Ferry Building, Auckland Central

Step back into New Zealand's maritime heritage at Ferry Building, an important and ornate structure built by the Auckland Harbor Board between 1909 and 1912. Registered with the Historic Places Trust, the building's grandeur highlights the wealth and power generated by the nation's ports at the turn of the 20th century. Its unusual coloration and design make it stand out against the backdrop of modern-day Auckland. Explore the history of the wharf while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor, and then grab a bite to eat in one of the cafes and restaurants now housed here. Using our international travel planner, Auckland Central attractions like Ferry Building can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 3, 2017
    The Ferry Building is all about ferries - which still run all day getting people to and from central Auckland and the islands. Before the 747, water was the way to go, in fact, it was the only way fro...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    New Zealand's pioneer days, had a customs building. Brick making appearance is reminiscent of traditional and timeless. There is now the restaurant is on the ground floor, coffee and muffin take-out Cafe. And to islands such as Waiheke Island near the ferries to and from from the island back to Auckland, and this building looks.
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  • September 13, 2017
    It is located at the end of Queen Street, the main street of Auckland. There are ferries to the different islands. Building in excellent condition. It is worth reaching it, observe it, and go around the port, since it is a beautiful area with local of all kinds. The green color of the water of the harbor is striking.
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  • August 1, 2017
    An old building at the waterfront of Auckland's downtown, close to the ferry wharf. It now houses several upscale restaurants.
  • July 13, 2017
    Fantastic historical site and ferry access to north shore of Auckland.
  • April 5, 2017
    Beautiful architecture, though I've never been in the building or taken a ferry ride, so I can't review it for more than its external appearance.
  • March 20, 2017
    What a fantastic building! So nice to find a jewel amongst all the glass and steel.
  • April 12, 2017
    Beautiful building. The ferry's were all on time and took us to Devonport. Totally worth the price.

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As a modern and cosmopolitan city, Auckland benefits from a range of accommodations. From downtown luxury and boutique hotels to suburban bed and breakfasts, motels, and campsites, visitors of all persuasions and budgets can find something to suit them. A cluster of accommodations around the airport make convenient stops for those traveling late, while the popular harbor area offers rooms with a nice view. RV parks on the edge of town make a great basecamp for getting out into the surrounding landscape.
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