when you see it advertised. It leaves from the Port Albert wharf - 20 mins west of Wellsford. 3.5hrs - 4 hrs cruising the Oruawharo River down to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank EandGO
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Enjoyed a nice day on the Kiapara Harbour,with lots of interesting commentry. We were a little dissapointed that we didnt go further up to closer to the entrance,but that was our fault for not researching beforehand. The stop at Shelly Beach was 2 hours,we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank brendanorm
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Excellent service and would recommend for a relaxed and peaceful day's outing. Very clear and informative commentary. Stop at Shelley Beach for lunch was excellent - The Jetty restaurant served beautiful fish and chips (among other things) and the service was quick and efficient. Just...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GayG38
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful time spent on this great little cruise boat,amazing skipper with a fountain of knowledge about this beautiful waterway. Spent the afternoon as invited guests for anniversary celebration,boarded at Parakai (spring road),upto Shelly beach for lunch,nice gentle cruising,then back in time for a couple of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This interesting and very historic part of Auckland in the North Island is still mainly rural. The farms surround the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. Our cruise captain was very informative and gave an interesting talk on the history. I was amazed to hear...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Our large group was picked up at the Parakai Wharf just outside Helensville, and enjoyed about a three-hour round trip through the waterways and into the Kaipara Harbour. A substantial lunch was provided for us all plus tea / coffee and cake. The commentary was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank SandLexia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went as a family, 3 adults & 2 children over the Christmas holidays. The weather was overcast and started raining halfway through the cruise so we retreated inside but this is not the best place to be to see the scenery as you will...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 28 March 2016

An informative cruise from Port Albert to Batley, along several rivers leading into the Kaipara Harbour, reputed to be one of the largest harbour coastline in the Southern Hemisphere. From the welcome upon boarding the boat to leaving we couldn't find any fault. To See...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Treveena
Reviewed 6 January 2016

A Kaipara Harbour cruise was one of the items on the bucket list of my wife and I. The Kaipara is reputed to be the largest harbor in the southern hemisphere with a coastline of some 3,200 km. It is a very tidal harbor with...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Trevor F
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