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God willing & weather permitting

Part of the Auckland Heritage Festival 2013

Hobsonville boat

Did you know before roads, Māori and early European settlers used the waterways around Auckland much like we do highways in 2013?

You will learn about this and much more after experiencing a family-friendly narrated ferry journey on Saturday 5 October, as part of the 2013 Auckland Heritage Festival.

Join Auckland Council’s Principal Heritage Adviser Tony Barnes as he brings the former Upper Waitematā Harbour and Hobsonville ‘highways’ to life.

The experience, inspired by the late Malcolm Hahn’s book ‘God Willing and Weather Permitting’, is a rare opportunity - taking passengers to the former Air Force Base which is now home to Auckland’s newest residential community, Hobsonville Point.

Expect to hear fascinating stories and visit Hobsonville Point’s new wharf and story panels before returning to Downtown, Auckland.

Pack your lunch, sunscreen and camera for a fun and educational day out for the whole family.

Refreshments available for purchase on the ferry.


Saturday 5 October, 2013

Ferry departs from Downtown Pier 4 at 10am, returns at 12pm.


Adults (16yrs and older) $10

Children (15 years and younger) $5

Family group (two adults and two children) $25

Purchase tickets for God Willing & Weather Permitting on Eventfinda

Please note: phone bookings attract an $8 booking fee - book online to avoid the fee for both adult and child tickets. An online booking fee of $2.50 applies to family tickets.

Organised by Auckland Transport and Hobsonville Land Company as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival