Your ship will dock at Princes Wharf or Queens Wharf in central
Auckland. The moment you step on shore you’ll be downtown.
If you would like to explore the city’s suburbs including
Newmarket, Parnell and Ponsonby, you can catch an inner city
bus (LINK Bus).
Taxis are available at the pier and at designated taxi stands
throughout the city.
Cuisines from around the world are well represented in
Auckland. “Fusion” foods that combine the very best styles
from regions like Asia and the Mediterranean with fresh local
produce are particularly popular. Outdoor cafes abound, and
because Auckland is a city that embraces water, many cafes and
restaurants have exceptional views. In the inner city you’ll find
a wide choice of cafes, bars and restaurants around Britomart
Precinct, Princes Wharf, Viaduct Basin, Lorne Street and High
Street. Alternatively, you might like to head out to Parnell,
Newmarket, Ponsonby, Mission Bay or Devonport.
Quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as
fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products and sandwiches
to be taken off the ship however commercially packaged
confectionery, chips and bottled drinking water are allowed
subject to inspection.
Queen Street, Auckland’s main street, offers a range of
boutiques, souvenir and clothing stores, banks and restaurants
together with arcades and shopping centres. Nearby suburbs
Newmarket and Ponsonby are also great shopping spots.
Popular souvenir items are wool and sheepskin items, Maori
artifacts, greenstone (New Zealand nephrite jade) and woollen