Discover New Zealand’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum on Auckland’s waterfront. Explore the themed galleries to find out how the first Polynesians got here, experience the hardships the first European settlers faced, and be inspired by our modern day maritime heroes.
Learn more about New Zealand’s most famous sailor, Sir Peter Blake, see what it takes to win the America’s Cup and have a go at crewing a race yacht with the team challenge. Along the way you can try your hand at yacht design, relax in a Kiwi style bach, hear the cannon fire and test your sea legs in the rocking cabin.
There’s plenty of opportunity to get out on the water too. The Museum’s heritage vessel Ted Ashby sets out six days a week taking you on a one-hour voyage. Or you can experience life on a tall ship with half- and full-day sailings in the Hauraki Gulf on tall ship Breeze. Enjoy great views of the city skyline and the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge as you navigate the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour and Hauraki Gulf.
Open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week
Museum admission $17 (free for Auckland residents) | Admission and Sailing $29 | Concessions apply
Corner Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
Tel: +64 9 373 0800