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Z Pier Westhaven Marina | Westhaven drive, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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Cruise the North Kaipara - The Port Albert option

This trip is only offered once a year we are told - we would recommend taking it when you see it... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
EandGO
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
A very pleasant day out at a reasonable price

Enjoyed a nice day on the Kiapara Harbour,with lots of interesting commentry. We were a little... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
brendanorm
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Z Pier Westhaven Marina | Westhaven drive, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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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

Thank EandGO
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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

Thank brendanorm
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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

Thank Gay G
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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

Thank STEVE CLARK
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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

Thank Patricia G
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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

1  Thank SandLexia
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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

Thank Sandra F
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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

1  Thank Treveena
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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

1  Thank Trevor F
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

We had a wonderful day. Went up to Port Albert by coach and boarded the Kewpie Too. The trip took 6 hours but we enjoyed every minute of it. The skipper gave a detailed commentary all the way down the harbour. The crew (Sam) was...More

1  Thank Lorraine B
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