Queen Victoria bow view at Queen's Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand

Queen Victoria visits Auckland

Half-way through her Cunard World Voyage

Cunard Line’s Queen Victoria visited the Port of Auckland, New Zealand today. Today marks day 60 of her Cunard World Voyage – exactly half-way through her 120 night voyage which covers 34 ports in 17 different countries.

Queen Victoria bridge view at Queen's Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria’s bridge view at Queen’s Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand

The ship arrived at Queen’s Wharf in the Port of Auckland early at 5am. During the day, passengers were able to explore the city – famous for the nickname the “City of Sails” and dotted with 48 volcanic cones by sampling excursions such as the America’s Cup Experience, Jet Boat Adventures, Auckland Sky Tower, Auckland Fish Market and also a trip to the coastal community of Muriwai, where on the wild cliff-tops, overlooking the beach and surrounding rugged scenery they could view one of the largest mainland gannet colonies in the world.

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Other excursions available to Queen Victoria’s passengers included a trip to the Waitakere West Coast Ranges (approximately 11 miles North-west of the city) where they could view breathtaking views of the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean, read up on the local history and view the traditional Maori carvings. Later in the excursion, passengers were able to take a walk through a lush rain forest whilst listening to the native birdsong, viewing beautiful streams and giant tree ferns.

Enjoy these photos our local photographer took whilst at the port today!

Queen Victoria bow view at Queen's Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria bow view at Queen’s Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen's Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen’s Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Central Business District in the summer, Auckland, New Zealand
Central Business District in the summer, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria starboard view at Queen's Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria starboard view at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria stern view at Queen's Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria stern view at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria starboard bow view during sunset at Queen's Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria starboard bow view during sunset at Queen’s Wharf, Port of Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria bow view at dusk at Queen's Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Queen Victoria bow view at dusk at Queen’s Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand
Central Business District at dusk, Auckland, New Zealand
Central Business District at dusk with the Auckland Sky Tower on the right

You can view more of Queen Victoria’s Cunard World Voyage itinerary, visit our Auckland port guide or view our Auckland virtual tour!

Photos courtesy of Sara Marshall
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