Queen’s Wharf Auckland – A Fun Family Day by the Waterfront

Offering an idyllic escape amidst stunning natural scenery and charming cityscapes full of local culture, Auckland provides visitors with a unique holiday adventure. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, this vibrant city is a great place to head to with the family or that special someone as you explore and enjoy the very best this picturesque part of the country has to offer. There are many fascinating sights to see here and those looking for places to visit while on holiday should definitely spend time at Queen’s Wharf in Auckland.

Ideally located in the downtown area near the Auckland Ferry Terminal, this lively locale is a popular hangout spot with locals as well. Looking out across Waitemata Harbour, Queen’s Wharf provides the perfect spot to rest and play amidst a scenic backdrop.

Queens Wharf which was completed in 1913 played a significant role in the city’s maritime endeavours and was used as a hub both for the transportation of goods and people. Currently owned by the New Zealand Government and Waterfront Auckland, the wharf has been transformed into an area where the entire family can unwind and engage in a variety of activities.

Be it soaking up the sun and the scenery or indulging in a bit of people watching, Queens Wharf is an ideal place to just sit back and watch the world go slowly by. At the northern part of the wharf you will actually find comfy ‘loungers’ where you can do just that while taking in the views of Waitemata Harbour.

As you explore the area make sure to visit the various sights of interest here; the historical Ferry Building where you will find several cafes and dining options, the distinctive heritage listed building known as Shed 10 and the striking events venue called, ‘The Cloud’. Queens Wharf is also a great site to indulge in an activity that gives you a chance to catch your own supper; fishing!

Those in search of centrally located luxury hotels collection in the city can stay at The Langham Hotel Auckland. Situated within easy reach of the waterfront, this elegant property belongs to Langham Hotels which has a variety of luxury 5 star hotels in a range of key destinations the world over.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.